The president of the Miss and Mister Supranational Organization, Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski, has officially announced on Friday, July 31 that the 2020 Supranational competitions are canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“Having our competitions during a global pandemic was never an option for us. It is not a risk that we are prepared to take and we do not feel 2020 is a good time for an international event with so many participating countries. Our number one priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our contestants, therefore it was an easy decision to make,” he said in an official statement.
The organization promised to be back stronger than ever. Annually scheduled for December, the 12th edition of Miss Supranational and 5th edition of Mister Supranational will now take place in 2021.
“We will use the extra time to highlight and feature the journey of each contestant in the running for the next Miss and Mister Supranational titles in greater depth than ever before. I hope that when our next competitions start, our Supra fans will have a clear knowledge and understanding of each candidate’s aspirations and how they aim to inspire others,” says Creative Director, Andre Sleigh.
Last year’s winners, Miss Supranational 2019 Anntonia Porsild from Thailand and Mister Supranational 2019 Nate Crnkovich from the USA, will continue being the official ambassadors of the organization until the next competitions take place.
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