The Philippines is sizzling with the most attractive women in the world competing for the Miss Universe 2017 crown.
Harvey will host this year's pageant coronation despite his major blunder at the Miss Universe 2015 coronation night.
And she does not accept failure - it took her five attempts to win the Miss Universe GB competition.
"We are also grateful for this experience of hosting the pageant, assured and confident that [the 2016] Miss Universe experience has been joyful and memorable for all the candidates and our foreign guests", the Palace official said.
She also receives a personal appearance wardrobe and styling services, a year of travel to represent the pageant and representation by WME/IMG, parent company of The Miss Universe Organization.
Crowds packed the Mall of Asia Arena as each candidate showcased her swimsuits, evening gowns and national costumes in front of the judges.
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"As the country's representative, Maxine is able to show the beauty, warm, hope and dignity of the Filipino".
Miss Universe 1993 Dayana Torres said: "I'm looking forward to finding a woman who can handle herself with grace and confidence through her journey with this prestigious title".
The final will be held on 29 January 2017. "We are truly proud of her", Duterte's spokesperson said.
Topping Verreos' list was Miss Universe Ukraine Alena Spodynyuk, who wore a red sequined silk gazar gown designed by Zuhair Murad.
The grand finale will be hosted by Emmy Award victor Steve Harvey and will feature body activist Ashley Graham as backstage host. The most stupendous creations were presented by miss china li zhenying, miss france iris mittenaere, miss myanmar htet htet htun, miss indonesia kezia warouw, miss thailand chalita suansane and Miss vietnam dang thi le hang. "Perhaps next time she can be a little more mindful of facts that she will share...", Pia said.