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Given the long wait and the intermittent weather, they all deserved the crown.

The best Miss Universe fans in the world

Honor universal. Lapu-Lapu City providedMUcrowns for the thousands who awaited the candidates for the Swimsuit Presentation at JPark Island Resort and Waterpark. Given the long wait and the intermittent weather, they all deserved the crown. —PHOTOS BY JILSON SECKLER TIU
Honor universal. Lapu-Lapu City provided MU crowns for the thousands who awaited the candidates for the Swimsuit Presentation at JPark Island Resort and Waterpark.  —PHOTOS BY JILSON SECKLER TIU

A friend of mine has two things to thank for her standout name. First, India won when we last hosted in 1994, about the same time she was born. Second, her parents love Miss Universe. From “Ronalisa”—an amalgamation of her mom and dad’s names—she became “Sushmita.”

 

The passion this side of the globe has led many to do wondrous things. There’s no forgetting the viral YouTube video of four passionate Venus Raj fans in 2010. Haven’t we catapulted Ariella Arida to the Top 16 via fan vote? Owing to the unmissable energy Filipinos bring to the coronation night, hosts have kept saying our delegate “brought the Philippines here.”

 

Given the long wait and the intermittent weather, they all deserved the crown.
Given the long wait and the intermittent weather, they all deserved the crown.

Filipino fans are incomparable, noted Mary Jean Lastimosa when she competed. “I claim it: They are the best fans that the Miss Universe could ever have.”

 

During Pia Wurtzbach’s homecoming last year, Miss Universe Organization president Paula Shugart also admitted: “The greatest fans in the world, the greatest Miss Universe fans are here in the Philippines.”

 

Heck, what else encouraged so many to pour their thousands and millions to see the 86 delegates battle it out here? The 65th edition of the pageant has been nothing but evidence to their claims. —Vaughn Alviar

DIYmoment.Miss Universe fan Romarico Tampus Jr., a third-year student at University of San Carlos, made his own replica of the crown and sash.He chased theMU candidates around SM Seaside Cebu City wearing them.
DIYmoment.Miss Universe fan Romarico Tampus Jr., a third-year student at University of San Carlos, made his own replica of the crown and sash.He chased the MU candidates around SM Seaside Cebu City wearing them.
Mactan-Cebu International Airport got bitten by theMiss Universe bug as well. They created a photowall, whichwas predictably a blockbuster.
Mactan-Cebu International Airport got bitten by the Miss Universe bug as well. They created a photowall, which was predictably a blockbuster.
Chasing the sunset. Fans made theirway to Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club in Nasugbu, Batangas, to enjoy a sunset dinner with some candidates.
Chasing the sunset. Fans made their way to Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club in Nasugbu, Batangas, to enjoy a sunset dinner with some candidates.
Miss Malaysia Kiran Jassal embraces Pia’s “confidently beautiful with a heart”
Miss Malaysia Kiran Jassal embraces Pia’s “confidently beautiful with a heart”
#FLAWLESSOFTHEUNIVERSE “I have always been a pageant fanatic, and so when the opportunity to take part in this prestigious event came about, I couldn’t afford to miss this,” said Rubby Sy-Coyuito, Flawless Face and Body Clinic CEO. The special award went to Venezuela’sMariamHabach.
#FLAWLESSOFTHEUNIVERSE “I have always been a pageant fanatic, and so when the opportunity to take part in this prestigious event came about, I couldn’t afford to miss this,” said Rubby Sy-Coyuito, Flawless Face and Body Clinic CEO. The special award went to Venezuela’s Mariam Habach.

 

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