65th Miss Universe Swimsuit and Evening Gown Competition Exclusive Coverage

Miss Thailand at 65th Miss Universe



65th Miss Universe Swimsuit and Evening Gown Competition Exclusive Coverage


For those who have known me personally, watching the beauty pageants is one of my favorite Sunday night pastime. Grabbing my drinks, some kettle corn and tagging my bestie, we always make sure that Sunday pageant night is an exclusive for us. Though we couldn't afford to buy those high priced tickets, we always feel thankful for the network(s) exclusive coverage which is a huge deal for us beauty pageant fanatics.


And for this year's 65th Miss Universe pageant, another awesome milestone is happening!


As the pageant fever continues to rise in the Philippines, only one television network gives everyone access to the preliminary show of the universe’s most beautiful competition.


Kapatid network, TV5, invites everyone to catch its exclusive airing of the swimsuit and long gown rounds of the 65th Miss Universe competition. Happening at the SM Moa Arena, the preliminary swimsuit competition will air on January 28, 9:30PM, and the long gown competition on January 29, 8:45PM. A must-watch for all pageant fans, the performances of the candidates during the two events will greatly impact their standing in the competition.


“The preliminaries are very important because these are the only part where the girls will have the chance to shine as a big group for the last time. By January 30, only the top 15 girls will really get their spotlight on stage for the final swimsuit competition, and 10 for the evening gown,” explains world renowned pageant enthusiast, Norman Tinio. “The preliminaries are very much-awaited every year as they represent the make or break part of the competition. These events give everyone a better idea of who really deserves the crown.”


 “You can basically determine who will enter the top 15 and top 10 from the preliminaries,” adds Aces & Queens founder Jonas Gaffud. “It’s in this stage where judges are able to clearly see if you are smart, beautiful, and if you have the ability to own the stage. That’s why a candidate must really have what I call ‘power’. I tell that to everyone I train—they should have that power to make the stage their own.”


Dubbed “beauty queen maker”, Gaffud has been training the Philippines’ representatives in international beauty competitions, including Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa.


Pageant enthusiast and multi award-winning director Joey Reyes also shares, “The preliminaries are so much harder than the semi-finals, because when you become a semi-finalist, you enter a stage in the competition where you are competing against 14 other women only. But in the preliminaries, there are 85 of you. This is the part of the competition where beauty alone won’t carry you through.”


In partnership with the Miss Universe Organization and official Philippine broadcast partner of Miss Universe 2016 Solar Entertainment, TV5 is the only television network that will cover the preliminaries of the 65th Miss Universe competition. In a statement, its President and CEO, Vincent “Chot” Reyes, said that the station really pushed to gain rights to air the events as part of its commitment to provide world-class entertainment to Filipinos.


“Filipinos can look forward to watching their favorite contestants compete even before the grand finale, which is something only TV5 can offer. We aim to bring the pageant to life by bringing it closer to the hearts and enthusiasm of every Filipino.”


In addition to the preliminaries, TV5 will also air a live national telecast of the 65th Miss Universe Competition’s Coronation Night on January 30.


So stay tune and mark you calendars for these dates!


UPDATE: JANUARY 26, 10:18PM


Thanks for our generous friends at TV5 Network and Jules Veloso (hello babe!) tonight I've got a chance to attend the VIP Viewing Party for the Swimsuit and Long Gown Competition at Nectar Bar, The Fort, Bonifacio Global City.


Together with fellow pageant fanatics and beauty critics of the Metro, we've celebrate and showed our support to our favorite candidates, with unlimited booze!




65th Miss Universe Swimsuit

Miss Japan at 65th Miss Universe


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Miss Malaysia at 65th Miss Universe
Miss Sierra Leone at 65th Miss Universe



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Miss Singapore at 65th Miss Universe

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xoxo, Blair

62 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Well informative. I have skimmed through some of the contestants at the pageants and damn its going to be a tough competition this year.

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    1. Yeah so true! I am betting for our own bird Ms. Philippines and Miss Thailand :)

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  2. I'm looking forward for it too. Dunno how our lady well fare!

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    1. Stay tune for the airing this 30th! The ladies are all gorgeous, smart and talented :)

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  3. I haven't had the chance to view 2017 Miss Universe but I do hope that Asean win again. Hehe

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    1. The competition is still going on. You may check the Facebook page of Miss Universe or Philippine Tourism page more updates :)

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  4. What lovely women. I generally don't watch because it's just not my thing, but I think it's wonderful that these ladies have made it this far.

