Miss Universe Singapore 2016
The finalists of the Miss Universe Singapore 2016 pageant Facebook/missuniversesg

Miss Universe Singapore 2016 pageant will take place on 16 October at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. The event will be held at 7:30pm SGT.

For the first time, the ceremony can be viewed live online on the Miss U App. For live updates on the show, keep an eye on the Facebook page.

According to the beauty pageant's website, the winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize, $24,000 of beauty and wellness services from Beaute Hub, up to $20,000 of dental aesthetic services from Orchard Scotts Dental and $9,000 of training sessions from Bodyburn Fitness Singapore.

The crown winner will compete for Miss Universe competition to be held in the Philippines. The 65th edition of the international beauty pageant is scheduled to be held in January 2017.

Adding on, this will also be the first year that Singapore Press Holdings' The New Paper is co-organising the beauty pageant. Murali Subramaniam, deputy editor of The New Paper, said: "The competition is not just about picking the most beautiful contestant, but about finding someone who can represent the country with confidence and pride. With this exciting crop of finalists, I am sure we will find the right ambassador to represent Singapore."

Lisa Marie White was crowned Miss Universe Singapore 2015. During an interview with Lollipop, the 23-year-old revealed that the competition changed her life. She said: "I joined it because I wanted a platform to get into the entertainment industry and it has helped me do that."