There are recent reports that the 2017 Miss Universe pageant will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada once again, blog Pageanthology101 revealed. The city last hosted the worldwide pageant in 2015.

The pageant-oriented website cited a video taken from a local pageant in France. Miss France’s National Director Sylvie Tellier was heard in the video announcing that the newly-crowned Miss Universe France 2017 will compete in the international competition in Las Vegas.

The Miss Universe Organization has not yet released an official statement regarding the final venue of the event. However, if these reports are true, this will be the fifth time the city will host the prestigious pageant.

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Tellier also posted a Twitter status saying the venue where Miss France 2017 Alicia Allies will compete. The original post was written in French and translated into English, it read, “Sylvie Tellier was present today in the election of Miss Burgundy and confirmed that Alicia will participate in Miss Universe in Las Vegas.”

Meanwhile, Louise Victor, the candidate from St. Lucia, also revealed the venue of the 2017 edition of the beauty contest in her Instagram post. She captioned her swimsuit photo, “Call me Khaleesi! Las Vegas, we’re coming!”

Las Vegas first played host to the pageant in 1991 and was won by Mexico. After more than a decade, Miss Universe returned to the city in 2010 when Miss Mexico won. Since then, it has frequently hosted the competition in the years 2012 and 2015.

66th annual Miss Universe

The pageant brings together more than 80 contestants from around the world. In the 66th edition of the pageant this year, current titleholder Iris Mittenaere of France will crown her successor. Mittenaere was crowned in Manila, the Philippines earlier this year.

There were other countries that proposed bids to host this worldwide event that is watched by millions of fans internationally.

Earlier, it was announced that Miss Universe 2017 will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. However, pageant organizers have not confirmed this particular announcement as well.

“One of the world’s biggest televised events is here,” the Instagram post revealed. “The wait is over. Live from Phoenix, Arizona, USA.”

Among the other cities that submitted proposals to host the event were Honolulu, Hawaii, and Manila, Philippines.

Australia also offered to host the said pageant. This year’s competition will be held in November.

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