The National Directors have already been informed about a few important details that will be observed during the 69th Miss Universe Pageant in Hollywood, Florida:
1) The National Costume Show will be produced LIVE on location. While it is categorized as optional, everyone is encouraged to participate. It will be held 5-6 days before the Finals on May 16. Conditions are that the candidates themselves are responsible for unpacking, packing and removing* the costume from the venue after the show is finished.
2) There will be NO national gift auction for this edition. Delegates should no longer bring a national gift.
3) Due to COVID, the delegates should NOT bring gifts for the other contestants.
The Miss Universe Organization will be following all COVID guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone.
* – the heavier the ensemble, the harder it is to individually carry/pull/drag everything, I reckon. So will we see “lighter” costumes this year?