Published: Friday 06 July, 2018

Online Buzz About Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand Getting Louder

Miss Universe 2018 is to be held in Thailand! At least, that’s what the latest reports are saying. After the Philippines, China, South Korea and Macau, Thailand is said to be keen on hosting the pageant for the third time.

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Is it Thailand finally for Miss Universe 2018?

According to online buzz, the private sector in Thailand is sponsoring Miss Universe 2018. However, when the government learned about this, it also wants in on the project.

Thailand hosted Miss Universe in 1992 and 2005. This year, their representative us newly-crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2018 Sophida ‘Ning’ Kanchanarin.

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Miss Universe 2018 has been looking for a host for several months now. It was rumored to be almost confirmed in the Philippines a couple of months back. However, after the ouster of former Department of Tourism (DOT) secretary Wanda Teo, new chief Berna Romulo Puyat has declared she is not keen on the project. At least, not this year.

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Sophida Kanchanarin, Miss Universe Thailand 2018.

Hangzhou, China was also reported to be another host. However, negotiations between Miss Universe Organization (MUO) and China fell through after the Chinese thumbed down a live event. (We all know how the Chinese want to censor everything first!)

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Macau and South Korea were said to be the next bets. In fact, China reportedly pushed for Macau, its special administrative region, where the pageant can be broadcast live. But nothing has been heard about these venues lately.

With the end of the year fast approaching, a venue is bound to be announced soon. Or else, it will be in Las Vegas once again.

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