Miss World 2021 temporarily postponed due to increasing COVID 19 cases

The global broadcast finale of Miss World 2021 that was supposed to be held in Puerto Rico has been postponed due to the health and safety of contestants, staff, crew and general public amidst the increasing number of Omicron cases.

Published on Dec 17, 2021 12:25 PM IST  |  268.8K
Miss World 2021 temporarily postponed due to increasing COVID 19 cases
Miss World 2021 temporarily postponed due to increasing COVID 19 cases (Pic credit - Miss World/Instagram)
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The Miss Universe beauty pageant is now done and Harnaaz Sandhu made us all proud by getting the crown home. Well, next is Miss World 2021, but unfortunately, it has been temporarily postponed. The global broadcast finale that was supposed to be held in Puerto Rico has been postponed due to the health and safety of contestants, staff, crew and general public amidst the increasing number of Omicron cases. Reportedly, the finale will be rescheduled at Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot within the next 90 days.

The organisers of Miss World took to their official Instagram handle to share a post to announce the news. They wrote, “Miss World 2021 temporarily postpones global broadcast finale in Puerto Rico due to health and safety interest of contestants, staff, crew and the general public. The finale will be rescheduled at Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot within the next 90 days. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - After meeting with the virologists and medical experts hired to oversee the Miss World 2021 event and discussing with the Puerto Rico Health Department, the decision has been made by the organizers of the event to postpone the globally broadcast finale at the Puerto RicoColiseum Jose Miguel Agrelot to be held within the next 90 days.”

The note further read, “As of yesterday, additional safety measures were implemented in the best interest of the contestants, production team and spectators, understanding the event increased risks on the stage and in the dressing room. However, after additional positive cases were confirmed this morning after consulting with health officials and experts, the postponement decision was made. The next step according to the medical experts is immediate quarantine, pending observation and further testing according to best practices in situations like this. Once and only when contestants and staff are cleared by health officials and advisors, will contestants and related staff return to their home countries.”

“We are very much looking forward to the return of our contestants, (who we have grown to know and love), to compete for the Miss World crown” said Julia Morley, CEO of Miss World Ltd. Puerto Rico offers a safe environment and a spectacular backdrop for filming the Miss World Festival!”

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This year Manasa Varanasi will be representing India at the 70th Miss World. She was born in Hyderabad. She is a financial information exchange analyst.

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