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#65thMissUniverse coronation event sparked a global conversation on Twitter with over 34.6 million Tweets

MANILA – After the historic and buzzworthy win of Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@PiaWurztbach) at the 2015 Miss Universe, the pageant is back again this year and got people excited. Hosted by none other than Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey), the 2016 Miss Universe coronation event was held at the SM Mall of Asia in the Philippines. People from all over the world had their eyes on Twitter to see what happened with #65thMissUniverse.

From the contestants’ beautiful gowns to the unique national costumes; fans all over the world turned to Twitter to spark up the conversation. There were more than 34.6 million-related Tweets exchanged during the coronation event – the highest Tweet volume for an entertainment event during the live show.

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But more than anything, it was Iris Mittenaere (@IrisMittenaereO) who was ultimately crowned as the #65thMissUniverse. This young beauty from France has been pursuing dentistry and loves to cook.

Here are the most Tweeted about contestants during the coronation event:

Below are the top 5 moments during the live coronation event:

The event also marked the final walk of @PiaWurztbach on stage as the crown holder of Miss Universe. Filipinos shared their thoughtful messages on Twitter, thanking Pia for bringing honor and pride to the Philippines.

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