Almost 160K viewers witnessed the preliminary competition of Miss Universe via Facebook Live hosted by the Miss Universe official facebook page.
The Miss Universe 2018 is considered as one of the most important part of the competition as this is the pre-judging stage in preparation for the final pageant and in this part of the pageant, some of the judges will be picking their top 20 contestants from the 94 delegates this year.
During the show, each contestant was grouped and individually introduced as they showcase their swimsuit and evening gown.
Since the arrival of the candidates in Bangkok Thailand, some of the favorite delegates by various pageants sites and youtube channels include Miss Phillipines Catriona Gray, Miss Ecuador Virginia Limongi, Miss Curacao Akisha Albert, Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green, Miss Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega, Miss Australia Francesca Hung, Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers, Miss Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin, Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez, and Miss India Nehal Chudasama.
Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was truly a stunner as she took the stage during the preliminary swimsuit competition.
The Miss Universe 2018 all-female judging panel who will soon select the next Miss Universe include Lili Gil Valletta, Bui Simon, Monique Lhuillier, Michelle McLean, Iman Oubou, Janaye Ingram and Richelle Singson-Michael.
The Miss Universe 2018 preliminary competition was held at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok, Thailand. The most awaited coronation night will be on December 17, 2018 (Monday), which will be hosted by TV Host Steve Harvey and supermodel Ashley Graham.