Outgoing Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach on Monday said she just signed a contract with New York-based talent management company International Management Group (IMG).
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Wurtzbach made the announcement at the opening of the 65th Miss Universe pageant at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Popular IMG models include Miranda Kerr, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Tyson Ballou.
Saying she had a remarkable year, Wurtzbach thanked Miss Universe host Steve Harvey, who mistakenly announced last year’s winner, for making her the “most popular Miss Universe ever.”
Eighty-six candidates are vying for the Miss Universe crown, including the Philippines’ own Maxine Medina.