The top five finalists (L-R) Miss USA 2015, Olivia Jordan, Miss Australia 2015, Monika Radulovic, Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo, and Miss France 2015, Flora Coquerel, stand onstage during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wurtzbach went on to be crowned the new Miss Universe. AFP FILE PHOTO
It’s official: PH to host 2017 Miss Universe pageant at MOA
The Philippines last hosted the Miss Universe tilt in 1994, which crowned Sushmita Sen of India as winner. The country first hosted the pageant in 1974, when Margie Moran relinquished her title to Amparo Muñoz of Spain.
Binibining Pilipinas Universe Maxine Medina will represent the Philippines in the pageant. TVJ/rga