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Miss Universe Pageant

Miss Universe Pageant

  • Premiered: 
    July 9, 1960
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Special, Annual
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: pageant

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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 1952, young women from around the world compete for the title of Miss Universe. The first pageant, held in Long Beach, CA from June 23-29, featured 30 contestant from the United States, foreign nations and U.S. territories, with daily radio coverage on KGER that included interviews with various contestants. On the last night of that inaugural event, 10 semifinalists from Finland, Germany, Greece, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, United States and Uruguay vied for the title, with Finland's Armi Kuusela wearing the crown by the end of the night. The pageant was first nationally televised on July 9, 1960, when it was broadcast live on CBS from the Miami Beach Convention Hall Auditorium in Miami Beach, FL. CBS remained the television home of the MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT through 2002, after which NBC aired the pageant from 2003-2014. FOX has broadcast the event since 2015. In 2021, there were two Miss Universe Competitions -- one in May (delayed from Dec 2020 because of COVID) and one in December.
Hosted by Steve Harvey, the 70th Annual Miss Universe Competition aired live on FOX on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 7-10pm ET (live)/PT (tape) from the Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel. The 2021 MISS UNIVERSE competition is a three-hour special event in which Miss Universe, Andrea Meza (Mexico), will crown her successor. More than 75 contestants compete for the opportunity to become the next Miss Universe. This year's competition also features two other contestants from the region: Miss Universe United Arab Emirates and Miss Universe Morocco. This marks the first time that a delegate from the United Arab Emirates has competed in the competition. Additionally, Miss Universe Morocco returns to the competition for the first time in more than four decades.


Other Titles

  • Also known as: Miss Universe Competition


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