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Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic named after the Miss Universe 2016 pageant

Htet Htet Htun, Miss Myanmar 2016 debuts her National Costume on stage at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday, January 25, 2017. The contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in the Philippines. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29, live from the Philippines to see who will become Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Pageant fans were curious as to who the special awards recipients were in the 65th Miss Universe pageant. Miss Universe Organization president Paula Shugart revealed the winners after the program and explained why they weren’t able to award them on stage.

“Honestly, we didn’t have time… There was so much that we wanted to fit into the show,” she said.

Fellow candidates voted Miss Korea Jenny Kim as Miss Congeniality while Miss Albania Lindita Idrizi won Miss Photogenic. Both will receive $1,000 cash gift.

Miss Myanmar Htet Htet Htun won Best in National Costume. (J. Leary, push.com)