(Atlanta, Ga) – Atlanta, GA has the international spotlight this weekend as the #MISSUNIVERSE2019 Pageant takes over the city! Tyler Perry Studios will host the live broadcast on Sunday, Dec. 8th at 7p airing on FOX, but the preliminary round got underway in downtown Atlanta.
Fans from all over the world watched 90 contestants from every corner of the globe compete in both the swimsuit and gown competition each representing her country and displaying her beauty in a unique way.
It’s a phenomenal group of women with some already advanced in their careers, speaking 4 and 5 different languages while others are barely 18 and in college. Everyone has a favorite, but all eyes seem to be on USA – Cheslie Kryst who presumably took the swimsuit round with her very defined six pack, Gazini Ganados – Philippines who looked like a gold statue in her gown, Ako Kamo – Japan and Zozibini Tunzi – South Africa who were both draped in culturally inspired gowns and Maëva Coucke – MISS France.
Minus a few falls and a 20-second sweep break the preliminary round went on without a hitch. The ladies, however, recovered nicely under the support of the crowd.
The Preliminary Round was hosted by the current MISS UNIVERSE Catriona Gray but the main event will see five-time Emmy® Award winner, and one of television’s favorite entertainers, Steve Harvey back once again to host.
Social media personality, model and Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo alongside actress and Miss Teen USA 1998 Vanessa Lachey will appear together as backstage hosts to take viewers behind-the-scenes interacting with the women participating in the competition. Musical guest Ally Brooke performs.
Who will take that $5Million dollar crown? Will the Philippines go back to back or will MISS USA be the true host country favorite?!