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July 24, 2021

70th Miss Universe Competition will Air Live from Eilat, Israel, in December 2021 on FOX.

Legendary entertainer Steve Harvey returns to host the 70th-anniversary celebration.

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Photo: Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Universe South Africa 2017, is congratulated by fellow contestants after being crowned Miss Universe after the three-hour special programming event on FOX, November 26, 2017. FOX televised the event from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Image provided by & copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York. Photographer: David Becker. [File Photo]

NEW YORK, NY. JULY 24, 2021 - The Miss Universe Organization, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, and the city of Eilat today announced that the 70th MISS UNIVERSE competition would air live from Eilat, Israel, in December 2021. In addition, the legendary entertainer Steve Harvey would once again host the 70th MISS UNIVERSE Competition on FOX.

“Israel has been on our shortlist of host countries for several 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 amazing 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, is 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 Israel’s rich history and culture, with visits to notable locations, including the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and those throughout the host city of Eilat. Additionally, Meza would visit Israel later this summer to explore the country where she would 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 globally, with FOX as the English-language broadcaster. Telemundo would broadcast in Spanish.

Source: The Miss Universe Organization

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