JUST IN: It’s Official! 65th Miss Universe​ pageant to be held in the Philippines

Finally! The long wait is over. That is for all the pageant fans all over the world because Secretary Wanda Teo of the Department of Tourism of the Philippines and in behalf of the Miss Universe​ Organization and IMG have finally and officially announced that the 65th Miss Universe​ competition will be held in Manila, Philippines on January 30, 2017 (January 29 US Time). The pageant will start at 5 AM, Philippine time. The most beautiful event in the Universe will air live on FOX Network from Mall Of Asia Arena.

The announcement was made during a press conference earlier today. “After all that’s been said and done, I happily welcome on behalf of the DOT the latest announcement of the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) through Pia Wurtzbach that finally the Philippines will indeed play host to the much awaited 2016 Miss Universe pageant,” Teo said. She added that the candidates will visit first Camiguin. Then they will visit Davao, Cebu, Iloilo, Vigan, Bicol and Palawan for events and photo shoots.

NOTE: We will update this for more details when MUO & IMG release more information about the pageant

The contestants are expected to arrive in January 13, 2017.

Our bet, Miss Philippines Maxine Medina is currently training hard for that back to back title that we’re aiming for but she’s definitely and more than ready to welcome all the girls from different parts of the world as the host delegate. 

This edition, which is the Miss Universe​ 2016 will be called the 65th Miss Universe since the pageant will be held on 2017 but the winner will still be considered as Miss Universe​ 2016.