Miss Universe coronation night
LATEST UPDATE: January 30, 2017 - 11:24am
LOCATION:
MALL OF ASIA ARENA
PASAY CITY
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January 30, 2017

Malacañang extended its congratulations to Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France as well as to Philippine bet Maxine Medina. Here's the full statement from presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella: 

Congratulations to the new Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere of France. People of France are rejoicing. Truly, this is a proud moment for their country. Iris brought tremendous joy to her people by representing France well on the international stage with her winning grace, regal bearing and inspiring answer. She has won not only the nod of the judges but the affection of the entire world as well. We likewise congratulate Maria Mika Maxine Medina for making it to the Top 6. She represented the Philippines well in the international scene. Our best wishes to the 65th Miss Universe.

January 30, 2017

Iris Mittenaere is the second Miss Universe winner to hail from France. The first Miss Universe winner from the country is Christiane Martel in 1953.

January 30, 2017

The judges have spoken. Miss Universe 2016 is Miss France Iris Mittenaere. Congratulations!

Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier - 1st Runner Up
Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar - 2nd Runner Up

January 30, 2017

Question asked to the Top 3: Name something over the course of your life that you've failed at and tell us what you've learned from that experience.

Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar

I think that many times one makes mistakes from many things. During moments when you may not accept someone due to difference, to not accept them due to sexual preferences, and to not be capable of accepting their error. I think any of those experience gives you the opportunity to have strength and value and principles.

Miss France Iris Mittenaere

I failed several times in my life. So I thought I failed the first time that I went on a casting because my name was not in the list. And the very next day I found I was in a new book. So I think when you fail, you have to be elevated and you have to try again and keep going. If tonight I'm not one of the winners, I will still have the great honor being one of the three finalists. So I think I have failed before but for me this a great first opportunity.

Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier

About seven years ago I survived the earthquake. I feel I was failing myself because I was not living my dreams. I was living day by day in that earthquake, it was a bad event. But I chose to be a positive person and learn a great lesson from it. Because if I'm here today it's because I am living my dreams. Thank you.

January 30, 2017

Miss Universe Top 3 now in Q&A portion: Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar, Miss France Iris Mittenaere and Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier.

January 30, 2017

Final 3 of Miss Universe announced. Included are: Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar, Miss France Iris Mittenaere and Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier.

January 30, 2017

Miss Philippines asked: What is the most significant change you've seen in the world in the last 10 years? Here's how she answered.

In the last 10 years in being here in the world is that I saw the people being in one event like this in Ms. Universe. It's something big to us that we are one as a nation we are all together.

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Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar, Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane and Miss France Iris Mittenaere had interpreters during the Q&A portion. There was no interpreter for Miss Philippines.

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A look at the Top 6.

January 30, 2017

Here's the Miss Universe Top 6:

  • Miss France Iris Mittenaere
  • Miss Kenya Mary Esther Were
  • Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar
  • Miss Philippines Maxine Medina
  • Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane
  • Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier
January 30, 2017

Miss Myanmar Htet Htet Htun wins national costume award.

January 30, 2017

Here's the complete Miss Universe Top 9 in the order they were called.

  • Miss USA Deshauna Barber
  • Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane
  • Miss France Iris Mittenaere
  • Miss Mexico Kristal Silva
  • Miss Kenya Mary Esther Were
  • Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar
  • Miss Canada Siera Bearchell
  • Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier
  • Miss Philippines Maxine Medina
January 30, 2017

Miss Philippines Maxine Medina takes final spot in Top 9.

January 30, 2017

Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier takes 8th spot.

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Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar takes 6th spot while Miss Canada Siera Bearchell takes 7th spot.

January 30, 2017

Miss France Iris Mittenaere and Miss Mexico Kristal Silva takes third ad fourth spot in Top 9. Fifth called is Miss Kenya Mary Esther Were.

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Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane makes it in Top 9. 

January 30, 2017

Host Steve Harvey announces Top 9. First on the list is Miss USA Deshauna Barber.

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Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier and Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane complete the Top 13 of Miss Universe.

Here's the complete list.

  • Kenya, Mary Esther Were
  • Indonesia, Kezia Warouw
  • USA, Deshauna Barber
  • Mexico, Kristal Silva
  • Peru, Valeria Piazza
  • Panama, Keity Drennan
  • Colombia, Andrea Tovar
  • Philippines, Maxine Medina
  • Canada, Siera Bearchell
  • Brazil, Raissa Santana
  • France, Iris Mittenaere
  • Haiti, Raquel Pelissier
  • Thailand, Chalita Suansane
January 30, 2017

Miss Canada Siera Bearchell, Miss Brazil Raissa Santana and Miss France Iris Mittenaere also make it in Top 13.

January 30, 2017

Also in Top 13 are Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar and Miss Philippines Maxine Medina.

January 30, 2017

Miss Peru Valeria Piazza and Miss Panama Keity Drennan make it in Top 13.

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So far, the following made it into the Top 13. 

  • Kenya, Mary Esther Were
  • Indonesia, Kezia Warouw
  • USA, Deshauna Barber
  • Mexico, Kristal Silva
January 30, 2017

Miss Universe host Steve Harvey announces Top 13. First to make it is Miss Kenya.

January 30, 2017

Rapper Flo Rida performs while Miss Universe candidates roam the stage.

January 30, 2017

"Ako na bahala dito," says Maxine Medina in a phone patch television interview. The pageant proper is starting in a few.

People gather at the Mall of Asia arena on Monday morning to witness the coronation of the next Miss Universe. Pia Wurzbach's beau Marlon Stockinger has arrived at the venue.

The family of Maxine Medina has also arrived in formal attire to support the Philippines' candidate.

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