The time has come once again as Philippines hosts the most prestigious pageant in the world, Miss Universe 2017. The pageant will be held in Manila with more than 86 women competing from different walks of life.

The whole Mall of Asia Arena was jam packed as the candidates showcased their swimsuits, evening gowns and their respective national costumes in front of the judges. The preliminary competition started yesterday and will settle to just twelve candidates for the pageant night according to AOL.

For the Filipinos, this is a dream come true since Filipino people are fund of watching the Miss Universe pageant competition since before back in the early days. Now they have a chance to support thier very own candidate in their home floor. With this opportunity given to the Filipino people, is a chance they will forever cherish and remember throughout their lives.

Pia Wurtzbach currently holds the Miss Universe crown from 2015 at is present in the event as a host together with Filipino actor and frisbee athlete Derek Ramsay. According to one spectator who attended the world class pageant, the whole world united as one even with race and culture differences, the event was still phenomenal knowing that Miss Universe 2016 happened in the country where fans will die for their candidate.

Some spectators in the crowd even dressed like the Miss Universe candidates from head to toe. That is how crazy the night was, it was like a football game inside the arena. Everybody was cheering for their respective candidates who gave everything they got for their country and fans did not disappoint. Philippines is the ultimate hub for this event, not only that but how Filipinos treat each candidate with respect and love.

The preliminary competition was a blast and overall successful. Next week tune in for the coronation night as the next Miss Universe will be crowned. Who will it be? Stay tuned to Travelers today for more updates.