“70TH MISS UNIVERSE COMPETITION®” TO AIR LIVE FROM EILAT, ISRAEL IN DECEMBER 2021, ON FOX
Legendary entertainer Steve Harvey returns to host the 70th anniversary celebration.
NEW YORK, NY (JULY 20, 2021) – The Miss Universe Organization, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism and the city of Eilat today announced that the 70th MISS UNIVERSE® competition will air live from Eilat, Israel in December 2021. The 70th MISS UNIVERSE Competition will once again be hosted by legendary entertainer Steve Harvey on FOX.
“Israel has been on our shortlist of host countries for a number of years due to its rich history, beautiful landscapes, myriad of cultures and appeal as a global tourist destination,” said Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization. “As we sought an impressive location for our 70th anniversary celebration, it became clear through our conversations with acting Mayor Lankri and the Israeli Ministry that Israel has the resources and demonstrated the commitment to host MISS UNIVERSE in December. We look forward to deepening our commitment and creating meaningful cultural conversation, connection and understanding through this partnership.”
“The city of Eilat, together with our partners at the Ministry of Tourism, are delighted and proud to host the Miss Universe events and accommodate the 70-year celebrations in Eilat,” said Eli Lankri, acting mayor of Eilat. “The new Ramon Eilat Airport has, without a doubt, served as the foundation for Eilat’s opening up to new international opportunities, and the city is ready and willing to host contestants from over 90 countries.”
The three-hour event will feature women representing countries and territories across the globe competing in multiple categories, including personal statement, swimsuit, evening gown and interview, ending with Mexico’s Andrea Meza crowning her successor. Meza, a former software engineer, has advocated for women’s equality during her reign.
“Being the only Miss Universe crowned during the COVID-19 pandemic has made my reign unforgettable,” said Meza. “I hope that the world takes the vaccine as soon as it is available so that, come December, as many people as possible can join the 70th anniversary celebration in Israel.”
In the weeks ahead of the competition, contestants will get to explore the rich history and culture of Israel, with visits to notable locations, including the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and those throughout the host city of Eilat. Additionally, Meza is set to visit Israel later this summer to begin to explore the country in which she will give up her title.
“We in Israel are delighted to host the 70th anniversary celebrations of the iconic Miss Universe pageant—an event celebrating women’s empowerment, optimism, tolerance and desire for excellence, which crosses every geographical and national border,” said Yoel Razvozov, Israel’s Minister of Tourism.
The show will air in nearly 160 countries and territories across the globe. In the U.S., FOX will be the English-language broadcaster, while Telemundo will be the special’s Spanish-language home. This deal was negotiated and executed by Israeli producer Tali Eshkoli and Los Angeles-based producer Assaf Blecher who will also serve as producers for the show on the Israeli side.
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Julia Morley of the Miss World Organization sends her congratulatory messages to newly-crowned Miss Universe Andrea Meza and 1st Runner-Up Julia Gama:
Congratulations from all of us at the Miss World Organisation to @andreamezamx , Miss World Americas 2017, on being crowned Miss Universe 2020 and to @juliawgama , Miss World Brazil 2014 on your first runner-up placement. We are so proud of both of you and delighted Andrea won, you really deserve it.
As part of her duties as Miss World Americas 2017, Andrea joined Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar and her fellow continental winners on a Global Humanitarian Tour visiting India, China, Indonesia, British Virgin Islands and the USA. This was documented in the series Miss World – The Story Never Told. Link to the documentary will be posted in our stories.”
#MissWorld #beautywithapurpose #BWAP #MissWorld2017 #MissWorldAmericas2017 #MissWorldBrazil2014 #AndreaMeza #JuliaGama #ManushiChhillar #Congratulations #MissWorldTheStoryNeverTold #MissWorld2020 #MissUniverse2020 #MissUniverse
Your new Miss Universe – Andrea Meza of Mexico – in some of her crowning photos. Her victory marks the triumphant return of the crown to the Latinas.
When will the title be back to Asia?
Andrea Meza of Mexico is the 69th Miss Universe. She outlasted 73 other candidates for the crown – the 3rd victory of her country in the competition.
Her court includes:
1st RU Julia Gama of Brazil
2nd RU Janick Maceta of Peru
3rd RU Adline Castelino of India
4th RU Kimberly Jimenez of the Dominican Republic
The other ladies in the Top 10 are Thailand, Puerto Rico, Australia, Costa Rica and Jamaica.
Miss Philippines Rabiya Mateo made it to the Top 21.
The 69th Miss Universe – hosted by Mario Lopez and Olivia Culpo – was broadcasted live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
It is already May 1 and in just over two weeks from now, the 69th Miss Universe will be crowned at the Seminole Hard Rock Auditorium in Hollywood, Florida.
Seventy-four (74) delegates will register starting May 3-4. And based on what we have seen among them prior to their arrival in the host city, I am pleased to share my Pre-Registration Picks in alphabetical order. I am arranging them this way because I would like to see how they will settle in for the first couple of days before placing them in terms of ranking or hierarchy.
Here are the twenty (20) I have high expectations on. Let’s see if they will deliver on either the hype or the kind of impact they have shown the past few weeks:
Argentina – Alina Luz Akselrad
Australia – Maria Thattil
Brazil – Julia Gama
Colombia – Laura Olascuaga
Curacao – Chantal Wiertz
Czech Republic – Klára Vavruskova
Iceland – Elisabet Hulda Snorradottir
India – Adline Castelino
Indonesia – Ayu Maulida Putri
Jamaica – Miqueal-Symone Williams
Laos – Christina Lasasimma
Mexico – Andrea Meza
Nepal – Anshika Sharma
Philippines – Rabiya Mateo
Puerto Rico – Estefania Soto Torres
Romania – Bianca Lorena Tirsin
South Africa – Natasha Joubert
Thailand – Amanda Obdam
USA – Asya Danielle Branch
Venezuela – Mariangel Villasmil
I still have at least five (5) bubbling under and they might just manage to pull down a few of the ladies above a week from now.
Who are yours, dear readers?
The gorgeous Miss Universe Mexico Andrea Meza can be considered a multi-hyphenated individual. She is a software engineer, an activist, a makeup artist, a model, an extreme sports enthusiast, a singer, a pro-Animal Rights vegan and the Tourism Brand Ambassador for Chihuahua Mexico.
With so much beauty and talent to share and be proud of, I daresay that she will be one mighty competitor for the 69th Miss Universe.
The bios of the 69th Miss Universe delegates are starting to appear in the pageant’s website. Here are ten samples of them in alphabetical order of country represented:
Argentina, Colombia, India, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, South Africa, Thailand and Venezuela.
Congratulations to Miss India Manushi Chhillar. You are Miss World 2017! The 6th blue crown for the South Asian nation.
1st Runner-Up is Miss Mexico Andrea Meza and 2nd Runner-Up is Miss England Stephanie Hill. Kenya and South Africa completed the Top 5.
Watch Manushi’s crowning moment below.
Laura Lehmann of the Philippines made Top 40. And with all the Top 5 BWAP Finalists declared as Beauty a with A Purpose Winners, that added to her performance value. She did not advance to the Top 15 Quarterfinalists anymore.