Miss Universe 2016 Venue and Date Revealed!
Miss Universe 2016 is slated to take place in the Philippines on January 30, 2017. The news was officially stamped by Philippines Tourism Secretary, Wanda Corazon Teo in a press conference held today in Makati.
“I would like to inform everybody that the Miss Universe pageant will be on January 30, 2017 in the Philippines. The government is not going to spend any single centavo. It will be the private sector who would shoulder the expenses. Private sector will handle the expenses. The president’s concern was the gastos. But when we assured him that there will be no funding from the government. He said, okay. ‘This is already okay’ So we don’t know where the news report came from that he did not like it. He never said that,” said the Philippines Tourism Secretary, Wanda Corazon Teo.
Teo further added, “We were planning to set up a press con for the announcement earlier, but I said let us just wait for the administrative order. But because of the news release, I said we should come out and announce. The administrative order will be signed before the end of the month.“
The reigning Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach, who is the third Miss Universe from Philippines will have an outstanding farewell as Miss Universe on her home turf, and when it is Philippines, it is a big deal as the nation is worldwide known for its love for beauty pageants.
It would be the third time when Philippines will be seen hosting the Miss Universe pageant. The pageant was held in Manila for the first time in 1974, when Miss Universe 1973 Margarita Moran crowned Amparo Muñoz of Spain. The last time when Philippines hosted the pageant was in 1994 when Sushmita Sen from India was crowned as Miss Universe.