How to watch Miss Universe 2020 national costume show and what to expect

Rabiya Mateo (©Miss Universe Philippines)
Rabiya Mateo (©Miss Universe Philippines)

The Miss Universe 2020 national costume show is expected to be a spectacular one despite the absence of the big crowd due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is technically the first big event held in 2021 by any of the four biggest international beauty pageants namely Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss World.

We are three days away from the coronation of Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi‘s successor! Before we meet the new queen, the 74 candidates vying for the title will exhibit their national costumes for an hour.

Beauty pageants currently in the Philippines can watch the Miss Universe 2020 national costume show live via the Lazada PH app. Founded by Maximilian Bittner and Rocket Internet and based in Downtown Core, Singapore, Lazada is one of the sponsors of Miss Universe 2020.

The other sponsors are Sherri Hill, Mouawad, The Guitar Hotel, Olivia Quido Skincare, Jojo Bragais, Ema Savahl, InvisiSmart, iQIYI, Carnival, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and the City of Hollywood, Broward County, Florida, United States. Located in Hollywood, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is the venue of all Miss Universe 2020 events.

Hosted by Tunzi and Nick Teplitz, the Miss Universe 2020 national costume show will start at 8:00 p.m. ET on May 13, 2021. It will be streamed live on the official YouTube channel of Miss Universe, which will be available in all countries except the Philippines.


Expect Klára Vavrušková, 21, of Czech Republic, Sunniva Frigstad, 20, of Norway and Bianca Lorena Tirsin, 22, of Romania to keep it minimalistic. Here is a sneak peek:


It will not be a Miss Universe national costume show without flowers and colors. Kimberly Jimenez, 23, of Dominican Republic, Ivonne Cerdas, 27, of Costa Rica, Ana Marcelo, 24, of Nicaragua and Andrea Meza, 26, of Mexico are among those who will feed our eyes with flowers and colors:


Some candidates will simply wear their respective national dresses with minimal or without ornaments. Among them are Nguyen Tran Khanh Van, 25, of Vietnam, Park Ha Ri, 24, of South Korea and Reth Sarita, 25, of Cambodia.

Then there are those who will bring the game to a higher level by pulling off elaborate, big, heavy and flamboyant costumes. Most of them, if not all, did not reveal their respective costumes prior to the show including Christina Lasasimma, 27, of Laos, Thuzar Wint Lwin, 21, of Myanmar, Nova Stevens, 27, of Canada, Rabiya Mateo, 24, of the Philippines and Amanda Obdam, 27, of Thailand.

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