How to Vote

23 Jan

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Miss Universe fan pre-voting is now open! If you’re 14 or older, you’re invited to vote for one of the contestants in the Miss Universe competition to help her make it into the Top 12.

The Voting Period for the Fan Pre-Vote will begin at 10:30AM ET on Monday January 23, 2017 and end at 8:00AM ET on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Votes received outside of the Voting Period will not be counted.

There are 4 WAYS to vote. Here’s how…

1) Miss U App

Download the Miss U App from the iTunes or Google Play stores, log in using Facebook, Twitter or email authentication, and follow the instructions to vote. There is a limit of ten (10) votes per account per day via this method during the Voting Period. You must click on the “Cast Your Vote” button for your votes to be counted.

2) vote.missuniverse.com 

Visit vote.missuniverse.com, login using Facebook, Twitter or email authentication, and follow the instructions to vote. There is a limit of ten (10) votes per account per day via this method during the Voting Period. You must click on the “Cast Your Vote” button for your votes to be counted.

3) Twitter

Submit a tweet or a retweet with #MissUniverse and a contestant specific hashtag announced on the Website. You must have a public Twitter account for your tweets and retweets to be counted.

4) Vodi App

Download the Vodi App from the iTunes or Google Play stores, log in using Facebook, Twitter or email authentication and follow the instructions to vote. There is a limit of ten (10) votes per account per day via this method during the Voting Period.

Yes, it’s that easy! Here are few other important things to remember…

Only votes that comply with the instructions and the Voting Rules and Procedures will be counted. You shall not use any third party services to vote on your behalf. The contestant with the highest number of votes as determined by Administrators during the Voting Period will receive a guaranteed spot in the Top 12. The Administrators reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to reject votes cast by any individual who tampers with the voting process or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner.

Tweets must NOT contain subject matter which is, in the sole discretion of Administrators, sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, discriminatory, illegal, offensive, threatening, profane or harassing. Tweets must NOT include any 3rd party trademarks, logos or slogans or any derogatory references to Administrators, FOX, Miss Universe sponsors or contestants.

The following votes will not be counted, if determined by Administrators in their sole discretion: (a) tweets from accounts less than one (1) day old; (b) tweets from accounts with less than ten (10) followers; (c) tweets from suspected spammers; (d) tweets from location based services; and (e) tweets from automated feed tools.

5 Stages of Finding the Perfect Evening Gown

23 Jan

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When you find the perfect evening gown to wear for the Miss Universe competition, you just know. You feel like a winner as soon as you put it on! Here are five stages of finding the perfect evening gown…

Seeing it on the rack and knowing you have to try it on

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Looking in the mirror and realizing it’s PERFECT

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Turning the dress shop into a runway

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Realizing it’s the dress of your dreams!

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Buying it and taking it home

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Contestants Visit Baguio

23 Jan

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Miss Universe contestants have been taking in the sites and sounds of the Philippines leading up to the final show. Next stop: Baguio!

Baguio, on the Philippines’ Luzon island, is a mountain town called the “City of Pines.” It’s particularly popular in summer due to its unusually cooler weather.

This year’s Miss Universe contestants saw the city and took part in a parade! See their adventure in Baguio below.

We Love a Parade!

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

Miss Universe Barbados Shannon Harris

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

Miss Universe Slovenia Lucija Potocnik

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

Miss Universe Slovenia Lucija Potocnik, Miss Universe Aruba Charlene Leslie and Miss Universe Australia Caris Tiivel

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

Miss Universe Australia Caris Tiivel

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

Floral Fun

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Miss Universe Peru Valeria Piazza

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

Miss Universe Mauritius Kushboo Ramnawaj

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

Miss Universe France Iris Mittenaere

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

Miss Universe Israel Yam Kaspers Anshel

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

Miss Universe Haiti Raquel Pelissier

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

Miss Universe Haiti Raquel Pelissier, Miss Universe France Iris Mittenaere and Miss Universe Mauritius Kushboo Ramnawaj

More Great Times in Baguio

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Miss Universe Peru Valeria Piazza

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Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

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65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

Miss Universe South Africa Ntandoyenkosi Kunene and Miss Universe Israel Yam Kaspers Anshel

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

Miss Universe Slovenia Lucija Potocnik and Miss Universe Japan Sari Nakazawa

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

65th Miss Universe Competition - Contestants Visit Baguio, Philippines + Benjamin Askinas

Pia visits Malawig with Cordaid

22 Jan

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach visited the village of Malawig on the islands of Coron, Palawan, which was devestated by 2013’s Typhoon Yolanda and Haiyan.
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The Miss Universe Cordaid fund has been collecting donations ever since Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler’s visit in 2014.

