27 unforgettable moments during the 65th Miss Universe pageant

January 30th, 2017

It’s been 23 years since the Miss Universe pageant was held in the Philippines where Miss India, Sushmita Sen, took home the crown and became the first in her country to ever win the title. And last year, another queen was crowned and hailed as the most beautiful woman in the universe.

Here’s a rundown of what happened at the 65th Miss Universe pageant:

1. Flo Rida opened the show with a bang and the ladies from all over the world showed us what “confidently beautiful” looked like as they walk.

This is it! It's starting! Flo Rida hits the stage. #65thMissUniverse #MissUniverse 👸 pic.twitter.com/eYPGUWF3Yq

— InqPOP! (@InqPOP) January 30, 2017


2. We also had major major 90s throwback with Boyz II Men!

*Goosebumps* over Boyz II Men. 90s baby here 🙋🏻 #MissUniverse

— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) January 30, 2017


3. Steve Harvey is back as the host of the show, and he’s well aware of what he did last time.

Steve Harvey is back! No envelopes and rushing-to-the-stage-with-an-apology this time. 😆 #MissUniverse #65thMissUniverse pic.twitter.com/L2VdrKbM9N

— InqPOP! (@InqPOP) January 30, 2017

People were like: “Umayos ka, huy!”


4. We had a little throwback of Pia Wurtzbach’s coronation as Miss Universe 2015.

RELIVE THE MOMENT: Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach's crowning momentVisit http://inq.news/MissUniverse for more

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It was both painful and exciting to see again.


5. Queen Pia and Steve Harvey were reunited again!

.@PiaWurtzbach to Steve: Thank you for making me the most famous Miss U!
Steve: Thank you for making me the most famous host! pic.twitter.com/99ZNv1qNXL

— InqPOP! (@InqPOP) January 30, 2017

Well, glad they’re both thankful. LOL


6. When Steve Harvey was announcing the Top 13, all of us we’re like:

TOP 13 right now!
All of us: #MissUniverse #65thMissUniverse pic.twitter.com/IaKKBParnt

— InqPOP! (@InqPOP) January 30, 2017

Paano huminga, guys?!


7. It was indeed an awkward moment for Steve Harvey when he called Colombia.

Steve "How do people of Colombia feel about Steve Harvey?"
Colombia"wanna know the truth?"
Steve"Lie to me" 😂#MissUniverse #Philippines pic.twitter.com/V75I1GzX0U

— Christine Babao (@ChristineBBabao) January 30, 2017

But Miss Colombia proved she’s confidently beautiful “with a heart” for forgiveness.


8. When Philippines was announced as one of the Top 13, Pinoys made sure they were roaring loud:

Crowd roars as Maxine Medina's name announced as Top 13 #MissUniverse #Philippines #Inq pic.twitter.com/vyuUbGxDoL | @MJcayabyabINQ

— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) January 30, 2017


9. Miss Philippines was called right after Miss Colombia and Steve Harvey just couldn’t handle it.

After announcing Philippines after Colombia:
"I can't believe this is happening again." – Steve Harvey

Hahaha#MissUniverse #Philippines

— Mareng Miriam (@hopia_buko) January 30, 2017

‘Eto na naman tayo.


10. Here are the Top 13:

Universe, this is your official Top 13. #MissUniverse pic.twitter.com/s2DBI3LrHk

— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) January 30, 2017


11. We saw Dayanara Torres and Sushmita Sen back in PH for Miss Universe after 1994, and god, they’re still so beautiful!

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via Giphy

How to be Ms. U po?


12. During the swimsuit competition, the girls were all slaying the runway.

Confidently beautiful and slaying that swimsuit walk! Pak, ganern bes. #MissUniverse #Philippines #INQ 👸

— InqPOP! (@InqPOP) January 30, 2017

WATCH: This is the #MissUniverse top 13's swimsuit competition pic.twitter.com/FrwpXaf9A6 | @banderainquirer #Philippines #INQ

— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) January 30, 2017


13. When it was time to announce the Top 9, we were all feeling the pressure!

TOP 9 NAAAAAA! Are we feeling any pressure right now? #MissUniverse #Philippines #INQ pic.twitter.com/07lLKRZRIG

— InqPOP! (@InqPOP) January 30, 2017


HOWMAYGAHD! My Pahmilyyyyy. Eto, uhm, wait!


