My Marisol Bo-oc | 01:23 PM July 22, 2021
The Miss Universe Organization announced that the pageant will be held this December in the southern resort city of Eilat in Israel.
Steve Harvey will once again return as host.
In a Facebook post, Visit Israel said the city of Eilat is the perfect place to choose when it offers spectacular natural landscapes and tropical crystal clear sea waters with thousands of species of fish and corals. Experiences include desert and sea attractions, diving in the magnificent Red Sea Gulf, jeep tours, walking tracks, and vibrant nightlife.
The three-hour event will broadcast live on Fox in the U.S. and also in 180 countries and territories across the globe. It will end with the current Miss Universe, Mexico’s Andrea Meza, crowning her successor.
Meza, who was crowned Miss Universe in May, beating out Miss Brazil, is a former software engineer. She has advocated for women’s rights and is also encouraging people to get the vaccine from Covid-19.
In a statement released by the Miss Universe Organization, Meza said she hopes “as many people as possible” get vaccinated so they can participate in the 70th Miss Universe contest.