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The Most Beautiful Evening Gowns at The Miss Universe Preliminary Competition

The Most Beautiful Evening Gowns at The Miss Universe Preliminary Competition
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Once a year, the candidates of Miss Universe grace the runway with their iconic evening gowns at the pageant’s pre-coronation day. Although last year’s contest was postponed due to the pandemic, this year’s jaw-dropping looks prove to make up for the break! Take a longer look at the stunning candidates donning high-glam gowns made by fashion’s sartorial creatives! Here, in no particular order, is a recap of the most beautiful evening gowns at the Miss Universe Preliminary Competition!


Pinch us, ‘cause we’re seeing a Sofia Vergara doppelgänger in Miss Colombia, who looked totally immaculate in her figure-hugging glam dress.


Miss Indonesia made an attention-grabbing statement by wearing a silhouette sheer gown inspired by Indonesia’s wealth in rainforests.

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Another showstopper candidate: Miss Brazil in a shimmering, arabesque-style piece.


Miss Thailand wowed the crowd with a fireworks-embellished two piece-gown that represents beauty and power.


Miss Jamaica emerged like a total sweetheart in her sheer gown embroidered with glass beads and feather-like threads.


Miss Mexico is dressed like a star in a glittery ensemble designed with the beauty of the universe in mind.

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In a sunshine yellow Furne Amato number, Miss Philippines shone bright like the Philippine sun, which was the inspiration of the designer. 


Jaws dropped as Miss Laos sashayed by the runway with an exquisite couture gown.

Puerto Rico

Miss Puerto Rico brought the beauty of the Caribbean in a jewel-shade green ensemble.


Miss Peru had an heiress moment with a metallic dress that exuded a whole new level of elegance.


Golden girl Ms. Panama looked every bit like a prized trophy with her embellished, bespoke gown.


Last but definitely not the least, Miss Venezuela cemented her status as the one to watch in an intricate red number.

Watch the 69th Miss Universe Grand Coronation Night on May 17, 2021, 8 AM (Philippine time) for free via the A2Z channel, which is also available online through the Cignal Play app. You can also watch it in real time, along with some exclusive clips and a backstage pass for free, through the iQiyi app or the iQiyi website.

Votes are still ongoing for the Top 21 candidates, which will be announced at the final competition! Head over to the Miss Universe official website to cast your vote. For PH-based users, you may do so through Lazada Philippines, the official Miss Universe voting platform in the country.

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