Miss Universe pageant to be hosted in Manila in January
2015 Binibining Pilipinas Universe and reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach makes her final farewell walk during the 2016 Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines-Universe) beauty pageant coronation night in Quezon City, metro Manila April 18, 2016. Reuters

The Countdown has begin for Miss Universe contest, which will be held in the Philippines. The 65th edition of the international beauty pageant is scheduled to be held on 29 January at 7pm ET/PT on FOX.

At the end of the ceremony, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach will hand over the crown to the winner. Steve Harvey will be back again to host the three-hour event.

Last year, the American comedian and talk show host, made a big error in front of a global television audience at the Miss Universe pageant, when he misread his cue card and announced Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner. Miss Columbia was even crowned. However, in what will be remembered as one of television's biggest blunders, Harvey apologised and announced that Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, was the actual winner.

Where to watch live online

You can tune into the official website of the Miss Universe Organisation to live stream the event. The red carpet event can be seen live between 6 and 7pm EST.

Viewers can follow live updates from the show on the official Facebook page of the Miss Universe competition. Twitter users can try #MissUniverse to catch the latest news @MissUniverse on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Philippines' Maxine Medina is one of the favorites to win the contest this year. The judges for the Miss Universe pageant include Dayanara Torres, the former Miss Universe from Puerto Rico; Sushmita Sen, the first ever Miss Universe from India; Leila Lopes, the first Miss Universe from Angola; Mickey Boardman, the editorial director of PAPER magazine; Cynthia Bailey, the founder of The Bailey Agency School of Fashion; and Francine LeFrak, Tony award-winning producer, social entrepreneur and women's empowerment activist.