After a mix-up, Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach was crowned Miss Universe 2015 on Sunday, December 20 (Monday, December 21 in Manila) in Las Vegas.
First runner-up was Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, who was first announced as the winner by host Steve Harvey – a mix-up that he said was a “horrible mistake” on his part. Second runner-up was Miss USA, Olivia Jordan.
Wurtzbach was visibly shocked when the “correction” in the announcement was made.
The Filipina beauty queen represented the country after her third attempt in the Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant.
She now follows in the footsteps of Filipina Miss Universe winners Gloria Diaz (1969) and Margarita Moran (1973).
The pageant, held at the Planet Hollywood resort in Las Vegas, is the 64th edition of the annual global competition.
The Official Results:
Miss Universe 2015: Philippines (Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach)
1st Runner-up: Colombia (Ariadna Guttierez Arevalo)
2nd Runner-up: USA (Olivia Jordan)
Top 5 Finalists:
Australia (Monika Radulovic) and France (Flora Coquerel)
Top 10 Semi-Finalists:
Dominican Republic, Curacao, Thailand, Japan, Venezuela,
Top 15 Quarter-Finalists:
South Africa, Belgium, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Best National Costume: Thailand
Congratulations to Pia Wurtzbach! the entire Philippines is in jubilation now! Stay tuned for my Complete review!!