The quote below is the best information I can provide about the next edition of Miss Universe for now. This forms part of the message sent to all National Directors a week before Christmas last month.
…”As we evaluate the current global crisis, health measures, travel restrictions, delegate participation, and the distribution of a promising vaccine, we find it in everyone’s best interest to extend the date of our national competition and now anticipate it to be later in April or May 2021. We hope that this extension will allow you more time to prepare your delegate.
On a separate note, we will have more information regarding the National Costume Show after the New Year, as we are weighing several options, including virtual.”
What gives me the chills is that the organization is including the possibility of a virtual pageant among its options – something that I hope will never happen to our favorite pageant.