About 80 candidates will come together in the Bahamas to compete for the title of Miss Universe 2009.
The coronation ceremony will be hosted by Billy Bush and Claudia Jordan. 23-year-old model and flight stewardess Pamela Bianca Manalo, representing the Philippines is vying for the said title. For the third consecutive year, ABS-CBN will air the pageant live on August 24 at 9:30AM. Replays will be aired on Studio 23 on August 25 at 8PM and on ABS-CBN on August 27 at 10PM.