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Pia Wurtzbach among top 10 in Miss Universe 2015

pia top 10Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the Philippines’ bet, is moving closer to the coveted 2015 Miss Universe crown as she reached the top 10 of the competition.

 

Miss Universe Philippines was stunning as she strutted the stage on her black and white Yamamay swimsuit with American singer Charlie Puth performing “Marvin Gaye.”

 

Wurtzbach was the ninth candidate to be called.

 

The top 10 candidates are:

 

USA—Olivia Jordan

Colombia—Ariadna Gutierrez

Japan—Ariana Miayomoto

Thailand—Aniporn Chalermburanawong

Australia—Monika Rudolovic

Dominican Republic—Clarissa Molina

France—Flora Coquerel

Curacao—Kanisha Sluis

Philippines—Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

Venezuela—Mariana Jimenez

 

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This year’s pageant rules have been drastically changed after IMG bought the Miss Universe franchise from American businessman Donald Trump.

 

Before the swimsuit competition, Miss Thailand Aniporn Chalermburanawong was adjudged by netizens for having the Best National Costume.

 

The names of the top 15 who shone in the preliminaries were earlier revealed, with Wurtzbach being the fifth candidate to be called.

 

READ: Pia Wurtzbach makes it to Miss Universe 2015 Top 15

 

From there, the girls competed in equal footing for a spot in the top 10 during the swimsuit competition. The same process will be repeated in picking the top 5 candidates during

 

This year’s edition will also feature a question-and-answer with the top three candidates answering the same question.

 

The judges of the competition are: entertainment host Perez Hilton, actress Neicy Nash, Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, football star Emmitt Smith, and the audience through real-time voting in the Miss Universe official website. AJH/IDL