Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was crowned Miss Universe 2021 at the 69th annual pageant. The event was delayed last year due to Covid-19.
According to newsweek.com, the Miss Universe, 2021 was held on Sunday, May 16, 2021. This would mark the 69th Miss Universe competition. As we already know, beauty has no boundaries to it, thus each contestant goes through several tests on intellect, mind as well as outside beauty to be finally declared as the winner of the competition.
Previously on May 14, 2021, the preliminary competition was held and the top 21 contestants have already been chosen. These contestants will compete for the crown on May 16, 2021. The show got hosted by Mario Lopez and Olivia Culpo (Miss Universe 2012) with rapper Pitbull as the guest performer. The contest is to be broadcasted in more than 160 territories and countries over the globe. The show might be watched live and voted on on the Miss Universe Youtube channel.
Contestants to participate this year:
The list of the 74 contestants that participated on May 14, 2021, are Paula Mehmetukaj from Albania, Alina Luz Akselrad from Argentina, Monika Grigoryan from Armenia, Helen Hernandez from Aruba, Maria Thattil from Australia, Shauntae A. Miller from the Bahamas, Hillary-Ann Williams from Barbados, Dhenia Covens from Belgium, Iris Salguero from Belize, Lenka Nemer from Bolivia, Julia Gama from Brazil, Shabree Frett from the British Virgin Islands, Radinela Chusheva from Bulgaria, Sarita Reth from Cambodia, Angele Kossinda from Cameroon, Nova Stevens from Canada, Mariah Tibbetts from the Cayman Islands, Daniela Nicolas from Chile, Jiaxin Sun from China, Laura Olascuaga from Colombia, Ivonne Cerdas from Costa Rica, Mirna Naiia Marić from Croatia, Chantal Wiertz from Curcaçao, Klára Vavrušková from the Czech Republic, Amanda Petri from Denmark, Kimberly Jiménez from the Dominican Republic, Leyla Espinoza from Ecuador, Vanessa Velásquez from El Salvador, Viivi Altonen from Finland, Amandine Petit from France, Chelsea Tayui from Ghana, Jeanette Akua from Great Britain, Eden Berandoive from Haiti, Cecilia Rossell from Honduras, Elísabet Hulda Snorradóttir from Iceland, Adline Castelino from India.
Ayu Maulida Putri from Indonesia, Nadia Sayers from Ireland, Tehila Levi from Israel, Viviana Vizzini from Italy, Miqueal-Symone Williams from Jamaica, Aisha Harumi Tochigi from Japan, Kamila Serikbai from Kazakhstan, Hari Park from South Korea, Blerta Veseli from Kosovo, Christina Lasasimma from Laos, Francisca Luhong James from Malaysia, Anthea Zammit from Malta, Vandana Jeetah from Mauritius, Andrea Meza from Mexico, Thuzar Wint Lwin for Myanmar, Anshika Sharma from Nepal, Denise Speelman from the Netherlands, Ana Marcelo from Nicaragua, Sunniva Frigstad from Norway, Carmen Jaramillo Vanessa from Panama, Castro Guillén from Paraguay, Janick Maceta Del Castillo from Peru, Rabiya Mateo from the Philippines, Natalia Piguła from Poland, Cristiana Silva from Portugal, Estefanía Soto Torres from Puerto Rico, Bianca Lorena Tirsin from Romania, Alina Sanko from Russia, Bernadette Belle Ong from Singapore, Natália Hoštáková from Slovak Republic, Natasha Joubert from South Africa, Andrea Martínez from Spain, Amanda Obdam from Thailand, Yelyzaveta Yastremska from Ukraine, Lola De Los Santos from Uruguay, Asya Branch from the United States, Mariangel Villasmil from Venezuela, Khanh Van Nguyen Tran from Vietnam.
Postponing of the event in 2020:
The Miss Universe 2020 was postponed due to the COVID situation. This year, the President of the Miss Universe Organization, Paula M. Shugart has made sure to the world that the competition will take place after taking all the precautions and maintaining the COVID guidelines.