Sunday, January 15, 2017

Why You Should Watch the 65th Miss Universe Competition LIVE

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What a year 2016 has been! I think that as this year draws to a close, we all deserve something to be happy about. I personally wanted a big something to look forward to this coming 2017, so I treated myself to a VIP ticket to the 65th Miss Universe Competition, happening on January 30 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena!

It has always been a dream of mine to watch this extraordinary event in person, and finally, my chance is here. Here are some reasons that set a live Miss Universe Competition experience from the telecast.

First, it’s been 22 years since the Miss Universe Competition has been held in the Philippines (the last time was in 1994, with Miss Philippines-Universe Charlene Gonzales as our bet). The next chance to experience this historical mega-event in person might come again after a couple of decades.

Second, there are no commercial breaks when you watch the event live at the SM MOA Arena. I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand the endless parade of commercials shown during live telecasts of important events. I want to be completely immersed in my Miss Universe experience!

Third, when you watch something live, you don’t get filtered-out content. You see everything live as the event unfolds. How I wish I’ve witnessed what happened behind the scenes of last year’s Miss Universe Competition, when Steve Harvey mistakenly pronounced Miss Colombia as the winner. Imagine the surprise and jubilant cheers of the Filipino crowd when Steve manned up and corrected his earlier mistake, and announced our very own Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach as the true queen! I’m thrilled to see what goes on in the venue when the cameras aren’t rolling!

Fourth, you get to share the same venue with international celebrities and key figures in showbiz, sports, fashion, and more. The last 2014 and 2015 competitions are undoubtedly star-studded. Past celebrity competition judges include fashion maven Nina Garcia, Manny Pacquiao, legendary music producer Emilio Estefan, Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari, Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Lisa Vanderpump, Clean House host and comedienne Niecy Nash, Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, and blogging phenomenon Perez Hilton.

Fifth, there will be performances from your favorite artists that you don’t want to miss. For the 2014 edition of Miss Universe, Grammy Award nominee Gavin Degraw, and Billboard Chart-toppers Nick Jonas and Prince Royce prepared special productions for the gorgeous candidates. The 2015 competition saw memorable performances from Seal (also known as supermodel Heidi Klum’s ex-hubby), The Band Perry, and multi-awarded pop sensation Charlie Puth. I’m one of those people who eagerly await the musical numbers, and I’m sure that the 2016 artist line-up won’t disappoint.

And finally, you get to share the excitement with the most energetic and passionate pageant fans in the world—your fellow Pinoys! Whenever Pinoys are cheering for anything—be it beauty pageants, boxing matches, or basketball games—you can’t help but be swept up in the energy they exude. Let’s show this year’s Miss Universe candidates just how loudly and ardently we can cheer!

Former queens Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz and Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran are also excited to share the joy of watching the competition live with their fellow Pinoys.

“Watching live will make you experience the unforgettable excitement of the crowd and you will be amazed by the energy and thrill that you will get from being right there where it happens,” said Moran.

“Being there personally is something that you should not miss!” added Diaz.

You’ve heard it from the queens themselves—see you at the SM MOA Arena for what’s looking to be the biggest, most exciting Miss Universe Competition ever!

Get the best ticket deals with the Lower Box A tickets. They’ll give you the best view, complete with comfortable seats for only P25,800.00 (standard ticket charges apply). Join us in welcoming the new Miss Universe on January 30 as soon as she is crowned—book your seats now at SM Tickets.


  1. I guess Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran will be part of the awarding of Miss Universe 2016 like the role they played in the 1994 edition.

  2. Invite Sushmita Sen please!!! She's THE BEST MISS UNIVERSE!!!

  3. Is Dayanara going, knowing that she is back under Genesis again?

  4. Huhubels sa ticket, but I'll watch it on lifestyle network 😉

  5. Saw the videos of Miss Universe candidates here in the Philippines and I'm glad to see Maxine Medina as one of those who stand out. This edition will surely be an exciting one.

  6. Umaga ba ang pageant? Antokyo pa mga candidates nyan. Goodluck Philippines!

  7. Sana Maxine will get all the luck in world and she can pull it off. Kahot top 5 ok na!

  8. Hi guys, bakit 8AM PH Time?



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