- The 71st annual Miss Universe pageant will likely be held in New Orleans on January 14.
- It can stream at no cost on Roku at 7pm ET. It can even be accessible on Telemundo.
It is time to crown the subsequent Miss Universe.
The 71st annual Miss Universe pageant will likely be held on January 14 on the Ernest N. Morial Conference Middle in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Will probably be streamed stay on Roku at 7pm ET and may be seen at no cost on the Roku web site. On the identical time, it will also be seen on telemundo in Spanish. The Miss Universe nationwide costume present will likely be streamed on the Miss Universe YouTube channel on Wednesday at 10pm ET.
This 12 months, 86 ladies will compete for the title of Miss Universe, together with Miss USA R’Bonnie Gabriel. The winners will likely be topped by the present Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu, who introduced the crown to India in December 2021.
It can characteristic New Orleans legends like Large Freedia and Large Sam’s Funky Nation. Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo will co-host the present with “The Actual” star Jeanine Mai Jenkins. Backstage commentary will likely be offered by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Grey and Entry Hollywood correspondent Zuri Corridor, who emceed the final two Miss USA pageants.
This 12 months’s pageant marks the primary time in 5 years that Miss Universe is not going to be hosted by Steve Harvey, who famously introduced the unsuitable winner in 2015 and booed Sandhu on stage in 2021.
Miss Universe CEO Amy Emmerich advised Selection that after the group’s five-year take care of Harvey and Fox ended this 12 months, she wished to “ensure that we have been guided by a feminine lens on this subsequent spherical.”
“It was a uncommon alternative to restart in a totally new place,” she added.
This 12 months’s Miss Universe will even be the primary to be hosted by new proprietor Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip and her Thailand-based firm JKN World Group.
In October 2022, it was introduced that Yakrajutathipa would grow to be the primary lady to carry the title of Miss Universe. She is the third-richest transgender particular person on the earth, value an estimated $210 million, based on the Bangkok Put up.
“The primary lady to personal this model in 70 years will likely be a change in itself,” Emmerich advised Selection. “And I believe particularly due to Anne’s backstory and what she sees as transformative management and the way she will be able to actually struggle for the longer term that ladies carry a bit bit greater than possibly a male IMG might.”
It has been a controversial few months for the pageant neighborhood. Shortly after Gabrielle received Miss USA in October, contestants claimed the pageant was rigged in her favor. An investigation was launched and Miss USA President Krystle Stewart was suspended indefinitely.
Many Miss USA 2022 contestants additionally mentioned the group didn’t present them with any psychological well being assist in the course of the pageant, regardless of vowing to make it a precedence following the demise of Miss USA 2019 Chesley Christ in January 2022.