Published: Friday 29 September, 2017

It’s Official, 66th Miss Universe to be Held in Las Vegas on November 26!

The date and venue of Miss Universe 2017 (66th Miss Universe) has been announced. Miss Universe Organization (MUO) made the official announcement a few hours ago that the 66th Miss Universe will be in Las Vegas on November 26!

66th Miss Universe

Miss Universe goes back to Las Vegas for the 66th Miss Universe pageant. (Instagram)

After much speculation and dozens of false reports, MUO announced that Miss Universe 2017 will be held at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas on November 26, 7 PM to 10 PM ET/PT. This be broadcast by FOX.

It will be recalled that it was at the same venue where Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015, won her crown in that controversial blunder by Steve Harvey. A year later, Miss Universe 2016 was held in Manila.

Earlier reports said Australia was bidding to host the pageant this year. However, negotiations seemed to have sit a dead end and nothing was heard about it again.

The Philippine Department of Tourism also disclosed that MUO offered the pageant again this year after being impressed with last year’s hosting. But, according to DOT secretary Wanda Teo, they would be pressed for time and had to decline. Some other time, perhaps.

Then, last month, it was reported that Arizona would host this year’s Miss Universe.

The battle for the coveted crown has become tougher each year. For 2017, observers are predicting stiff competition from Asian bets.

The Philippines will be represented by Bb. Pilipinas winner Rachel Peters.