- Miss Universe will return in December 2021 for the second time this year.
- The 70th annual Miss Universe pageant will be held in Eilat, Israel.
- Steve Harvey – who did not appear on May’s page – will return as host.
Miss Universe is coming back to your TV screen sooner than you might have expected.
The Miss Universe organization announced on Tuesday that the 70th pageant will be held in Eilat, Israel, in December 2021.
Andrea Meza, the current Miss Universe, was crowned in June after the pageant had to be postponed for more than a year due to the ongoing pandemic.
“Being the only Miss Universe crowned during the COVID-19 pandemic has made my reign unforgettable,” Meza told Insider. “I hope the world receives the vaccine as soon as it is available because, by December, as many people as possible can join the 70th anniversary celebration in Israel.”
The December page will also see the return of Steve Harvey as host. Harvey – who skipped the May pageant – famously said the wrong name while announcing the winner of Miss Universe back in 2015.
Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe organization, said that Israel has been on the list of host countries “for several years because of its rich history.”
“As we are looking for a place for our 70th anniversary celebration, it is clear through our conversations with the Lankri CEO and the Israel Tourism Agency that Israel, which has done a good job containing the pandemic- World disease, has the best resources to host Miss Universe. in December,” Shugart told Insider.
“We hope to deepen our commitment to creating meaningful cultural communication, connection, and understanding through this partnership,” he added.
The Miss Universe Organization says the contestants will “explore Israel’s rich history and culture” in the weeks leading up to the pageant with visits to the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv.
The pageant – which features swimsuit, evening gown, and interview rounds – will air on FOX in the US.