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Miss Universe 2016 Pageant Will Be Possibly Held in PH

Over twenty years after the Philippines hosted the Miss Universe pageant, Paula Shugart, President of Miss Universe, has talked about the possibility of holding the renowned beauty contest in the country, according to a report by ABS-CBN News.

The prestigious beauty competition was hosted by the Philippines twice, in 1974 and in 1994.


In her interview with Dyan Castillejo of ABS-CBN News, Shugart said that now is the right time to hold the pageant in the Philippines.

She said: “I do know with Pia (Wurtzbach) right now, the entire worldwide focus is on the Philippines. I think it’s a great opportunity. I would love to be able to make it work. We’ll see.”

Moreover, Shugart has expressed her admiration for the 26-year-old beauty queen, whom she described as an old soul and philosophical. Seeing a bright future for the Pinay beauty, Shugart is confident that Wurtzbach will do well in raising awareness about her advocacies including HIV/AIDS.

“She’ll be doing a lot of travelling in the United States as well as well as worldwide travels. But obviously, she’ll be an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness but she really wants to make sure she has the opportunity to talk to young women and make sure that they make educated choices,” Shugart revealed.

As for rumors that Harvey will once again host the beauty competition, Shugart revealed that Harvey is interested in hosting the 2016 pageant.

Wurtzbach Brings Home Crown after 42 years

Wearing a green terno created by renowned fashion designer Albert Andrada, Miss Universe 2016 Pia Wurtzbach waved triumphantly to a crowd of supporters who anticipated her grand homecoming parade on Monday, January 25.

Standing on the blue Miss Universe float designed by Fritz Solirio, Wurtzbach remained elegant and stunning under the heat of the sun as Filipinos welcomed her. The parade, which started at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila and ended at Ayala Avenue in Makati City, is one of the activities for Wurtzbach’s week-long homecoming.

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