Malaysia withdraws from Miss Universe 2021

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Miss Universe Malaysia 2020 Francisca Luhong James
Miss Universe Malaysia 2020 Francisca Luhong James
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  • The Miss Universe Malaysia organisation has withdrawn participation from the 70th edition of the Miss Universe competition.
  • Due to Covid-19 the organisation has been unable to host its local pageant.
  • The 70th edition of the Miss Universe competition will take place in December in Israel.

Miss Universe Malaysia organisation, in a statement, said that the 2021 Miss Universe Malaysia competition would be cancelled due to Covid-19.

According to the organisation, "limited international and domestic travel" has hindered this year's pageant from taking place. 

"We have therefore declined the invitation to this year's pageant and regretfully would not be able to hold a local this year.

"We wish all delegates the best of luck at the international competition and look forward to participating again in the near future," said the statement in part.

Reigning Miss Universe Andrea Meza will crown her successor at the 70th edition of Miss Universe, to be hosted in Israel in December. Miss Universe Malaysia 2020 Francisca Luhong James did not place in the top 21. 

South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi has become the longest-reigning titleholder in Miss Universe history after the annual pageant was postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 


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