The excitement of Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@PiaWurztbach) victory at the 2015 Miss Universe was once again felt when the Miss Universe got hosted in the Philippines. Hosted by none other than Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey), the 2016 Miss Universe coronation event was held at the SM Mall of Asia in the Philippines. Everyone was tuned in to Twitter to see what happened with #6thMissUniverse including myself. I don’t normally watch Miss Universe but I could not ignore the tweets.
From the contestants’ beautiful gowns to the unique national costumes; fans all over the world turned to Twitter to spark up the conversation. There were more than 34.6 million-related Tweets exchanged during the coronation event – the highest Tweet volume for an entertainment event during the live show.
— Iris Mittenaere (@MissUniverse) January 30, 2017
— Corinne Coman (@CorinneComan) January 30, 2017
— Laetitia Bléger (@LaetitiaBleger) January 30, 2017
Here are the most Tweeted about contestants during the coronation event:
Below are the top 5 moments during the live coronation event:
The event also marked the final walk of @PiaWurztbach on stage as the crown holder of Miss Universe. Filipinos shared their thoughtful messages on Twitter, thanking Pia for bringing honor and pride to the Philippines.
Queen forever!!!! Thank you for the beautiful reign @PiaWurtzbach!!!! ????????????
— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) January 30, 2017
— Sharlene San Pedro (@shar_sanpedro) January 30, 2017
— These Damn Words ?? (@TheseDamnWords) January 30, 2017
A true queen’s reign never ends, thank you Pia pic.twitter.com/M79JL6PeOM
— Kristofer Purnell (@mrsummerpurns) January 30, 2017
Filipinos also Tweeted out their big support to Maxine Medina (@maxinemedina) even though her journey ended in the Top 6 round of the pageant.
Keep your head up, @maxinemedina ? Remember what I told you, you are a queen! Nobody can tell you otherwise. You earned it ?
— Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@PiaWurtzbach) January 31, 2017
— Miriam Quiambao (@miriamq) January 30, 2017
— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) January 30, 2017
— Dauntless JaDine???? (@DauntlessJaDine) January 30, 2017
— Richard Juan (@richardjuan) January 30, 2017
Many local and international personalities also shared their thoughts and opinions about the result of the Miss Universe pageant. More Tweets can also be seen in this Twitter Moments.
Best answer for me came from Haiti. Specific and personal. The other two gave nondescript replies. But you never know. #MissUniverse
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) January 30, 2017
— Erwan Heussaff (@erwanheussaff) January 30, 2017
— S. ??? (@Its_Shella) January 30, 2017
MissCanada proving that beauty isn’t measured by body shape or weight. as long as you are confident, you’re beautiful? #MissUniverse
— ??????? (@MYoongi_0309) January 30, 2017