The initial 90 contestants were narrowed down to 20 semifinalists during a closed-door competition prior to Sunday’s three-hour live TV event. And following a series of traditional pageant-style events — including the ever-popular swimsuit and evening gown rounds — this year’s Top 10 was revealed: Colombia, France, Iceland, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Thailand and the United States. (Click here to browse some behind-the-scenes photos of this year’s contestants.)
But only one of those lucky ladies would inherit the crown from last year’s winner, Catriona Gray, who took the stage towards the end of the night to announce her successor. Here’s how the final results shook out: Third place went to Sofia Aragon (Mexico), while Madison Anderson (Puerto Rico) was announced as this year’s runner-up, leaving Zozibini Tunzi (South Africa) as the official Miss Universe 2019. Watch her formal crowning below:
Source: MSN, TVLINE
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