14. Everyone was holding onto their seats when only one slot was left. But then, Philippines was called!

YAAAAASSSSS!!! PASOK, MGA BES! #MissUniverse #Philippines #INQ pic.twitter.com/tvH2BAH8a5

— InqPOP! (@InqPOP) January 30, 2017



15. Srsly, the twirl did the trick.

WINNER ANG TWIRL!!! SLAY, KWEEN! #MissUniverse #Philippines #INQ pic.twitter.com/eghtDhpvKa

— InqPOP! (@InqPOP) January 30, 2017

Ikot-ikot pa. Ikot. Ikot.


16. Miss Myanmar won Best National Costume.

ICYMI: Miss Myanmar wins best national costume award!https://t.co/ePjy1bB55b #MissUniverse #Philippines pic.twitter.com/TTUevmUiUX

— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) January 30, 2017

Gurl, effort o!


17. Maxine Medina showed she knows how to rock that red gown.

"And I got that red lip classic thing that you like…" 🎶👸 Slaying in that red dress. #MissUniverse #Philippines #INQ pic.twitter.com/hmH71OV5xl

— InqPOP! (@InqPOP) January 30, 2017


18. The Top 6 included: France, Kenya, Colombia, Philippines, Thailand, and Haiti! All of us were like:


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19. When Maxine Medina was announced as the the first in line for the Question and Answer portion:

via Tumblr

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Kapit lang!


20. Here are the all of the Top 6’s answers to their respective questions:


21. The Top 3 were: Colombia, France, and Haiti.

The TOP 3 are: Colombia, France, and Haiti.
You're still our Kween, Maxine! #MissUniverse #Philippines #ThatsOkay pic.twitter.com/c5WzmXBo8E

— InqPOP! (@InqPOP) January 30, 2017

Even though Maxine didn’t win the crown, it was nice that for a moment, we are indeed “one as a nation.”


22. The question for the Top 3 was “Name something over the course of your life that you failed at, and tell us what you learned from that experience.”

Lastly, this is #MissUniverse Miss Colombia's answer in the Q and A portion: pic.twitter.com/tBOvEtj1l7

— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) January 30, 2017

Miss Colombia told us that those experiences will give us strength, principles, and values.


Read! This is #MissUniverse Miss France's answer in the Q and A: pic.twitter.com/WZmCG7EmXx

— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) January 30, 2017

Miss France taught us that despite our failures, we should know how to try again and keep going.


This is #MissUniverse Miss Haiti's answer: pic.twitter.com/1UHofxoWzz

— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) January 30, 2017

Miss Haiti made us believe that we are where we are right now maybe because we are living our dreams.


23. Queen Pia did her final walk in that dreamy gown and we couldn’t contain our emotions!

Queen @PiaWurtzbach's final walk! We have so many feelings!!! 💖😍😭 #MissUniverse #YouWillAlwaysBeOurKween pic.twitter.com/6mEfTlYKPq

— InqPOP! (@InqPOP) January 30, 2017

You will always be our KWEEN!


24. And to prevent history from repeating itself, Pia handed Steve his glasses to make sure he sees things clearly.

CAN WE APPRECIATE #MissUniverse 2015 @PiaWurtzbach ON GIVING @IAmSteveHarvey A GLASSES BEFORE ANNOUNCING THE WINNER😂😂THE SAVAGE QUEEN😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Gcmoi7uLl7

— fenty yonce (@gabrielbonje) January 30, 2017


25. Miss France was crowned as Miss Universe!

Miss France crowned Miss Universe

Miss France is crowned Miss Universe in a made-for-television spectacle free of last year's dramatic mix-up but with a dash of political controversy as the finalists speak out on the refugee crisis and other hot-button global issues. #MissUniverseSubscribe to the Inquirer's YouTube channel here: http://f.inq.ph/ivxEu8C

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Say hello to the new confidently beautiful queen!


26. Because Miss France won, French Fries and French Baker trended on Twitter.

French fries, french macarons, french bread, FRANCE! 🇫🇷 #MissUniverse pic.twitter.com/ctJltuMDiZ

— InqPOP! (@InqPOP) January 30, 2017

Netizens called out for a sale on almost every “French” restaurant and cafe.


27. And when Pia hugged Maxine after the show, we just couldn’t contain our feelings about it!

RT No matter what, the nation's got your back. We love you Maxine! #MissUniverse #Philippines | @richardjuan pic.twitter.com/oYhKeEt9SN

— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) January 30, 2017

Thank you for representing our country, you two!

May next year pa, guys!

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