To kick-off the 65th Annual Miss Universe Competition, the candidates will revel in a Welcome Dinner. There will be world-class performances for the night's entertainment. During the event, the candidates will also learn more about the Philippines and get a glimpse of the exciting events that they will attend in the coming days.
NATIONAL GIFT AUCTION
Manila's diplomatic corps hosts a night of goodwill and charity: The Miss Universe's National Gift Auction Night. Performances from big names will grace the stage and showcase the true talent of the Filipino people. In the end, prized items will be showcased onstage in a live bidding. In true Miss Universe spirit, all proceeds will benefit the chosen charities.
NATIONAL COSTUME COMPETITION
The National Costume showcase is undoubtedly one of the biggest, most loved, most watched events in the Miss Universe competition. A presentation will feature some of the most memorable national costumes of past competitions. A fashion show of the national costumes of the Philippines will then commence, in-sync with performances from the country's top dance groups.
The night of all nights for the newly crowned Miss Universe, where she will be celebrated until dawn. It is here that the outgoing Miss Universe passes her crown to the new one – a tribute to the old and welcoming the new.