Steve Harvey won't be hosting Miss Universe this year

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Steve Harvey, Zozibini Tunzi
Steve Harvey, Zozibini Tunzi
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  • Actor Mario Lopez and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo will host the 69th Miss Universe competition. 
  • Since its transfer to Fox in 2015, Miss Universe has been hosted annually by Steve Harvey.
  • South Africa's Natasha Joubert will represent the country at the 69th edition and has already been identified as a front-runner in the competition. 

Actor Mario Lopez and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo will host the 69th Miss Universe competition. 

Since its transfer to Fox in 2015, Miss Universe has been hosted annually by Steve Harvey. Replying to Miss Universe's announcement of this year's hosts on Instagram, the TV personality wrote: "I'll miss you guys - but I'll see you for the 70th!" 

South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi will crown her successor on 16 May 2021, and the competition will air live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on 16 May at 20:00 ET (17 May at 3:00 SAST).

South Africa's Natasha Joubert will represent the country at the 69th edition and has already been identified as a front-runner in the competition

Excited about the pageant being hosted in America, Natasha told Channel24: "It is the lucky charm! Demi-Leigh won in Las Vegas, and Zozibini took the Miss Universe title in Atlanta." 

With the pageant less than a month away, voting has opened to the public, and the Miss Universe candidate with the highest number of votes will automatically be included in the top 21. Here's how you can vote for Natasha

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