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Cordaid not only helps rebuild the communities affected by the storms, they also teach the communities how to build back better sustainable and resistant structures.

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“Build back better”

Cordaid’s mission is to bring security and shelter to the people living in these islands, because if another typhoon hits, the community can react by applying resilient action plans.

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The Miss Universe Cordaid Fund also helps connect local spring water to communities, create greenhouses to maintain crops, and much more.  If you would like to donate to the fund, please see below.

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Tune in to the MISS UNIVERSE Competition LIVE on FOX on January 29th at 7/6c to watch the full story of Pia’s visit.

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Learn More and Donate to the Miss Universe Cordaid Fund

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Tell All

20 Jan

With the MISS UNIVERSE Competition around the corner, what better way to get to know some of the contestants than a Tell All form.  We wanted to see what they had to say in their own words, or should we say, writing.

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Check out their response!

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7 Flo Rida Songs You Can’t Help but Dance To

18 Jan

Have you heard the big news? Flo Rida is performing at this year’s Miss Universe competition in the Philippines!

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Flo Rida has blessed us with some seriously danceable tracks over the years. Check out seven Flo Rida songs you can’t help but dance to below and get your moves ready for his Miss Universe performance!

1. “Low”

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Remember when Flo Rida sang about “Apple Bottom jeans, boots with the fur?” Honestly, how could you forget?! This song is ICONIC and pretty much defined 2008. It was also Flo Rida’s first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

2. “Wild Ones”

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Before Sia was singing about swinging from the “Chandelier” and being “The Greatest,” she was featured on Flo Rida’s song “Wild Ones” in 2012. She also co-wrote the song. The music video for this track is the most-watched one on Flo Rida’s YouTube channel! It was also was a No. 1 hit.

3. GDFR 

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It’s going down for REAL. “GDFR” is Flo Rida’s most-streamed song on Spotify. No surprise, because it’s the perfect track to make you dance!

4. “Right Round”

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“Right Round” is another iconic Flo Rida song AND another one of his No. 1 hits. Really takes you back to the late 2000’s, doesn’t it?

5. “Good Feeling”

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“Sometimes, I get a good feeling….” Flo Rida is responsible for so many party hits, it’s hard to keep track of them all! “Good Feeling” was another one of his top 5 hits. It peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart in 2012.

6. “Club Can’t Handle Me”

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Sometimes, the dance floor just can’t handle your sweet moves, right? No worries, we get it! And so does Flo Rida. This song became a top 10 hit in 2010.

7. My House 

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“My House” may be one Flo Rida’s more recent hits, but it’s still a serious jam. It reminds you that you don’t have to go out to dance and have a good time, just bring the party to your house!

Watch Miss Universe LIVE from the Philippines on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7/6c on FOX.

 

Miss Universe Contestants Visit Boracay in the Philippines

18 Jan

Miss Universe contestants have made their way to this year’s competition location: Manila, Philippines! These women from all around the world have already started exploring the Philippines and taking in its sites, including taking a trip to Boracay.

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Boracay is a small island in the Philippines known for its beautiful, white-sand beaches. Take a look at the many sites and cultural activities some of this year’s Miss Universe contestants experienced during their trip to Boracay.

Traveling to Boracay 

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Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

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Miss Universe Honduras Sirey Moran

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Miss Universe U.S. Virgin Islands Carolyn Carter

Taking in the Boracay Beaches

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Miss Universe Australia Caris Tiivel and Miss Universe Namibia Lizelle Esterhuizen

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Miss Universe Mexico Kristal Silva

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Miss Universe Ecuador Connie Jiménez and Miss Universe Myanmar Htet Htet Htun

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Miss Universe Australia Caris Tiivel

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Miss Universe Argentina Estefania Bernal and Miss Universe Mexico Kristal Silva

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Miss Universe Honduras Sirey Moran

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Miss Universe Belize Rebecca Rath and Miss Universe Costa Rica Carolina Rodriguez Duran

 

Exploring Boracay 

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Miss Universe Argentina Estefania Bernal

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Miss Universe Ecuador Connie Jiménez

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Miss Universe Costa Rica Carolina Rodriguez Duran

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Miss Universe Malta Martha Fenech

 

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Miss Universe Argentina Estefania Bernal, Miss Universe Poland Izabella Krzan and Miss Universe Mexico Kristal Silva

 

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Miss Universe contestants in Boracay

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Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

Watch Miss Universe LIVE from the Philippines on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7/6c on FOX.

