Miss Universe 2020 to be held in February or March 2021 - reports

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Zozibini Tunzi (Photo: Getty)
Zozibini Tunzi (Photo: Getty)
  • Miss Universe 2020 is reportedly taking place in the first trimester of 2021.
  • A source told Angelopedia that the pageant could possibly take place either in February or at the end of March.
  • Miss Universe South Africa Natasha Joubert will be the official South African entrant at the Miss Universe pageant next year. 

According to Angelopedia, Miss Universe 2020 will take place in the first trimester of 2021. 

"There are so many schedules of events and activities also being disclosed which show that the finale might happen either in February or at the end of March next year," a source told Angelopedia

Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe on 8 December 2019, and despite the obstacles brought on by Covid-19 said that she has been able to "do a lot" during her reign. 

Zozibini told Channel24: "Everyone knows a big part of my job naturally is to travel and to do the hands-on work in countries all over the world. The question was: What is Miss Universe's job then if she can't go to all these places? And the answer was very simple. Miss Universe's job stays the same."

Currently, Leila Lopes of Angola holds the record for the longest Miss Universe reign, holding the title for 464 days - from 12 September 2011 until 18 December 2012.

It is still unclear whether the Miss Universe dates that follow will be shifted to accommodate the 2020 winner's shorter reign. 

Miss Universe South Africa Natasha Joubert will be the official South African entrant at the Miss Universe pageant next year.  "I am truly honoured and humbled to be representing my beloved South Africa," she said in a statement released to the press. 

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