It's official: Miss Universe to be held at Mall of Asia Arena in 2017

It's really happening!


( It looks like no petition or rumors of cancellation will stop Miss Universe from happening in the Philippines. According to ABS-CBN News, Department of Tourism Sec. Wanda Teo confirmed that the pageant will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 30 at 5 a.m.


"This is one proud moment for all of us Filipinos to be a witness to the reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach of Cagayan De Oro as she takes her final walk and passes her crown in her home country, the Philippines," said Teo in a press conference today, November 3.



In a video from talent manager Jonas Gaffud (above), reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach also confirmed the news, saying, "I can't wait to show you all my beautiful country." Interior designer and model Maxine Medina hopes to succeed Wurtzbach to win another coveted crown.


The MOA Arena has yet to make an announcement on ticket sales.



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