No Filipino at the 65th Miss Universe Panel of Judges
|Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015, poses for photographs on stage with the Judges|
According to news report of ABS CBN, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo told the press that the Miss Universe Organization is in charge of choosing the judges for the show :
"Walang Filipino. Gusto nga sana namin sa Presidente (Rodrigo Duterte) eh, pero wala talaga. Hindi pwede. Kasi let's say ang nanalo is from the Philippines, sasabihin nilang lutong Macau"
At this point in time, DOT has no idea yet who the judges will be, except that some of the judges are past Miss Universe winners.
Filipino Judges in Miss Universe History:
*1974 in Manila:
First Asian Head of the UN General Assembly Carlos P. Romulo
*1989 in Cancun, Mexico:
Josie Cruz-Natori, fashion designer
*1991 in Las Vegas, NV:
*1994 in Manila:
Dr. Emilio T. Yap, of Manila Bulletin and Manila Hotel.
*2011 in Sao Paolo, Brazil:
*2014 Manny Pacquiao in Doral Miami