As the #MissUniverse coronation unfolded, Filipinos were just as tuned in on Twitter as with their television sets - to nurse their anticipation, air their sentiments, and finally share their happiness as the go-to platform kept them abreast of #WhatsHappening. From the contestants’ beautiful gowns to the unique national costumes, fans all over the world turned to Twitter to spark conversations and share their excitement. #MissUniverse generated close to 6 million Tweets during the coronation ceremony, and it peaked around 9am PHT with 1.4 million Tweets per minute. Philippines became the #1 most Tweeting country, followed by Thailand, the United States, Brazil, and Venezuela which comprised the top five Tweeting countries.
The stars definitely aligned for Miss Philippines Catriona Gray (@catrionaelisa) as she brought home the 4th Miss Universe crown to The Philippines. early 8 million viewers on Twitter watched her crowning moment.
Twitter’s most followed Filipino personalities Vice Ganda (@vicegandako), Anne Curtis (@annecurtissmith), Bianca Gonzales (@iamsuperbianca), and Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) expressed their admiration and support to the new Miss Universe Catriona Gray (@catrionaelisa) through heartfelt congratulatory Tweets.
Catriona Gray’s parents witnessed with excitement as their daughter was announced as the new Miss Universe.
As the pageant was broadcast worldwide, the Twitterverse went ablaze as Filipinos around the world expressed their undying support for their kababayan from the 15-second speech round until the crowning moment.
Indeed, the pageant once again unites Filipinos by Tweeting their support for their national representative. Share with us your favorite Miss Universe moments by Tweeting with #MissUniverse official hashtag which will trigger a crown emoji on Twitter. Just in case you missed all the fun on Twitter, you can check out the Twitter Moments below too!