Miss Universe 2017 Kicks Off in Manila

Jan 29, 2017, 00:25
Miss Universe 2017 Kicks Off in Manila

The Miss Universe pageant is 64 years old, and one of the most publicized beauty pageants around the world.

"As the country's representative, Maxine is able to show the beauty, warm, hope and dignity of the Filipino".

Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo has recently urged President Rodrigo Duterte to declare January 30 a special non-working holiday to allow the Filipinos to witness coronation of the 65th Miss Universe beauty pageant.

The Miss Universe contest is being held in the Philippines this year - following the victory of the current victor Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach. She says "There are young women representing much bigger countries in the competition".

The preliminary round was judged by former model Cynthia Bailey, publicist Rob Goldstone, Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres, President/Executive Producer of the People's Choice Awards Fred Nelson, Miss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori and social entrepreneur Francine LeFrak.

In the event you find yourself in dire need of feathers, crystals and illusion netting this weekend, you're out of luck: The Miss Universe pageant has cornered the market for its always awe-inspiring National Costume parade. "We are truly proud of her", Abella said in a radio interview.

For those who do not have a Twitter account, votes can also be cast by visiting the website vote.missuniverse.com or by downloading the Miss Universe app (http://bit.ly/MissUApp) or the Vodi app. Fans can vote up to 10 times per day per registered account.

Steve Harvey, the famous American comedian will be back again to host the three-hour event at the Philippines.

"We assure everyone that, when you are with Filipinos, we embrace you as family". The Georgia native was Miss District of Columbia in the 2016 Miss USA pageant before capturing the national title.

Hosting the Miss Universe pageant in the country will positively affect the country's tourism industry, the Department of Tourism said previously.

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