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Thailand to host Miss Universe 2005

Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization announced that Bangkok, Thailand will host the 2005 MISS UNIVERSE Competition…

Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization announced that Bangkok, Thailand will host the 2005 MISS UNIVERSE Competition. The show will broadcast domestically on NBC and Telemundo on Monday, May 30, 2005 at 9PM ET (delayed PT) and will be distributed around the world to nearly a billion viewers.

We felt during our first trip to Bangkok, last June, that we had found our home for the next Miss Universe competition, said Shugart. The officials we met with in Thailand showed great enthusiasm at the prospect of hosting the three week event. After the tragic tsunami of December 26th, all discussions were put on hold out of respect for the country and the Thai people. In recent weeks the Thai Government and the other entities involved returned to us, certain of their desire to host the Pageant, its contestants and their families and friends. We are honored and look forward to the privilege of helping Thailand as it begins to rebuild its tourism industry. We have told Minister Kunplome that he has our full support.

We send our sincerest thanks to The Miss Universe Organization for all the support and enthusiasm they have shown since this process began, said Thailand`s Minister of Sport and Tourism, Mr. Sontaya Kunplome. We know that bringing the Pageant to Thailand is one of the many steps in re-building our economy and boosting our tourism. There is no better time, for our people and our economy, for us to bring this worldwide event to our country.

Of Thailand`s 62 million residents, almost 10 million reside in Bangkok, known in Thai as the City of Angels. The 223 year old city, which is rapidly becoming one of the premiere fashion capitals of the world, is a dazzling mix of towering sky scrapers, shimmering golden temples (including the dazzling and not to be missed Grand Palace) and unique shopping districts.

The city is also home to many ancient canals, which once afforded Bangkok the title Venice of the East. Outside the city`s 200-plus mile perimeter, the landscape is diverse. From the lush green mountainous forests of Northern Thailand to the stunning tropical white-sand beaches along the Andaman Sea (home to some of the world`s best snorkeling and scuba diving), the country offers a variety of scenic tours and relaxing destinations. During the three- week pageant period, family, friends and international media from all over the world will visit Bangkok while hundreds of millions of viewers will tune-in for the live broadcast.

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