CONFIRMED: Miss Universe 2017 to be held in Las Vegas, USA

MANILA, Philippines –The 66th Miss Universe pageant will return to Las Vegas, USA, on November 26 at The Axis in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

The Miss Universe Organization confirmed the news through their social media accounts and website. Steve Harvey is set to return as host.

"We’re thrilled to announce that #MissUniverse will be airing LIVE from [Planet Hollywood] on November 26, on [FOX TV] . [Steve Harvery] is set to return to host the show. Who will take home the crown?"

We’re thrilled to announce that #MissUniverse will be airing LIVE from @PHVegas on November 26, on @FOXTV. @IAmSteveHarveyTV is set to return to host the show. Who will take home the crown?! A post shared by Miss Universe (@missuniverse) on Sep 28, 2017 at 9:54am PDT

Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino was the venue in 2015, where the Philippines' Pia Wurtzbach was crowned.

More than 90 candidates from around the world will vie for the title currently held by Iris Mittenaere of France. Rachel Peters will represent the Philippines.

The Philippines hosted the 2016 pageant in January 2017. The Department of Tourism confirmed in May that the Miss Universe Organization approached them about hosting the pageant's 66th edition but decided to turn it down because of other concerns. – Rappler.com