Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup will host the upcoming Miss Universe 2012 pageant in Las Vegas, USA this December.

The news was confirmed by Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) chairperson Stella Marquez-Araneta during the send-off ceremonies for the Philippines 2012 representative, Janine Tugonon, at the Gateway Cineplex in Quezon City Tuesday afternoon.

“Of course I’m happy. But I also got nervous. We really planned to watch the pageant, become part of the audience and cheer for Janine. Then suddenly, I’m hosting? So there’s really an added pressure on me,” Supsup confessed to reporters.

“But the good thing about it is that I’m privileged, it’s an honor. Not everyone gets a second experience with the Miss Universe. As a backstage host, I’ll be able to meet the girls. So I’m excited and happy to get that experience as well.”

Supsup is expected to leave for Las Vegas, where the Miss Universe 2012 pageant will be held on December 13. She does not know yet if she will be given exposure during the coronation night set on December 19 at Planet Hollywood.