The 63rd Miss Universe pageant, will be held on January 25, 2015 at the U.S. Century Bank Arena at Florida International University in Doral, Florida, USA. There are 76 official candidates who will represent their respective countries to vie for the prestigious Miss Universe title.
Reigning Miss Universe Gabriela Isler of Venezuela will turn over the crown to the next Miss Universe.
Mary Jean Lastimosa will represent the Philippines. She won in Binibining Pilipinas 2014 pageant as Miss Universe Philippines held last March 30, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City.
Philippines has already produced two Miss Universe. The first one was Gloria Diaz in 1969 and Margie Moran in 1973.
The country has consistently placed on the top 5 since 2010. Beauty queens Ariella Arida as 3rd runner-up in 2013, Janine Tugonon as 1st runner-up in 2012, Shamcey Supsup as 3rd runner-up in 2011 and Maria Venus Raj as 4th runner-up in 2010.
The Miss Universe was held in the Philippines twice, in years 1974 and 1994.