Organiser ready to host Miss Universe 2018
The official organiser of the Miss Universe 2018 competition, TPN 2018 Co Ltd, announced its readiness Monday to host the beauty pageant slated to take place in Thailand on Dec 17.
Somchai Cheewasutthanon, CEO of TPN 2018, pledges to show Thailand's ability to take the event to another level by bringing Thai culture to world audiences.
He also announced that the swimsuits for this year's contestants will be designed by HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana.
Mr Somchai organised the Miss Universe 2005, held in Thailand. His company took over this year, following the exit of TW Investment Group as the official organiser.
The press conference, held at the Dusit Thani Hotel, was attended by Paula M Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organisation; current titleholder Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa; Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova; and Miss Universe Thailand 2018 Sophida Kanchanarin.
Ms Shugart said she was impressed with TPN 2018's ability to put together the event of this scale at such short notice. She anticipates Miss Universe 2018 will be the biggest event in the history of the pageant, with 95 contestants taking part in the contest.
Miss Universe 2018 will be the third time Thailand has hosted the world's most famous beauty pageant.
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