It has been one rollercoaster of a ride as Miss Universe fans awaited the successor to Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. After several weeks of preparations and one intense competition, Miss France Iris Mittenaere emerged as Miss Universe 2016:
How did everyone enjoy this year's Miss Universe? We've compiled the coolest reactions below:
For the final question, everyone was impressed by the Top 3's answers.
Colombia, France, and Haiti make the final 3. Still a good run for our very own Maxine.
The question-and-anwser portion was quite challenging for all candidates, and Maxine still answered in English despite having an interpreter by her side.
Miss Kenya Evelyn Njambi and Miss Haiti Raquel Pélissier are shaping to be the darkhorse candidates in this competition.
Maxine is part of the Top 6!
Maxine's red and silver long gown is just so gorgeous, she deserves to be part of the Top 6!
Save the best for last, as Maxine makes it through the top 9! Keep fighting girl!
As we wait for the last candidate to be part of the Top 9, they just had to squeeze in a commercial break.
All 13 candidates slayed the stage during the swimsuit competition.
Maxine definitely impressed the crowd in her chosen swimwear.
The most important thing about this year's Miss Universe is the diversity of the candidates.
Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres and Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen Still look as gorgeous as ever. We wonder what their secret is...
Wait, Miss Venezuela Mariam Habach did not make it to the Top 13? Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane took the last spot instead.
Go Maxine, GO! People believe that you can win the crown:
Miss Philippines made it to the Top 13 guys and girls! And Filipinos are rejoicing!
In that part where Miss Philippines was announced AFTER Miss Colombia, here's one witty observation.
Bianca Gonzales is lovin' how Miss Universe is able to showcase the beauty of the Philippines.
Impromptu interviews from Steve Harvey?
Richard Juan and Daniel Matsunaga cheering for Kween Maxine!
Flo Rida as the opening act? No doubt a good choice!
Of course, all Filipinos are cheering for Miss Philippines Maxine Medina. Here's to hoping Maxine takes home the crown!
Vice Ganda is hosting a viewing party in his home.
Model-beauty queen Patty Betita at a mini-viewing party with some of her friends in Makati, including a former Miss Philippines Universe herself, Desiree Verdadero-Abesamis.
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Photographs from Instagram.com/pattybetita and Twitter.com/bayanmo and courtesy of MAC Cosmetics Philippines (banner)