The Miss Universe 2018 press conference has spectacularly been presented at Napalai Ballroom of Dusit Thani Bangkok on October 29, 2018. Somchai Cheewasutthanon, Piyaporn Sankosik and Narong Lertkitsiri – the 3 founders of TPN 2018 Co. Ltd., as the sole license owner and official organizer of the 2018 Miss Universe pageant announced additional details of the event agenda to confirm that the upcoming pageant will take place in Bangkok, Thailand.
Contestants from 95 countries will participate in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown, and interview. This year, the Miss Universe swimsuits will be designed by HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana under the brand Sirivannavari. At the end of the special programming event, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will crown her successor.
The press conference included remarks from Paula M. Shugart, president of The Miss Universe Organization, reigning Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa, Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova, and Miss Universe Thailand 2018, 2017 and 2016 Sophida Kanchanarin, Maria Poonlertlarp and Chalita Suansane.