Q MAGAZINE – Miss Costa Rica 2020, Ivonne Cerdas, will soon be traveling to Florida to represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant.
After a year and a half without being able to hold the pageant, on Wednesday, the Miss Universe organizations announced that the 69th edition of the Miss Universe competition will be held on May 16, 2021, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, USA.
The last Miss Universe was held in December 2019. Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa will crown her successor at the end of the event and will have become the longest holder of the crown in the history of the pageant.
This will be the third time in the history of the competition in which the event will be held after the calendar year has ended; this previously occurred during Miss Universe 2014 and Miss Universe 2016, when both were held in January of the following year.
Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, said in a press release issued on March 3, that they have spent months planning a safe competition amid the pandemic.
Guidelines similar to those adopted in November for the Miss USA held in Memphis will be followed.
The president of the organization clarified that they are not yet clear whether or not they will allow a live audience.
The Miss Universe pageant will be broadcast in more than 160 countries around the world. In the United States, it can be also be seen in Spanish on Telemundo; in Costa Rica on Teletica, owner of the “Miss” franchise in Costa Rica.
At the beginning of this year, it was announced that negotiations are being carried out to old the Miss Universe 2021 in Costa Rica.