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Here's How We Watched the Miss Universe Competition, Preview Girl-Style!

Check out the hilarious snaps from our #PreviewIsGonnaMissU viewing party!
Here's How We Watched the Miss Universe Competition, Preview Girl-Style!
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Check out the hilarious snaps from our #PreviewIsGonnaMissU viewing party!

It's no secret that Filipinos highly anticipate the annual Miss Universe pageants, so it's quite understandable when we at Preview decided to throw our own viewing party—after all, it's not every year the competition finds its host country in Manila! Though we expected a morning chock-full of laughs and excited screaming, we had no clue that it would turn out to be this fun. Below, see photos from our beauty queen-worthy stay at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila!

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We spent the day before the competition kicking back for an afternoon tea at Club Millisime.

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The official #PreviewIsGonnaMissU invite, designed by our Associate Art Director Eugene David!

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Our favorite part of the pre-pageant dinner had to be the miso-encrusted salmon drizzled with black truffle sauce at Le Bar. Yum!

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Our guests, Preview girls and their gay best friends, Jot Losa, Kam Chiu, NJ Torres, Mark Sablan, Nica Mendez, and Jigs Mayuga posed all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 7:30 the next morning! Not in photo: nervous beauty queen jitters.

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Nica and Jigs enjoying the in-suite breakfast buffet against the breathtaking view of Manila Bay.

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NJ and Mark pose for a cute, Preview-art-directed BFF photo out on the balcony.

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How cute are Kam and Jot in their semi-matchy PJ sets?!

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Revved and ready, complete with their Miss Universe replica crowns from SM Accessories.

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OMG, #65thMissUniverse is finally starting!

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Jot and Kam snap a quick selfie in between commercial breaks.

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Yes, Maxine made it to the top 13! Those looks of bemused relief, tho.

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Kam is all of us, watching the pageant with collectively bated breaths and dropped jaws.

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Dedicating a health juice toast to Maxine, who slips into the top 6! Whew, close call!

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"Ayan na, ayan na!" Jigs frantically waving everyone to attention as Maxine's question-and-answer portion begins.

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Barely breathing as Miss Philippines goes on speaking.

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Mark hides behind a pillow, hardly able to take the suspense.

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A gut-busting mix of emotions and reactions as Maxine exits the stage.

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Whatever Nica said to deserve Jigs' playful pillow bat, we're pretty sure it was hilariously witty.

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NJ comforting an aggravated Nica after Miss Philippines fails to make it to the top 3.

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France's bet Iris Mittenaere is officially Miss Universe 2016! 

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A relaxed group shot after the excitement subsided. 'Til next time, Preview Girls!

All photos by Francis Perez

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