The Miss Universe Organization announced that the 69th edition of the important beauty pageant will be held in May in Florida with the participation of 67 candidates.
“The moment we’ve all been waiting for. The 69th edition of the Miss Universe is heading to Hollywood, Florida. The Miss Universe will be broadcast live around the world from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, May 16 at 8:00 PM ET, ”announced the Miss Universe committee in a post on Instagram.
Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization, issued a press release in which she assured that they have been planning a safe competition for months in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, so this year’s edition of the beauty pageant will follow very guidelines. similar to those that were implemented in the Miss USA 2020 that was held in the month of November.
The last edition of the Miss Universe was held in December 2019 in the city of Atlanta with the triumph of the South African Zozibini Tunzi. Shortly after Tunzi’s coronation, the COVID-19 pandemic began worldwide, so the organizers of the beauty pageant decided to postpone the 2020 edition indefinitely as a preventive measure.
As a consequence of the public health crisis that is experienced with COVID-19, Zozibini Tunzi is the beauty queen that has lasted the longest as Miss Universe with an average of one year and five months until the coronation night of her successor who will take place in May of this year.
The Miss Universe returns to the state of Florida after the triumph of the Colombian Paulina Vega in the 63rd edition of the beauty pageant that was held at the American Airlines Arena in the city of Miami in January 2015.
The broadcast of Miss Universe 2021 is scheduled to last approximately three hours in an innovative show that will celebrate the origins of women who have positively impacted their countries. So far, the event organizations have not announced if they will have a live audience as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What television network will broadcast Miss Universe in Spanish in the United States?
Telemundo announced that they have the exclusive rights to broadcast Miss Universe 2021 in Spanish, so that the entire Spanish-speaking audience in the United States will be able to tune in to the television network to watch the broadcast completely live on May 16. beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.
Prior to the 69th edition of Miss Universe, Telemundo will offer special broadcasts with original content that highlights the participation of Latina representatives in the beauty pageant.
“We are excited to once again join the Miss Universe Organization to bring Hispanic families the long-awaited and prestigious event. This year, we are excited to bring audiences more original content than ever through our platforms including special and exclusive coverage for viewers to get to know more closely the representatives of Latin America, “said Ronald Day, President of Entertainment and Content. Telemundo.