The 70th edition of the Miss Universe competition is heading to Israel.
The Miss Universe Organization announced Tuesday that the pageant will be held this December in the southern resort city of Eilat with Steve Harvey returning as host.
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, a former software engineer, has advocated for women’s rights and is also encouraging people to get the vaccine from COVID-19. Soon after she was named Miss Universe, Meza invited the media to cover her first vaccination shot in New York.
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.
Meanwhile, at the moment, the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2021 pageant heads into its final screening phase. When the competition starts, 37 contestants will be fighting for the illustrious MBGN crown. The first runner up will emerged as MBGN Universe and she will be representing Nigeria at the Miss Universe 2021 in Israel.