15 scene stealers at the Miss Universe 2018 Thai night gala

Photos by Bong Tan
What a better way to kick off the 2018 Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand by dressing up the 94 candidates in Thai silk dresses designed by local fashion designers.
It was truly a night of fashion and glamour and our correspondent on site picked 15 of the standouts during the event. They are the contestants who had that wow factor during the presentation.
15 Cambodia, Nat Rern

14 Dominican Republic, Aldy Bernard

13 Vietnam, H’Hen Niê

12 Jamaica, Emily Maddison

11 Myanmar, Hnin Thway Yu Aung

10 Colombia, Valeria Morales

9 Canada, Marta Stepien

8 South Africa, Tamaryn Green

7 Venezuela, Sthefany Gutiérrez

6 Thailand, Sophida Kanchanarin

5 Nepal, Manita Devkota

4 Spain, Angela Ponce

3 Mexico, Andrea Toscano

2 Philippines, Catriona Gray

1 Puerto Rico, Kiara Ortega