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Steve Harvey to host next Miss Universe tilt in PH—DOT

Steve Harvey holds up the card showing the winners after he incorrectly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez at the winner at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. According to the pageant, a misreading led the announcer to read Miss Colombia as the winner before they took it away and gave it to Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. AP FILE PHOTO
Steve Harvey holds up the card showing the winners after he incorrectly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez at the winner at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. According to the pageant, a misreading led the announcer to read Miss Colombia as the winner before they took it away and gave it to Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. AP FILE PHOTO

After last year’s gaffe, comedian Steve Harvey will still host the Miss Universe pageant in Manila in January 2017, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT).

In a report by radio DZMM on Friday, Tourism undersecretary Kat de Castro, citing the Miss Universe organization, said Harvey wanted to personally apologize to Filipinos after last year’s mix-up in the announcement of winner.

Harvey mistakenly named Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner of last year’s pageant, instead of rightful winner and Filipino bet Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

The DOT on Thursday announced that Miss Universe will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 30, 2017.

The government said it will not spend a single centavo in hosting expenses, as it will be shouldered by the private sector. YG/JE

 

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