5 beautiful African queens are representing Africa in The 70th Miss Universe pageant 2021 slated December 2021 in Eilat, Israel. Andrea Meza of Mexico will crown her successor at the end of the event.
The competition will feature the return of Steve Harvey as host and Fox as the official broadcaster of the show after being absent due the uncertainties related to the previous edition.
The previous event saw the likes of Angèle Kossinda (Cameroon), Chelsea Tayui (Ghana), Vandana Jeetah (Mauritius) and Natasha Joubert (South Africa) representing the continent.
This year, contestants from 56 countries and territories have been selected to compete in the competition. 43 were the winners of their country’s national competition, while 13 were appointed to their positions after being a runner-up of their national pageant or after being selected through a casting process.
Naa Morkor Commodore (Ghana), Maristella Okpala (Nigeria), Lalela Mswane (South Africa), Chelsi Shikongo (Namibia) and Anne Murielle Ravina (Mauritius) are representing Africa in this coming event.
The 5 African Queens
The current Miss Universe is Andrea Meza of Mexico who was crowned on May 16, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida.
The Miss Universe pageant is an annual international beauty pageant that is run by the United States–based Miss Universe Organization.
It is one of the most watched pageants in the world with an estimated audience of over 500 million viewers in over 190 territories. Along with Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth, Miss Universe is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants.
The Miss Universe Organization and its brand are currently owned by the Endeavor. The pageant’s advocacy is “humanitarian issues and is a voice to affect positive change in the world.”
As of 25 October 2021, 56 contestants have been confirmed: