MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2015 will be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, USA on December 20 (December 21 in Manila).
The Miss Universe Organization posted an announcement on its website. Here is the full statement.
“IMG and The Miss Universe Organization today announced 2015 Miss Universe Pageant has been picked up by FOX. The three-hour annual event will air live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, Dec. 20 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
“Contestants will soon travel from all over the world to Las Vegas to compete for the title of Miss Universe 2015 and of course the crown. We are very excited and cannot wait to see who will become the next Miss Universe!
“As part of IMG’s agreement with FOX to broadcast MISS UNIVERSE, the network will also have domestic rights to air MISS USA.”
BIG NEWS: The 2015 #MissUniverse Pageant will air on Sunday, December 20th at 7/6c on @FOXTV LIVE from @PHVegas. The most beautiful contestants in the world will compete, but only one can take home the crown! Who do you think will be the next MissUniverse?! #……………………………………. NOTICIAS: El concurso de #MissUniverso 2015 está programado para el domingo 20 de diciembre a las 7/6c en @FOXTV VIVO desde @PHVegas! Quién va a ganar?
Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega will crown her successor. The Philippines’ bet, Miss Philippines Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, will be competing.
Last September, WME| IMG (William Morris Endeavor/IMG ) announced they have acquired the Miss Universe Organization from businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump.
WME|IMG is known for producing fashion shows in cities such as New York, Berlin and Sydney. They also produced shows such as the upcoming Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row taking place and global lifestyle festivals including Taste Festivals and Lollapalooza
Before the acquisition, the Miss Universe was shared by Trump and NBC Universal. NBC and Univision, which aired the pageant, cut ties with Trump after his comments about Mexican immigrants. (READ: Mexico pulls out of Miss Universe pageant) – Rappler.com