The Miss Universe 2014 Prelims or Presentation Show can be watched thru a live stream video at Miss Universe and Telemundo websites. See this year's contestants take part in the preliminary
swimsuit and evening gown competition, 2 important events that will determine who the Top 15 semifinalists will be come finals night 4
days from now.
Who will deliver? Watch!
The 2-hour prelims started 7PM on Jan. 21 at the Florida International University Arena in Miami, Florida, USA (8AM, Jan. 22, PH time).
A video of the candidates during the sponsored pre-pageant events was shown first, then the show officially started when the 88 candidates (groups of 5) one by one did their self-introduction. Highly-applauded were Misses Colombia, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, USA and Venezuela.
After that, the preliminary judges were introduced, including one Asian, Vietnamese Jimmy Nguyen.
Preliminary evening gown competition followed, then the preliminary swimsuit competition. (Read: Mary Jean Lastimosa Miss Universe 2014 Prelims: Hot in Swimsuit, Fail in Gown?)
Meanwhile, one major innovation this Miss Universe 2014 as announced during the Preliminary Show is regarding the final Top 5 Q and A portion, where one question will come from one lucky fan. Saw this announcement in one post in their FB Page:
"This year YOU can ask the#FinalQuestion. Submit a question and YOUR question could be asked during the LIVE telecast of the 63rd Annual#MissUniverse Pageant at 8/7c on NBC. Start asking your questions now!"
Exciting. I think they already did this at Miss USA, but it was done via Twitter.