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PHOTOS: 70th Miss Universe candidates dazzle in evening gown preliminaries

By PINKY S. ICAMEN Published Dec 11, 2021 4:42 am

80 candidates compete at the 70th Miss Universe in the much-awaited evening gown preliminaries. 

The pageant, held in Eilat, Israel, saw candidates in mesmerizing gowns highlighted by the grace and elegance of queens vying for the Miss Universe crown. 

Philippines’ bet, Cebuana beauty Beatrice Luigi Gomez was stunning in a red sultry Francis Libiran Gown. 

After the evening gown competition, preliminaries hosts Carson Kressley and Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza announced the candidates who won special awards, a new element of the competition.

Chantel O’Brian of the Bahamas received the Spirit of Carnival Award, while Antonia Figueroa of Chile won the Impact Wave Award.

From the preliminary competition, 16 semifinalist will be selected for the pageant, which will be announced during the finals on Dec. 12 (Dec. 13, Monday, Philippine time).