The 70th edition of Miss Universe will take place in Eilat, Israel in December 2021. Steve Harvey, 64, is expected to make his comeback as the host.
Mario Lopez, 47, and Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, 29, hosted Miss Universe 2020. Harvey hosted the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions.
Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza, 26, of Mexico was crowned on May 16, 2021. After she crowns her successor in December 2021, she will be the Miss Universe titleholder with the shortest reign.
In August 2021, it was confirmed that there will be no candidates from Laos and Malaysia for Miss Universe 2021 due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here are the confirmed candidates: