Indonesia dreams of hosting
Miss Universe pageant

Several international beauty pageants have been held in Asian countries like Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand, the question is: When will it be Indonesia's turn?

“The Puteri Indonesia Foundation is actually willing to host the Miss Universe pageant in Indonesia. The problem is that it requires thorough planning,” Putri K. Wardani, head of the foundation's council, said in Jakarta as quoted by Kompas.com.

Putri said that when the Miss Universe pageant was held in Thailand in 2005, there had been a discussion to use Indonesia as its venue.

“There are various obstacles that we need to overcome before Indonesia could play host, including the government, costs, and security,” she said.

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