The end of Miss Universe 2016 leaves a bittersweet note for the 86 beauty queens who spent almost a month here in the Philippines.
After all, the pageant didn't just give the ladies a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but one-of-a-kind friendships, too.
Presenting this batch of BFFs or "Beauty Queens who are Friends Forever"...
The candidates found themselves "queen sisters" and allies throughout the entire three weeks.
Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere and Miss Israel Yam Kaspers Anshel
Yam Kaspers Anshel (left in video) was proud to see her roommate crowned the new Miss Universe.
Before her coronation, Iris Mittenaere celebrated her birthday in Manila!
The two ladies did a "happy dance."
Yam's message to Iris: "
Miss Venezuela Mariam Habach and Miss Philippines Maxine Medina
Since they were part of the same ancillary events, Marian Habach (left) and Maxine Medina (right) clicked.
Their friendship was tagged by pageant fans as "#MariMax."
Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane and Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar
Chalita Suansane (right) and Andrea Tovar (left) were often each other's support backstage.
Miss Singapore Cheryl Chou and Miss China Li Zhenyeng
People suddenly had a hard time telling Miss Singapore Cheryl Chou and Miss China Li Zhenyeng apart because they were always hanging out together!
Miss USA Deshauna Barber and Miss Curacao Chanelle de Lau
Deshuana Barber (right) dedicated an Instagram post to her roomie: "
Miss Australia Caris Tiivel and Miss Aruba Charlene Leslie
Charlene Leslie (right) is already planning an "Australian surf trip" to meet up with Caris Tiivel (left) soon!
Miss Kosvoco Camilla Barraza and Miss Spain Noelia Freire
Camilla Barraza (left) and Noelie Freire (right) were roommates.
See how Noelie let Camilla take a nap on her shoulder.
Miss Uruguay Magdalena Cohendet and Miss Nicaragua Marina Jacoby
Magdalena Cohendet (left) and Marina Jacoby (right) were not just roommates, they were also travel buddies and gym partners.
Miss India Roshmitha Harimurthy and Miss Nigeria Unoaku Anyadike
Roshimitha Harimuthy (left) addresses Unoaku Anyadike as "my Uno baby."
Unoaku reciprocates it, "I love this girl right here."
Miss Denmark Christina Mikkelsen and Miss Czech Republic Andrea Bezdekova
These two queens literally followed each other on stage.
Christina Mikkelsen (right) described Andrea Bezdekova as her "partner-in-crime."
The Miss Universe “Spice Girls”
When "off-duty," they do wacky things: (L-R) Miss Philippines Maxine Medina, Miss Malaysia Kiran Jassal, Miss Curacao Chanelle de Lau, and Miss USA Deshauna Barber.
They named themselves the Miss Universe version of "Spice Girls."
“Miss Universe 2016 Team Forever”
Miss Germany Johanna Acs (right in all photos) loved everything about Miss Universe, but the "best part" for her was meeting "all these inspiring incredible women and to build friendships for a life time!"
(Clockwise) Johanna sent her love to BFFs Miss Iceland Hidur Maria, Miss Tanzania Jihan Dimack, Miss Netherlands Zoey Ivory, and Miss Georgia Nuka Karalashvili.