- Former beauty queen Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran are rumored to make an appearance at Miss Universe 2016
- Miss Universe 2016 will be held in the Philippines on January 30, 2017
- Philippines is hoping for a triple crown in major beauty pageants this year after Kylie Versoza took home the Miss International title
Since the confirmation that the Philippines will be the country to host the Miss Universe 2016, the organizers are hard at work in the preparation for the much awaited beauty pageant, especially since the reigning Miss Universe is Pia Wurtzbach.
It seems that the Miss Universe is cooking something special this year. On a rare occasion, Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz and 1973 Margie Moran meet up for a private conversation. The former posted a photo of them on Instagram. The caption reads, “Margie Moran and I in dinner tete a tete ! #beautyqueens #lifestyle #margiemoran”.
Gloria Diaz’s Instagram is now unavailable, but the photo sparked rumors that the two former beauty queens will make an appearance at the upcoming pageant. It is a no brainer that Pia Wurtzbach will be at the pageant since she will pass the crown to her successor. If rumors proved to be true, the world will be able to see the Philippines’ Miss Universe winners at the pageant in January.
Meanwhile, Filipinos are expected to have a home court advantage in the pageant. Binibining Pilipinas Universe Maxine Medina will be the country’s contender in the pageant and Filipinos are hoping for a back-to-back win this year. In a recent interview, Medina claimed that she feels that she is still not fully prepared for the Miss Universe pageant, but she will work her hardest.
For the past years, Philippines is a strong contender in beauty pageants, both in major and minor, and placed consistently in the top 10. Recently, Kylie Versoza took home the Miss International crown. The country is hoping for another win in Miss World 2016 on December 18.