‘Miss Universe 2016’ Update: Host Country, Schedule & What We Know So Far

‘Miss Universe 2016’ Update: Host Country, Schedule & What We Know So Far
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Raring to see “Miss Universe 2016” finally happen? Here’s a roster of updates on the possible host country, schedule and everything we know so far of the exciting pageant!


“Miss Universe 2016” Host Country?

Miss Universe 2016 is most likely to be held in the Philippines.

The president of the country Rodrigo Duterte and the current Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach met on Thursday. The 2015 Miss Universe who is from the Philippines requested Duterte to campaign for their country to be the host.

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During a press conference in Manila on Thursday, Pia said that she would love to relinquish her title in her home country if given a chance. Miss Universe pageant was last hosted in the Philippines in 1994, when Sushmita Sen from India was crowned. This apart, the country first hosted the international beauty pageant in 1974.

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The 2015 Miss Universe added that she has seen contestants of Miss Universe 2016 walk in swimsuits. Meanwhile, the tourism secretary of the Philippines, Wanda Corazon Teo said that hosting the pageant in their country with Pia Wurtzbach as the ambassador would be a huge boost to tourism. He added that Duterte was ready to sponsor Miss Universe in Philippines in 2017.

The department of tourism said that the proposed hosting of the pageant in the country would also give a boost to tourism in Boracay Island, which was ranked as one of the best islands by Travel + Leisure magazine, GOVPH reports.

“Miss Universe 2016” Hosts? 

It is being reported that Steve Harvey will host Miss Universe 2016 along with Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, Inquirer reports. The funnyman made a huge mistake during Miss Universe 2015 when he announced Gutierrez as the winner instead of Pia Wurtzbach. The host was criticized for his for his huge miss.

During an appearance at the Today Show in January, Harvey apologized to Gutierrez and she also seemed to have left the incident far behind and was ready for their new stint.

“Miss Universe 2016” Schedule

Miss Universe 2016 is most likely to be held in the Philippines in May 2017.  This is a rough estimate.

“Miss Universe 2016” Question & Answer

It was also the first time that Filipino beauty Margie Moran relinquished her title to Amparo Muñoz, Spain’s first Miss Universe winner. “I’m excited to see them in the question-and-answer round, because Miss Universe now holds two ‘Q and A’ rounds, and it might change because we already know the formula,” said Pia, Inquirer.net reports.

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