Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray of the Philippines will crown her successor at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on December 8, 2019. The successor will wear a new crown made by luxury jeweler Mouawad.
A total of 90 candidates will compete for the Miss Universe 2019 crown. Here are 13 of the candidates who are likely to become Gray’s successor:
- Paweensuda Drouin, 26, Thailand
Drouin was born in Bangkok, Thailand on October 12, 1993 to a Euro-Canadian father and a Thai Chinese mother. In 2017, she represented Thailand in Miss Earth and finished in the Top 8.
- Gazini Ganados, 23, Philippines
Ganadoes was born in Dapitan, Philippines on December 26, 1995 to a Palestinian father and a Filipino mother. In 2014, she competed in Miss World Philippines and finished in the Top 13.
- Júlia Horta, 25, Brazil
Horta was born in Juiz de Fora, Brazil on March 31, 1994. In 2017, she represented Brazil in Miss Tourism International and was the fourth runner-up.
- Zuleika Soler, 25, El Salvador
Soler was born in La Union, El Salvador on June 29, 1994 to a Puerto Rican father and a Salvadorian mother. In 2016, she represented El Salvador in Miss Americana Latina del Mundo and finished in the Top 10.
- Sylvie Silva, 20, Portugal
Silva was born in Monte Carlo, Monaco on April 28, 1999. She was crowned Miss Universo Portugal 2019 in Miss República Portuguesa 2019, making her the first Monégasque-Portuguese woman to represent Portugal in Miss Universe.
- Madison Anderson, 24, Puerto Rico
Anderson was born in Phoenix, Arizona, United States on November 10, 1995 to an American father and a Puerto Rican mother. She was Top Model of the World 2015 fourth runner-up and Miss Grand International 2016 third runner-up.
- Cheslie Kryst, 28, United states
Kryst was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States on April 28, 1991 to a Polish American father and an African American mother. She won Miss North Carolina USA in her third attempt before winning the Miss USA title.
- Gabriela Tafur, 24, Colombia
Tafur was born in Cali, Colombia on July 7, 1995. She is of Lebanese descent and Miss Universe 2019 marks her first ever international beauty pageant.
- Priya Serrao, 27, Australia
Serrao was born in Belmannu, Karnataka, India on June 22, 1992 and spent her childhood in Oman and the United Arab Emirates before moving to Australia. She is the first beauty queen born in India to represent Australia in Miss Universe.
- Geraldine González, 19, Chile
González was born in Conchali, Chile in 1999. She was Miss Universe Chile 2018 second runner-up before becoming Miss Universe Chile 2019.
- Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir, 19, Iceland
Þórhallsdóttir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland on January 9, 1999. She is the first woman of African descent to represent Iceland in Miss Universe.
- Thalía Olvino, 20, Venezuela
Olvino was born in Valencia, Venezuela on May 19, 1999. Miss Universe 2019 is her first ever international beauty pageant.
- Fabiana Hurtado, 21, Bolivia
Hurtado was born in San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia in 1998. Miss Universe 2019 is her first ever international beauty pageant.