Magaly Febles, director of the Dominican Republic’s Miss Universe contest, has announced in San Juan, Puerto Rico earlier this week, that the international pageant is scheduled to be held in the Caribbean country this year
“ The country meets all the requirements to host the event, adding that organization officials liked the facilities they toured.” she said.
The New York-based organization is now waiting for Dominican tourism officials to approve its request to hold the pageant there.
Dominican Republic hosted the Miss Universe pageant in 1977, and won the crown in 2003, wit Amelia Vega.
The organization’s 61st pageant is scheduled for December, with Angola native Leila Lopes crowning her successor.