MANILA, Philippines – In what could be their third year with the Miss Universe pageant, the European city of Romania decided not to send a representative to the 71st Miss Universe pageant in December.
In an Instagram post on the misuniverseromania.official page, the organization explained that it was on the verge of choosing its 2022 queen when “there were new events that we could not have expected (so) our plans have changed.”
“Hello, Universe. After much discussion, we regret to inform you that we have to put a hold on this year’s edition of Miss Universe Romania. It was our honor to be part of the beautiful MU family for two wonderful years, and we certainly hope to see you all again in 2023!” the organization said.
Runaway national winner, Miss Universe Romania 2020 Bianca Tirsin, who is part of the Miss International court, together with Ahtisa Manalo of the Philippines, is considered to be the front runner during the 69th Miss Universe pageant. It was voted on by international fan pages leading up to the final show, but it didn’t rank. Her successor, Olimpia Elena Carmona Cotfas, is also out of position next year in Eilat, Israel.
The decision to withdraw from the pageant comes at the same time Amy Emmerich sits as the new CEO of the Miss Universe Organization (MUO), alongside its president, Paula Shugart.
There have been talks of MUO talking to the Dominican Republic tourism authority for the country to host this year’s tournament. But the strongest rumor is that the 71st Miss Universe will also be held in the United States in December. Stay tuned!
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