I know that everyone is talking about a 20-6-3-1 competition format for Miss Universe 2019. But I also received another information that it would be 20-10-5-3-1 instead.
The details I got from a reliable source is that the new format of the competition will have the first cut pegged at Top 20 (19 ladies with the highest preliminary scores plus one from the online voting) with the removal of the continental divide (Thank you!).
All twenty ladies will give their opening statements just like in Bangkok last year before a Top 10 filtration is made known. They will then go through the swimwear/sportswear and evening gown segments before the following cut is made to Top 5 where the Q&A round will take place.
Lastly, there will be a Top 3 for the Final Q&A and Final Look before the new Miss Universe is announced.
What are your thoughts about this likely new set-up, dear readers?
Personally, I am pleased with the continental groupings phased out because it just isn’t fair for the candidates, especially the region with a lot of strong contenders. The cuts to Top 10 and 5 are the most exciting for me because that will create suspense in the proceedings, especially if Host Steve Harvey announces the names oh-so-leisurely.