Miss Universe to be crowned in the Philippines
Eighty-six of the world’s most beautiful women will be vying for the Miss Universe crown Monday as the Philippines — last year’s winner — stages the beauty contest in a bid to boost tourism and investment.
Last year’s host, Emmy Award winner Steve Harvey — who shot to notoriety for initially announcing the wrong winner — returns for this year’s three-hour pageant that starts at 8:00 am (0000 GMT) in Manila.
Latin American beauties led by Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar and Miss Peru’s Valeria Piazza were the odds-on favourites for the crown according to online betting sites.
Marina Jacoby, only the second black woman to be crowned Miss Brazil, is also touted as a…