Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, has won Miss Universe 2015.

The grand coronation night of Miss Universe 2015 was held on Sunday, Dec. 20, at The AXIS in Las Vegas. This year’s competition saw 80 beautiful ladies vying for the coveted title. Miss Philippines beat them to be crowned Miss Universe 2015. Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, grabbed the first runner-up spot, while USA, Olivia Jordan Thomas, was announced the second runner-up.

When Miss Philippines was asked why she should be crowned this year's Miss Universe, she answered, "I will use my voice to raise awareness and shed light in causes like HIV ... show the world that I am confidently beautiful with a heart."

Countries who made it to Miss Universe 2015's Top 15 list include Brazil, Indonesia, Belgium, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, the Dominican Republic, France, Curacao, Japan, Philippines, USA, Venezuela, Colombia and Thailand. Colombia, France, USA, Philippines and Australia made it to the Top 5.

Initially the pageant's host Steve Harvey announced that Miss Colombia was this year's Miss Universe. However, he immediately apologised and showed the judges' result card which indicated Miss Colombia as the first runner up and Miss Philippines as Miss Universe 2015.

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