Comments made by Miss Dominican Republic Universe organizer, Magali Febles, turned the pageant world upside down on Thursday when she mentioned during an interview that Donald Trump had confirmed her this year’s edition of Miss Universe would be held in the Dominican Republic.
The news spread lifke wildfire instantly, including agencies like Reuters, Associated Press and AFP.
Reports of a Miss Universe Organization committee, visiting places like Santo Domingo and Punta Cana to evaluate infrastructure have made local headlines during the last days.
However, Brenda Mendoza (head of Public Relations for the Miss Universe Organization, based in New York) said to AP that neither the date nor location of the 2012 pageant have been announced, and added that the Dominican Republic is not confirmed as the host site.
Local reports in the Dominican Republic state the private sector is excited about the possibility of having the competition, but the Government has yet to reach a final decision.
The Miss Universe Organization confirmed to directors that information about this year’s host city will be available by the end of July.