Tonight is the seventieth Miss Universe Competition, with girls from around the globe competing to comply with within the footsteps of the 69th winner, Andrea Meza. The title-holder shall be topped dwell from Eilat, Israel.
The Miss Universe Organization yearly places on the occasion, in addition to the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA competitions. According to their web site, it “is a world, inclusive group that celebrates girls of all cultures and backgrounds and empowers them to appreciate their targets by experiences that construct self- confidence and create alternatives for fulfillment.”
This yr will see the return of a well-recognized face as host, with a world panel of judges and performers. Here is what it’s essential know:
Steve Harvey Returns as Host
Comedian Steve Harvey will return as host of the Miss Universe competitors after taking a yr off. He beforehand hosted the occasion in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mario Lopez and Olivia Culpo took over internet hosting duties for the 2020 competitors.
“This is my sixth time internet hosting the Miss Universe competitors and it’s all the time a spotlight of my yr. Each show I’m in awe of the sensible, fiery, and proficient girls who take the stage,” Harvey instructed People. “I proceed to champion this show and take part, not solely as a number however as a producer, to show the world what you are able to do, in the event you put your thoughts to it.”
According to the outlet, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” decide Carson Kressley and 2019 Miss USA Cheslie Kryst shall be backstage hosts.
Adriana Lima, Lori Harvey and Rena Sofer Among Selection Committee Members
The Miss Universe competitors is judged by a variety committee, together with Harvey’s daughter Lori.
“I’m so excited to be on the choice committee for the seventieth Annual Miss Universe competitors. It’s additional particular to me as a result of that is the primary occasion that my dad and I’ve labored on collectively, so it is going to be a very nice time,” she instructed People.
Lori added, “Also, I’m not solely thrilled to hitch such a dynamic and numerous group of clever girls, but additionally excited to have the chance to genuinely help all of the contestants and watch them shine!”
According to Miss Universe, becoming a member of Lori on the preliminary and last rounds are Puerto Rican actress Adamari López, Brazilian model Adriana Lima, 2016 Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere, Filipina model Marian Rivera and Indian actress Urvashi Rautela.
Backstage host and former Miss Universe competitor Cheslie Kryst and the 1976 Miss Universe Rina Mor Goder serve on the preliminary choice committee. Rena Sofer, an American actress starring in “The Bold and the Beautiful,” will serve on the finals choice committee.
JoJo and Noa Kirel Are Set to Perform
Miss Universe introduced JoJo and Noa Kirel are set to carry out at this yr’s Miss Universe competitors.
JoJo is an American singer, songwriter and actress who rose to fame in 2004 for her tune, “Leave (Get Out).” According to Vulture, in 2015, she received a 10-year authorized battle stopping her from releasing music. The 30-year-old has since launched 4 albums, the most recent of which is “Trying Not To Think About It.” She additionally positioned second within the fifth season of “The Masked Singer,” competing because the Black Swan.
While reminiscing on her Christmas album final yr, JoJo wrote on Instagram, “the truth that I’m posting this video whereas in Israel getting ready fo carry out at Miss Universe proper now is just not misplaced on me. I cried after we landed. Thinking of all of the Christmas songs I’ve ever heard and the way all of them are impressed by this holy place. I’m past grateful. Yes, it is 3:15 am right here and this jet lag is DIF’RINT.”
Kirel was known as “Israeli’s largest pop star” by The Hollywood Reporter, releasing her first tune “Medabrim” at 14 years old. She has received “Best Israeli Act” on the MTV European Music Awards yearly beginning in 2017. This yr she launched her first two English-language singles, “Please Don’t Suck” and “Bad Little Thing.” The 20-year-old actress and dancer has been a decide on “Israeli’s Got Talent” since 2018.
“I’m so excited and honored to be acting at Miss Universe,” Kirel mentioned on the Miss Universe web site. “By believing in themselves and fearlessly chasing their goals, these girls from around the globe dwell and breathe the values of the Miss Universe Organization, and I am unable to wait to share this celebratory second with all of them on this unimaginable international stage.”
The seventieth Miss Universe Competition airs dwell from Eilat, Israel at 7 p.m. Eastern time on Fox and Telemundo.