Modifications to the Miss Universe pageant continued because the group plans a actuality present format combining Challenge Runway and American Idol.
This was revealed by TIME in an unique interview with billionaire Anne Jakapong, CEO of Thai media firm JKN International and new proprietor of Miss Universe.
“We might love for everybody all over the world, particularly girls and LGBTQ, to have an iconic lady to look as much as yearly,” says Yakapong, who is legendary in Thailand as a TV character and trans rights activist.
TIME reported that the 13-episode sequence will observe the contestants on the prime of the competitors, after which observe the triumphs of the winner and the pressures she faces as she completes her time period.
The sequence is at the moment in growth and has but to signal a distribution deal. “The sequence is at the moment in growth and has but to signal a distribution deal,” TIME additionally stated.
“Nevertheless, if this yr is something just like the final 12 months, the present could find yourself trying much less like American Idol and extra like The Actual Housewives.”
TIME additionally reported that Jakapong had already rescinded separate awards for swimsuit and night robe for the occasion in New Orleans.
Delegates, as contestants know, additionally adorn the capes they put on with their swimsuits to specific themselves, the identical report stated.
“I do not need girls to be objectified within the Miss Universe pageant. This yr is a brand new yr for Miss Universe, or ought to I quite name it a brand new paradigm for the worldwide girls empowerment platform,” Jakapong additionally stated.
Eighty-four pretty girls will compete for the title of Miss Universe.
The 71st Miss Universe pageant will likely be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 14 (January 15 in Manila).
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