Dimitri Kosvogianis, hotel manager and new franchise holder of Miss Universe in Jamaica, is planning on bringing the international competition to the Caribbean island in 2013.
“My passion is to place Jamaica at the forefront of the tourism market in this side of the world, and having such an event in Jamaica would greatly assist our efforts here,” said Kosvogianis during the press presentation of the 17 contestants taking part in the Miss Universe Jamaica 2012 competition.
Kosgiovanis presented the proposal to the Miss Universe Organization in New York, which is very interested in hosting the pageant in Jamaica. He also added that the 2012 competition will take place in South Africa; this has not been confirmed by the MUO as of this date.
The 2013 contest was supposed to be held in Panama, but local tourism authorities withdrew the proposal after analyzing the high costs of organizing the event.
The Miss Universe Jamaica contest will take place in June.
Special thanks to the Jamaica Observer