Monday, July 11, 2011

Panama to host Miss Universe 2013

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Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete laughs during a news conference in Panama City  (photo:allvoices)

American businessman Donald Trump has told President Ricardo Martinelli that he would like to hold the Miss Universe Pageant in Panama in 2013.

That announcement was made during the opening of the Trump Ocean Club in Punta Paitilla Wednesday. Both Trump and Martinelli attended the event.

In making the offer, Trump recalled the good work done by Panamanian Justin Pasek, who won the Miss Universe Crown in 2002. Furthermore, Panama hosted the pageant in 2003.

Martinelli said that Panama has many important events planned for 2013, including a visit by Pope Benedict XVI.

"I have accepted Mr. (Donald) Trump's offer that Panama is the home of Miss Universe 2013," Martinelli said during the inauguration of a resort and residential magnate in the country.

The contest will take place in a new building, owned by Trump, the capital of the Central American country.
Panama hosted the pageant in 1986 and 2003.

courtesy of missosology, allvoices

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