- The 2021 Miss Universe pageant will be held on December 12 in Eilat, Israel.
- The pageant will take place at the Universe Arena, a custom-built venue imported to Eilat.
- You can watch the pageant on Fox or Telemundo at 7 p.m. ET.
The time has come to crown a new Miss Universe.
Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was crowned the most recent Miss Universe in May after the 2020 pageant was postponed due to the pandemic. Meza was the third woman from Mexico to win the Miss Universe title.
A new Miss Universe will be crowned on Sunday
The 70th annual Miss Universe pageant will take place on December 12, 2021, at the Universe Arena in Eilat, Israel. According to a press release, the arena — which seats 5,000 people — was custom-made for the Miss Universe pageant and imported from Portugal.
Paula Shugart, the president of the Miss Universe organization, said Israel had been on the pageant’s wish list of host countries for years. The contestants have been able to take advantage of the location with visits to the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv leading up to the competition.
“We look forward to deepening our commitment to creating meaningful cultural conversation, connection, and understanding through this partnership,” Shugart told Insider.
The pageant will be airing live on Fox and Telemundo
Miss Universe fans can watch the pageant live in English on Fox or in Spanish on Telemundo at 7 p.m. ET.
Eighty women from around the world will compete for the crown. A contestant from Morocco will appear in the pageant for the first time since 1978.
The competition will be hosted by Steve Harvey for the sixth time and will also include a performance by Israeli pop singer Noa Kirel. Harvey, who skipped the May pageant, made headlines in 2015 when he announced the wrong Miss Universe winner.
A big focus of this year’s competition will be the issue of global warming, according to the press release shared with Insider.
“The broadcast will aim to raise awareness amongst the hundreds of millions of spectators, with the hopes of inspiring action in contestants’ community,” the press release stated.
Just like previous years, the pageant will feature a swimsuit, evening gown, and interview round.