‘Miss Universe 2015’: Who Decides The Winner Apart From Judges?

By Susmita Bhattacharya | 1 year ago
‘Miss Universe 2015’: Who Decides The Winner Apart From Judges?

“Miss Universe” platform is not losing a single thread of assumptions and gossips. The 64th “Miss Universe” gala has been taken place at the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino, USA on Sunday night. After some unprecedented chaos, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach from the Philippines won the coveted “Miss Universe 2015” crown.

But Pia Wurztbach’s win does not happen only with the consent of the four celebrity judges of the night rather the fifth judge regulates the scene. Yes, we are talking about the general folks who voted Miss Universe Philippines to win the pitch.

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For the first time is Miss Universe’s 64-year history, the fate of the contestants would have decided with the co-operation of votes from viewers. IMG, new owners of Miss Universe instigates some exciting changes in the judging process. Earlier, the contestants need to depend on the different set of judges comprise of nearly 10 personalities to control their destiny on the “Miss Universe” platform starting from the preliminary round to final wrap up.

But this time, the vote from the general public composes 20 percent in determining the beauty pageant’s fate of that night. Even the voting system plays a significant part to determine who would go to Top 10, Top 5 and Top 3.

Wurtzbatch’s camp persuaded all Filipinos to tune in to the pageant’s live telecast and cast their votes in support.Since voting took place in real-time it was a challenge for Wurztbach’s camp to collect the supportive vote from Filipinos. The program was telecasted on Dec. 20 about 7.30 pm PST and for Manila time, it was Dec. 21, 8 a.m.

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Cable network StarWorld broadcasted “Miss Universe 2015” live but those who were not accessed with StarWorld they caught the coveted competition at MissUniverse.com on real time. This time, online voting for the favorite was really a quick procedure as it begins at the start of every segment and ends as soon as the last girl exits the stage.

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To avoid fake voting the authority limited it to one vote per device/registered voter. Well, online voting was not new in the forte but prior to this year the voting was limited to decide the Miss Photogenic, Best in National Costume and to determine the Top 16.

This year, IMG that purchased “Miss Universe” franchise from billionaire American businessman and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump infused some exciting elements to raise the bar of popularity for the show. Voting the contestants seems to be a part of that new initiation.

Image Source: Twitter/ Miss Universe

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