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    1. I agree, they are all smart and came from different profession. Miss USA is from a Military in US :)

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  5. Adore all these pretty and confident ladies. Bravo to the girls

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    1. Yes and am excited who will win! I have bet, but watching the ladies enjoying makes me proud to be a Filipino.

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  6. So exciting!! Cant wait to know the final result!!

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    1. Me too! Whoever wins will be the newest representative of beauty and brains.

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  7. lucky you!!! they all look so pretty!!

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    1. Thank dear! Yeah and am thankful for my friends in the media for inviting me :)

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  8. Great coverage, I love watching the beauty pageants long gown competitions. They are always so glamourous.

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  9. Wow awesome, I hope you enjoyed the viewing party. I love looking at all the gowns, they always look amazing!

    Lennae xxx
    www.lennaesworld.com

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    1. Yes I did and we all soo excited whose going to get the crown.

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  10. I still enjoy beauty pageants. It seems the world is turning away from them but it's fun to dress up and show off once in awhile.

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    1. I agree Valerie, but now beauty pageants are not about physical beauty - the ladies are so smart and intelligent, and they all came from different professions. It also open-doors for lots of opportunities - the designers, tourism industry, beauty industry, etc.

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  11. Look at those pretty Ladies! I rarely watch Miss Universe show but would love follow their updates =D

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    1. Have you watch the pageant live-streaming yesterday? I was betting for an Asian to win... But Miss France is undeniably smart, intelligent and confidently beautiful.

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  12. I love pageants! I grew up around country pageants and I was also a contestant for the Jr. Teen division for MS. Arizona Pageant long ago and got Ms. Photogenic

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    1. Wow that's amazing! I grew up watching beauty pageants, also dreamed of joining, but I always ended up being assign in the production stage. LOL it was a lovely experience.

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  13. Sounds like you truly make an event of this. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome LC! Keep on visiting our blog :)

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  14. I have not looked at the Miss Universe Pageant in years. Thanks for keeping us informed.

    www.travelbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting Shevy, oh you are missing a lot of fun!

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  15. I used to catch all beauty pageants on TV, just like how you are doing now. As I grow older, I don't find these pageants so interesting anymore.

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    1. Hello Emily,

      I still find it interesting... my attention was for the latest designers :)

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  16. I use to watch it when I was younger but now dont pay much attention to it. I do listen for who one the next day because I usually fall asleep before it's over.

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    1. Hello Rose,

      That was me when I was a kid! Now, I make time and I don't want to be left behind for pageant discussions :)

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  17. Wow. Awesome to know that you got to attend the VIP viewing!!! The women look gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you babe! Am also thankful for my media friends for inviting me :)

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  18. All of the ladies look so pretty. I wonder who will win

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    1. Oh it was Miss France, 2nd time France won the Miss Universe after 42 years.

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  19. What an awesome experience. I am sure you had a great time. I love the evening gowns, so beautiful!

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    1. Hello Keoshia, yes I did had an awesome time! Yup, am only into dresses, lol can't help it :)

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  20. I love that you have this intense passion for Miss Universe! Keep it up!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! These ladies are awesome, they are all gorgeous but am interested with their dresses.

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  21. They all so beautiful. Really hope Malaysia wins (of course :D), but other contestants also so good.

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    1. Though Malaysia didn't make it, I still find her one of the best in Asia!

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  22. All the ladies look so stunning and sexy in their swimsuit.

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  23. Certainly going to be a tough competition this year - really excited though on who is going to bring home the title :)

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  24. damn girl... i am so envious of your amazing experience.....hope i get a chance like this one fine day

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    1. Hahaha thank you Meira, it's only a viewing party! But I might faint if I got a chance to view it live! OMG the tickets is sooo expensive!

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  25. Love all the pretty ladies, wishing you guys all the best :)

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  26. Hey i watched this episode toooo! Such stunning pieces i must say. Never failing to make my jaw drop.

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    1. It was stunning! I would like to watch the replay soon :)

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  27. Is been a long time I didn't catch Miss Universe show. Really do feel a lil jelly as you are so lucky to enjoy there

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  28. I seldom watch televised pageants, but the one thing I can say is that all the women are always so beautiful. They def make the judges jobs tough!

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    1. In this event, I wish am one in the production team :)

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  29. Everyone is so beautiful. My favourite is Australia. =3

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    1. Yeah and seeing them always gives me butterflies in my tummy!

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  31. Wow! Long long time I have not watched any pageant event. All so pretty & lovely, am sure the judges gonna stuck in difficult decision though. Cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

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    1. The newest Miss Universe Miss France is totally a package :)

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