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Osmel Sousa Becomes President Advisor of Miss Universe Organization

Osmel Sousa revealed what his position will be in the Miss Universe Organization. The beauty czar will be an advisor to the president of the organization.  Sousa shared the news on his Instagram account on Wednesday, April 17. “For everyone who asked what my position was going to be at @missuniverse, I send you greetings from #Mexico. “I hope to do a good job as president advisor,” he wrote. “In addition to the great affection that he knows I have for him, and the great recognition, well, forget it, he is a reference in beauty pageants, with all that experience he has, and I am happy that he is joining the organization,” said Raúl Rocha Cantú, co-owner of the international franchise, during an interview on Telemundo's La Mesa Caliente program. At that time, Sousa also expressed his excitement about joining Miss Universe. “I am very happy to be part of the Miss Universe organization now working with Raúl Rocha to give my best in the most important beauty pageant in the world,” she s
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