Miss Universe contestants wave to the crowd while onboard a float during their arrival and parade in Baguio city, north of Manila, Philippines January 18, 2017. Image Credit: REUTERS

Miss Universe fans around the world can take a virtual seat on the Miss Universe judges panel as vote http://vote.missuniverse.com is now underway.

Starting January 24 until January 28, the online voting is open for fans to vote for their favourite candidate and help her earn a spot in the Top 12.

Fans are able to vote up to 10 times per day per registered account via vote.missuniverse.com, the official MISS U APP, on Twitter by using #MissUniverse and the country specific hashtag found on the voting site, or by downloading the new mobile messaging app, Vodi.

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Fans will also have the opportunity to continue voting during the live telecast.

For each round of the competition, viewers will have 10 votes to distribute among the semi-finalists ultimately allowing them to help choose the winner of Miss Universe.

This year’s three-hour Miss Universe special programming event is giving fans more opportunities to get to know the contestants.

For the first time ever, the semi-finalists will be grouped into a Top 12, 9, 6, and 3, allowing viewers to learn more about the contestant’s accomplishments, interests, and objectives as Miss Universe.