Travel Fashionably, Just Like Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach!

17 Jan

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach has spent plenty of time traveling during her year as Miss Universe. While browsing the photos of her various adventures on Instagram, we noticed something seriously important: She always travels in style!

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Check out six tips to help you travel in style, inspired by Pia’s on-the-go looks.

 

1. Keep It Casual 

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You don’t have to dress up to look fashionable! Pia kept her look casual with a white blouse, gray pants and silver sneakers while traveling. She captioned the photo in front of the UFC sign, “Let the games begin.”

2. But You Don’t Have to Dress Down to Be Comfy!

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Flowy long skirts or maxi dresses are great, comfortable alternatives to leggings or sweatpants while traveling. Pia could take this look straight from the plane to a busy weekend of events and activities!

Pia captioned this photo, “Besos Ecuador!! Finally in Machala now. Arrived in Guayaquil this morning then straight to their Red Cross center to see the relief effort situation. We will also be having a fundraiser tonight ‘Casita De Mis Suenos’ where proceeds to go the Ecuadorian children. AND! Machala Parade tomorrow! I cannot wait to meet you all!”

3. Don’t Forget Your Pillow

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How cute is Pia’s pink pillow?! She captioned the pic, “Off to have some family time for the holidays.” (P.S. The stuffed pillow could have been a holiday gift for someone instead of her own, but we still think it’s adorable!)

4. Coordinate Your Luggage 

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Coordinating your luggage is any easy way to make things stylish while traveling, plus keep track of all your bags. Pia’s silver suitcase has easily become one of her on-the-go staples! She captioned this pic, “Here we go again.”

5. Go for Monogrammed Luggage (Or a Monogrammed Sweater!)

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‘P’ is for Pia! We love Pia’s monogrammed pink sweater. Monogramming your luggage is another way to upgrade your travel bags, as well as help you identify them at baggage claim. Pia captioned this pic, “And we’re off. Back to the official home of Miss Universe during this dreamy year.”

6. Find a Travel Buddy

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What’s more fashionable than a great friend? Pia and Miss USA Deshauna Barber were #friendshipgoals and #stylegoals while traveling to Las Vegas for the Miss Teen USA competition.

Miss Universe Contestants Explore Chinatown in Manila

17 Jan

This year’s Miss Universe competition is being held in the Philippines! Contestants from all around the world have made their way to the country and are already taking in some of its sites.

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A few Miss Universe contestants traveled to the Chinatown district in Manila, Philippines to explore the area. The Binondo district, known as the city’s Chinatown, is the world’s oldest Chinatown, as it was established in 1594.

Check out some photos of a few Miss Universe contestants’ journey through Chinatown below!

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Miss Universe Angola Luísa Baptista

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Miss Universe Guam Muñeka Joy Cruz Taisipic and Miss Universe Denmark Christina Mikkelsen

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Miss Universe Angola Luísa Baptista and Miss Universe Georgia Nuka Karalashvili

65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

Miss Universe Guam Muñeka Joy Cruz Taisipic

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Miss Universe Georgia Nuka Karalashvili

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Miss Universe Denmark Christina Mikkelsen

65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

Miss Universe Angola Luísa Baptista and Miss Universe Georgia Nuka Karalashvili

65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

Miss Universe Guam Muñeka Joy Cruz Taisipic and Miss Universe Denmark Christina Mikkelsen

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Miss Universe Angola Luísa Baptista

65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

Miss Universe Georgia Nuka Karalashvili

65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

Miss Universe Angola Luísa Baptista,Miss Universe Georgia Nuka Karalashvili, Miss Universe Guam Muñeka Joy Cruz Taisipic and Miss Universe Denmark Christina Mikkelsen

Watch the Miss Universe competition LIVE from the Philippines on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7/6c on FOX.