From salons to offices: Pinoys hooked on Miss Universe

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 30 2017 11:58 AM | Updated as of Jan 30 2017 12:00 PM

Filipinos across the country stopped their normal routine to catch the Miss Universe pageant, hosted by the Philippines after over two decades.

Employees of a beauty salon in Legazpi City, Albay are watching the telecast of the competition. Photo by Thea Omelan, ABS-CBN News

Relatives of Miss New Zealand Tania Dawson in Sta. Maria, Pangasinan gather to watch the Miss Universe Competition. Dawson's mother is a Filipina.

Before the pageant, Dawson spent time with her relatives in a private resort in the province. The family is both cheering for New Zealand and the Philippines. Photo by Michelle Soriano, ABS-CBN News

When Miss Philippines Maxine Medina made it to the Top 13, this group of friends couldn't contain their joy. Video from Twitter user @mykapalaran, via Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo

Students in a school in Quezon City watch the competition in a television set in their canteen. Photo from Patrick Josh Valisno, via Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo

A group of friends in Legaspi Village in Makati City also held a viewing party. Photo from Vince Montoya, via Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo

In Manila, a viewing party of the 65th Miss Universe competition is complete with crowns, some resembling Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach's. Photo from Regis Andanar, via Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo

A group of friends in a BPO company in Pasay City also took a break to watch the telecast of the competition. Photo from Twitter user @akosimaldito, via Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo