Despite his much-publicized gaffe last year, comedian Steve Harvey will be back to host the festivities.
In addition to swimsuits and evening gowns, Miss Universe features a 'National Costume' section where contestants can show off their patriotic pride.
Flo Ride and Boyz II Men will peform.
Judges include "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Cynthia Bailey, Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres, Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes, Paper Magazine editorial director Mickey Boardman, and TV and film producer Francine LeFrak. VIewers will also have the chance to cast votes.
Miss Universe 2017: With Steve Harvey as host, expect the unexpected!
Tonight is the grand finale of this year’s edition of the Miss Universe pageant, a competition that brought over eighty beauty queens from all corners of the world to Philippines.
Last year’s edition is still very fresh in the memory of all who saw it happen. The host of the show Steve Harvey turned it to a very emotional one as he mistakenly crowned the wrong contestant.
Tonight, we expect the unexpected since Steve Harvey is still the host of the show.
Whatever happens, one if these leggy beauties will be crowned as Miss Universe.
Nigeri’s Unoaku Anyadike is one of the contestants vying hotly for the coveted crown.
Arms are crossed patiently as we await the verdict of the judges and our votes.