The 69th Miss Universe competition will be held on May 16 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The competition will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on FYI, the cable television channel owned by the A&E network. It will also air in Spanish on Telemundo.
The preliminary competition, which determines the top 21 contestants who will compete on May 16, will be held on May 14. The preliminary competition will be streamed live at 7 p.m. ET on the Miss Universe YouTube channel. Viewers can vote for their picks via the Miss Universe app.
The contest will be hosted by actor Mario Lopez and Olivia Culpo, who won Miss Universe in 2012, with a guest performance by rapper Pitbull. The contest will be broadcast in more than 160 territories and countries around the world.
The Miss Universe competition was postponed last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement in March this year, Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, said: “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.”
Around 10,000 women participate annually in the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA competitions organized by the MUO, according to its website.
Here we list the 74 contestants in this year’s Miss Universe competition, in alphabetical order by country/territory represented. See more information about each contestant at the Miss Universe website.