MU—The last five Miss Universe winners from Asia:
1988: Thailand's Porntip Nakhirunkanok
1994: India's Sushmita Sen
2000: India's Lara Dutta
2007: Japan's Riyo Mori
2015: Philippines's Pia Wurtzbach
Seriously, I just found out a few minutes ago that Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova from Canada was also in attendance during the MU 2016 pageant in Manila. Wow, who else did I miss? So far, I just know that Pia Wurtzbach, Sushmita Sen, Dayanara Torres, Riyo Mori, Gloria Diaz, Margie Moran, Leila Lopes and, now, Natalie Glebova graced the MU 2016 event with their presence. Counting Iris Mittenaere, that's 9 Miss Universe winners under 1 roof. @natalieglebova
Red carpet for Miss Universe 2016! Thanks to Rian Fernandez for the dress I Love it
MLA—Can you name them all from this angle? Clue: 1st letters of these countries are (from left to right): T, H, F and C. Go!
MU—These countries are the newest additions to Miss Universe. Kosovo debuted in 2008, Lithuania and Gabon in 2012, Azerbaijan in 2013 and, just this year, 2017, for the 65th or 2016 edition, Sierra Leone joined MU for the first time.
MU—Beauties of the Caribbean Community (in its strictest sense) who made big waves in Miss Universe in the 2010s are:
2010: Jamaica, 1st RU
2014: Jamaica, 4th RU
2015: Curaçao, Top 10
2016: Haiti, 1st RU
MU—What countries have the most Miss Universe winners? They are:
5 Puerto Rico,
3 Philippines, and
MU—Africa's yearly best performers in the last six editions of Miss Universe are:
2011: Angola, Miss Universe winner
2012: South Africa, Top 10
2014: Nigeria, Miss Congeniality
2015: South Africa, Top 15
2016: Kenya, Top 6
MU—Did you know that, so far, Africa have produced four Miss Universe winners? They are South Africa's Margaret Gardiner who won in 1978, Namibia's Michelle McLean in 1992, Botswana's Mpule Kwelagobe in 1999, and Angola's Leila Lopes in 2011.
MLA—So this is what it looks like backstage! Maxine Medina (Philippines) and Andrea Tovar (Colombia) preps to hit the stage for the swimsuit competition. #Repost @maxxuniverse
Backstage rush ft Maxima and Andeng
#65thmissuniverse #missuniverse2016 #maxinemedina #andreatovar @maxine_medina @andreatov @joselguez12
MLA—Every year they dominate the Miss Universe competition. Which of these five Latinas who qualified in this year's edition is your most favorite?
MANILA—Throwback with Great Britain, Guatemala and Guam on their way to an event for Miss Universe 2016. #Repost @65thmissuniverse
What makes these 3 candidates similar? All of them come from countries that start with the letter G!
Miss Great Britian @jaimeleefaulkner, Miss Guam @munekajoy and Miss Guatemala @arguetavirginia all slayed the Red Carpet in the Governor's Ball! #65thMissUniverse
MU—Europe's yearly best performers in the last five editions of Miss Universe are:
2012: Hungary, Top 10 (tied w/ France & Russia)
2013: Spain, 1st Runner Up
2014: Ukraine, 2nd Runner Up
2015: France, Top 5
2016: France, Miss Universe 2016 winner
MANILA—Peru's Valeria Piazza shares a #tbt from her Miss Universe 2016 days in Manila, Philippines. #Repost @valepiazzav
Thank you #Philippines. I am thankful for absolutely everything love, smiles, bright eyes, joy and all the amazing places I visited Thank you @piawurtzbach and @maxine_medina for sharing your beautiful country with me and the entire world yellow outfit @studiofperu #manila #studiof #missuniverse #missperu
MANILA—Miss Universe Thailand is warmly welcomed by her Filipino fans in Manila. She's back in the host country to promote Thailand's tourism industry. #Repost @namtanlitaa
This is for you, @philippines . I love you. Thank You to so many all over for the support me. I wanted to make you smile at Philippines. Goodnight xoxo
EL NIDO, PALAWAN—Hotness overload!! This is Miss Universe 2014 2nd runner up Diana Garkusha of Ukraine in the Philippines. #Repost @diana_garkusha
Thanks @themarknetodiaz for this pictre.
Idea, location, style: @mj_lastimosa #mu2014reunion #missuniverse #Manila #Philippines #Palawan #Elnido #DianaGarkusha #love #missuniverse2014 #travelph #redswimsuit #redonepiece #redbikini #elnidopalawan
THAILAND—Chalita will travel back to host country Philippines to promote Thailand's tourism industry to its neighboring SEA country. #Repost @tpageant
To the filipino fans ...Tomorrow Chalita will return to Philippines for promoting Thai tourism with Tourism authority of Thailand at PTAA Travel Tour Expo .The Exhibition will be held at SMX Converntion Center,Manila during 11-12 February 2017.She will arrive Manila Airport (Terminal 1) by Thai Airways flight TG 620 at 11.50 am //// น้องน้ำตาล ชลิตา ส่วนสเน่ห์ Miss Universe Thailand และ Top 6 Miss Universe 2016 จะเดินทางไปประเทศฟิลิปปินส์อีกครั้งเพื่อโปรโมทการท่องเที่ยวของประเทศไทย กับ ททท ในงาน PTAA Travel Tour Expo ณ ศูนย์แสดงสินค้านานาชาติ SMX กรุงมะนิลา ระหว่างวันที 11-12 กุมภาพันธ์นี้ รอชมภาพสวยๆของน้ำตาลกันนะคะ #MissUniverse #BeautyQueen #BeautyPageant #Pageant #MissThailand #Thailand #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2016 #philippines
MANILA—Good morning, Indonesia! Here's a flashback of Kezia in the dress rehearsals with the mock Top 13 semi-finalists. And, she actually made it to the Top 13. #Repost @missesindonesia
#keziawarouw #puteriindonesia #puteriindonesia2016 #missuniverseindonesia #missuniverse2016 #indonesia #indonesian #missuniverso2016 #repost #miss #missindonesia #beauty #pageant #beautypageant #missuniverse #missuniverso #missuniverso2016 #crown #stage #65thmissuniverse #instalike #like #follow #likeforlike #philippines #smile #bikini #swimsuit
MISS UNIVERSE—Pia modeled some Sherri Hill dresses used during the opening of Miss Universe 2016. What do you think? #Repost @real_indonesiamissuniverse
Who will be the next Miss Universe? Watch on 30 January 2017 for a final announcement on fox.