Miss Universe 2021: Know contestants, schedule and how to watch

Miss Universe 2021: Know contestants, schedule and how to watch

The 69th Miss Universe competition will be hung on May 16 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The competition will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on FYI, the cable television channel owned by the A&E organization. It will likewise air in Spanish on Telemundo.

The preliminary competition, which decides the best 21 contestants who will compete on May 16, will be hung on May 14. The preliminary competition will be streamed live at 7 p.m. ET on the Miss Universe YouTube channel. Viewers can vote for their picks via the Miss Universe app.

The contest will be hosted by actor Mario Lopez and Olivia Culpo, who won Miss Universe in 2012, with a guest performance by rapper Pitbull. The contest will be broadcast in excess of 160 territories and countries all throughout the world.

The Miss Universe competition was delayed a year ago in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement in March this year, Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, said: “We have spent months planning and preparing safety precautions to develop this edition of Miss Universe—one that will be memorable, special and totally innovative.”

Around 10,000 women participate every year in the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA competitions organized by the MUO, as per its site.

Here we list the 74 contestants in the current year’s Miss Universe competition, in alphabetical order by country/territory represented. See more data about every contestant at the Miss Universe site.

2021 Miss Universe contestants:

  • Albania​: Paula Mehmetukaj
  • Argentina: Alina Luz Akselrad
  • Armenia: Monika Grigoryan
  • Aruba: Helen Hernandez
  • Australia: Maria Thattil
  • Bahamas: Shauntae A. Miller
  • Barbados: Hillary-Ann Williams
  • Belgium: Dhenia Covens
  • Belize: Iris Salguero
  • Bolivia: Lenka Nemer
  • Brazil: Julia Gama
  • British Virgin Islands: Shabree Frett
  • Bulgaria: Radinela Chusheva
  • Cambodia: Sarita Reth
  • Cameroon: Angele Kossinda
  • Canada: Nova Stevens
  • ​Cayman Islands: Mariah Tibbetts
  • Chile: Daniela Nicolas
  • China: Jiaxin Sun
  • Colombia: Laura Olascuaga
  • Costa Rica: Ivonne Cerdas
  • Croatia: Mirna Naiia Marić
  • Curaçao​: Chantal Wiertz
  • Czech Republic: Klára Vavrušková
  • Denmark: Amanda Petri
  • Dominican Republic: Kimberly Jiménez
  • Ecuador: Leyla Espinoza
  • El Salvador: Vanessa Velásquez
  • Finland: Viivi Altonen
  • France: Amandine Petit
  • Ghana: Chelsea Tayui
  • Great Britain: Jeanette Akua
  • Haiti: Eden Berandoive
  • Honduras: Cecilia Rossell
  • Iceland: Elísabet Hulda Snorradóttir
  • India: Adline Castelino
  • Indonesia: Ayu Maulida Putri
  • Ireland: Nadia Sayers
  • Israel: Tehila Levi
  • Italy: Viviana Vizzini
  • Jamaica: Miqueal-Symone Williams
  • Japan: Aisha Harumi Tochigi
  • Kazakhstan: Kamila Serikbai
  • Korea (South): Hari Park
  • Kosovo: Blerta Veseli
  • Laos: Christina Lasasimma
  • Malaysia: Francisca Luhong James
  • Malta: Anthea Zammit
  • Mauritius: Vandana Jeetah
  • Mexico: Andrea Meza
  • Myanmar: Thuzar Wint Lwin
  • Nepal: Anshika Sharma
  • Netherlands: Denise Speelman
  • Nicaragua: Ana Marcelo
  • Norway: Sunniva Frigstad
  • Panama: Carmen Jaramillo Vanessa
  • Paraguay: Castro Guillén
  • Peru: Janick Maceta Del Castillo
  • Philippines: Rabiya Mateo
  • Poland: Natalia Piguła
  • Portugal: Cristiana Silva
  • Puerto Rico: Estefanía Soto Torres
  • Romania: Bianca Lorena Tirsin
  • Russia: Alina Sanko
  • Singapore: Bernadette Belle Ong
  • Slovak Republic: Natália Hoštáková
  • South Africa: Natasha Joubert
  • Spain: Andrea Martínez
  • Thailand: Amanda Obdam
  • Ukraine: Yelyzaveta Yastremska
  • Uruguay: Lola De Los Santos
  • U.S.: Asya Branch
  • Venezuela: Mariangel Villasmil
  • Vietnam: Khanh Van Nguyen Tran

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