"I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me — with my kind of skin and my kind of hair — was never considered to be beautiful," she said in her last response. "I think it is time that that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine."

Some of the rounds include the swimsuit and evening gown struts, questions on social issues among others.

The two runners-up for the crown were Miss Mexico and Miss Puerto Rico.

Sofía Aragón, Miss Mexico said earlier in the competition that “If you do not use your beauty for your life's mission, it's just an empty ornament.”

Madison Anderson represented Puerto Rico and she said "Being on the Miss Universe stage is not just a dream. I believe that I found my mission. It's a representation of dedication, resilience, and perseverance. I do believe my mission is to show the world that magic happens when we refuse to give up because the universe always listens to a stubborn heart."

Last year's winner, Catriona Gray from the Philippines described the past year as "unforgettable, life-changing and purposeful."

"We're getting this amazing platform to voice the things we're passionate about, the things we care about," she said in a video. "I always had a voice, but Miss Universe allowed me to amplify it."

Meanwhile, Steve Harvey was involved in another mix-up. However, it was not like the 2015 disaster when he called out the wrong winner.

Commenting on a costume from earlier in the week, Steve Harvey said Miss Philippines won the National Costume Contest. But the woman standing next to him said she was Miss Malaysia.

"Y'all got to quit doing this to me," he said.

The massive competition was hosted at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.