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MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts to host Miss Universe pageant again – this time from Miami

Thomas Roberts is set to co-host the Miss Universe again.

But this time the gig shouldn’t generate much controversy.

Thomas shared the news on social media earlier today: ‘Did you hear the news? I’m back!!!
Co-Hosting MISS UNIVERSE with Natalie Morales this year. LIVE from Miami in January (so much warmer than Moscow)’

A year ago, some critics pounced when Thomas took the gig in Moscow because the event was being held in a country with anti-gay laws.

In addition to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s anti-LGBT agenda, the pageant is run by American billionaire Donald Trump, who maintains his opposition to marriage equality.

Thomas told The Advocate last year that he was ‘dismayed’ by the criticisms and said: ‘I thought this was a fantastic opportunity for people to learn about me being openly gay, and marriage, and my husband being with me, and send a strong message.’

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