Many fans of beauty pageants have been wondering if the Miss Universe will have a gala in this 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the Miss Universe Organization decided to postpone this year’s edition as a preventive measure in the face of the public health crisis that is being experienced worldwide.
While it is true that the board of the Miss Universe Organization has not issued an official statement on the cancellation of this year’s edition of the pageant, many portals specialized in beauty pageants have released the news.
According to information reviewed by Sash Factor, Carlos C. Fernández, a representative of the Miss Universe Organization, informed the directors of the organizations participating in the beauty pageant that a new Miss Universe gala will not take place at least until the first quarter of 2021.
The uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic is cited as the postponement of this year’s Miss Universe, as reported by Sash Factor.
When was the last edition of the Miss Universe held?
The 68th edition of the Miss Universe was held on December 8, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. At that time, 90 candidates were vying for the title of the most beautiful woman in the Universe in an edition that was presented by Steve Harvey for the fifth consecutive year.
The South African Zozibini Tunzi managed to be crowned Miss Universe 2019, being the successor of Catriona Gray, who was the winner of the Miss Universe 2018 that was held in Thailand.
Currently, Tunzi is one of the beauty queens with the longest reign in the history of the Miss Universe, this due to the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the important beauty pageant that brings together the most beautiful women in the world for a rigorous competition that has great challenges.
Zozibini Tunzi: Makes history as Miss Universe
Zozibini Tunzi is the third South African woman to be crowned Miss Universe. In the past, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters managed to win the title in 2017, and Margaret Gardiner was the first to do so at the 1978 Miss Universe.
Tunzi is the first beauty queen in the Miss Universe to wear the “Power of Unity Crown”, an exclusive piece that was designed by the Swiss-emirate jewelry company Mouawad.
The stunning 27-year-old South African is the last young woman of color to be crowned Miss Universe, something that had not happened since the 2011 edition with the triumph of Leila Lopes.
Zozibini Tunzi has fought for various social causes, especially for female leadership in young women in South Africa. For the beauty queen, one of the most important things today is educating young women with leadership as it is something that has “been missing from girls and women” for a long time.
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