Here is Why MISS WORLD 2021 Finale was temporarily postponed!

The highly anticipated Miss World 2021 finale was scheduled to hold on Thursday, 16th of November. However, the pageant organizers released a statement, postponing the event temporarily for health and safety reasons, to be rescheduled at Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot within the next 90 days.

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Miss World is the oldest-running international beauty pageant. It was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951. Since his death in 2000, Morley’s widow, Julia Morley, has co-chaired the pageant. Along with Miss UniverseMiss International, and Miss Earth, this pageant is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants.

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The current Miss World is Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica who was crowned by Vanessa Ponce of Mexico on 14 December 2019 in LondonEngland. She is the fourth Jamaican to win Miss World. Miss World 2021 will be the 70th anniversary of the pageant. It was scheduled to be held on December 16, 2021 before its postponement.

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Read the official Miss World press release below:

Miss World 2021 temporarily postpones global broadcast finale in Puerto Rico due to health and safety interest of contestants, staff, crew and 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 eventand 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.

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 Mis World Festival !”

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