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Miss Universe will return in December 2021 for the second time this year.
The 70th annual Miss Universe competition will be held in Eilat, Israel.
Steve Harvey - who did not appear in the May pageant - will also return as host.
Miss Universe is coming back to your TV screen sooner than you might have expected.
The Miss Universe organization announced on Tuesday that the 70th competition will take place in Eilat, Israel, in December 2021.
"Being the only Miss Universe crowned during the COVID-19 pandemic has made my reign unforgettable," Meza told Insider. "I hope that the world takes the vaccine as soon as it is available so that, come December, as many people as possible can join the 70th anniversary celebration in Israel."
Paula Shugart, the president of the Miss Universe organization, said Israel has been on the pageant's shortlist of host countries "for a number of years due to its rich history."
"As we sought a location for our 70th anniversary celebration, it became clear through our conversations with acting mayor Lankri and the Israeli Ministry of Tourism that Israel, which has done a good job containing the global pandemic, has the best resources to host Miss Universe in December," Shugart told Insider.
"We look forward to deepening our commitment to creating meaningful cultural conversation, connection, and understanding through this partnership," she added.
The Miss Universe Organization said contestants will "explore the rich history and culture of Israel" in the weeks leading up to the competition with visits to the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv.
The pageant - which features swimsuit, evening gown, and interview rounds - will air on FOX in the US.
Read the original article on Insider