Pia Wurtzbach MIGHT Co-Host Miss Universe 2016 Pageant
Like Megan Young, Pia Wurtzbach might be the first Miss Universe winner to host the coronation night as reigning titleholder. Remember Megan Young is the first reigning Miss World as main host of Miss World 2014 pageant?
Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo confirmed during previous press conferences that a Filipina will co-host the Universe pageant in Manila with American actor-host Steve Harvey. She said having a co-host would prevent a repeat of last year's blunder of announcing the wrong winner. We had posted previously that Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up is also rumored to co-host with Steve.
Tourism Undersecretary Kat De Castro said that the DOT is hoping reigning Miss Universe Wurtzbach can have a bigger role on the night she is set to pass her crown to the 65th Miss Universe queen.
Here are some of Kat De Castro's statements according to news report in CNN Philippines website:
"We have high hopes for Pia Wurtzbach to take a major part in the show and not just pass on her crown I hope so — Why not she's a good host and she's proved herself again and again she's hosted a lot of segments in the U.S.,"
"Paula Shugart loves Pia. Everybody in Miss Universe loves Pia. Let's just wait for their announcement, but of course it would bring us so much honor here in the Philippines if she is considered as a main co-host"
If this happens, aside from All-Filipino Makeup Team, another history in the Miss Universe pageant will be made.