Miss Universe Competition Set To Return In May

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Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, was crowned Miss Universe.
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The Miss Universe competition is currently set to return on May 16 with a live telecast. The 69th Miss Universe will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida.

“We have spent months planning and preparing safety precautions to develop this edition of MISS UNIVERSE—one that will be memorable, special and totally innovative,” said Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization. “I look forward to seeing this work come to fruition and crowning a new Miss Universe in May.”

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi won the competition in 2019. Last year, the supposed 2020 competition was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, making Tunzi the longest Miss Universe title holder.

“I always knew that my reign as Miss Universe would be unlike any other,” said Tunzi. “While it was nothing like what I had imagined my year to be, this year has opened doors for me I could never have imagined. I am so grateful for the opportunity to connect virtually with people all over the world and elevate the causes I care most about.”

A host is yet to be announced. For the past five years, comedian Steve Harvey has hosted the event.