Hosts Miss Universe 2016, Pia Wurtzbach, and Derek Ramsay opened the 2017 MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday. The former Miss Philippines and reigning Miss Universe was a vision in a form-fitting skin-tone lace gown with traditional Filipino “angel wings” sleeves and a softly draped hemline. She later changed to an elegant fitted black beaded gown which she wore throughout the remainder of the Presentation Show preliminary competition.
The finals will be televised on FOX on Sunday, January 29, live from the Philippines at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed to see who Pia will crown Miss Universe 2017!
(Photos by Tom Starkweather and Alex Mertz, courtesy of Miss Universe Organization)