The 65th Miss Universe preliminary competition will be hosted by actor Derek Ramsay and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.
The preliminaries, scheduled at 7 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena will be aired live on the Miss Universe Facebook page.
This part of the beauty contest will feature the swimsuit and evening gown competitions of all the 86 candidates.
These and a question-and-answer portion will all determine who makes it to the final 12, from which will be chosen the new Miss Universe on the grand coronation event to be held 8 a.m., also at the Mall of Asia Arena on Jan. 30 (Monday). Clarizel Abanilla