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Miss Universe 2016 date and venue announced

Miss Universe 2016 date and venue announced

The very famous pageant of Miss Universe 2016 is set to be held in the Philippines on January 30, 2017. The announcement was made in a press conference held in Makati. It has been confirmed by Philippines Tourist Secretary, Wanda Corazon.

Wanda Corazon said in an official statement that the Miss Universe pageant will be on January 30, 2017, in the Philippines. She also said that there will not be any funding or money from the government and all the expenses of the event will be borne by the private sector.

The previous Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach, will receive a great farewell as Miss Universe on her home turf. Philippines is well known for its love and affection for beauty pageants.

The Miss Universe pageant is being held in the Philippines for the third time. The pageant was held for the first time in Philippines in 1974. It was held in Manila. The second time, Philippines hosted the Miss Universe pageant in the year 1994. That was the year when Sushmita Sen from India was crowned as the winner.

As the participant from India in Miss Universe 2015, we have Urvashi Rautela. She was born in Kotdwar, a small town in the Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Urvashi is an established Bollywood actor, model, beauty pageant enthusiast. She won several crowns and accolades for herself. She also acted in several Bollywood films, music videos and print campaigns.

Urvashi also does sports. She is a national level Basketball champion. She was very active in various kinds of sports since her childhood. She also does social service. Urvashi runs a foundation along with her family called the ‘Urvashi Rautela Foundation’. The foundation helps in empowering the rights of underprivileged people in India. Furthermore, she also actively works to help PETA India and ‘Save the Girl Child Camp’.

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