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Pacquiao still mulling over invite to judge Miss Universe

By: - Copy Editor
/ 08:33 PM January 08, 2015
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MANILA, Philippines—If Manny Pacquiao accepts the invite, the boxer-congressman-basketball player will be adding another item to the already long list of roles he plays: That of a prestigious beauty pageant judge.

Speaking to the media during the turnover ceremony for his P5-million donation to Habitat for Humanity on Monday, Pacquiao said he had been invited to judge Miss Universe, adding he had not yet made a decision on the issue.

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Wala pa. Invited lang ako,” the premier Philippine boxer said.

In an interview with The Telegraph last month, Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum said the boxer was scheduled to be a judge in the tilt in 2015. “The only thing we’re planning with Pacquiao (early in 2015) is that he’s going to be a judge at one of these beauty contests … the one in Miami, in January,” Arum said.

Pacquiao judging the pageant is seen as a big boost to the efforts of the Philippines’ candidate, MJ Lastimosa.

Apart from his boxing duties, the Sarangani representative is also a playing coach for Kia Sorento of the Philippine Basketball Association.

This year’s Miss Universe pageant will be held on January 25 in Miami, Florida.

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