Miss Universe 2017 Pageant: Top 16 Contestants Revealed LIVE

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Reigning Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere and the Miss Universe contestants pose for photos in #VegasStrong shirts at a welcome event at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It’s the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant and 92 contestants are hoping to win the crown. Steve Harvey and Ashley Graham are the hosts of the event with Fergie and Rachel Platten as the musical guests. But, let’s get down to what you’re really interested in … the winners. Check out the top 16 contestants as they are announced live. Twelve of these finalists were selected by the Miss Universe Organization and four were chosen by at-home voters as wild cards.

When it comes to how the top 16 were chosen this year, the candidates were broken up into four categories, based on location – The Americas, Europe, Africa & Asia Pacific, and the Wild Cards. The wild card contestants were allowed to be from any of the other locations. Four women from each group were able to move into the finals.