DOT hoping Pia Wurtzbach would co-host Miss Universe 2016

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Miss Universe 2015 Host Steve Harvey (L) asks Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, a question during the interview portion of the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as a co-host of the most prestigious beauty pageant?

Department of Tourism (DOT) officials are keeping their fingers crossed, as they work to make it happen.

Tourism Undersecretary Kat De Castro said on Thursday that the DOT is hoping Wurtzbach can have a bigger role on the night she is set to pass her crown to the 65th Miss Universe queen.

"We have high hopes for Pia Wurtzbach to take a major part in the show and not just pass on her crown I hope so — Why not she's a good host and she's proved herself again and again she's hosted a lot of segments in the U.S.," De Castro said.

She added it is possible because the Filipina beauty queen is loved by many, including the President of Miss Universe Organization Paula Shugart.

"Paula Shugart loves Pia. Everybody in Miss Universe loves Pia. Let's just wait for their announcement, but of course it would bring us so much honor here in the Philippines if she is considered as a main co-host," De Castro said.

The coronation event will be on Jan. 30, 2017 at the 15,000-seater SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The program will run from 8 to 11 a.m. and will be broadcast live in 190 countries.

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CNN Philippines Correspondent Isabella Montano contributed to this report.