Miss World 2020 competition has been canceled due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This was confirmed through an official announcement sent by Miss World Chairman and CEO Julia Morley to the national directors.
The 70th edition of Miss World was supposed to be held in Thailand later this year. It has now been moved to the last quarter of 2021 to prioritize everyone’s safety from the risk of coronavirus infection.
“We have made the decision to delay the 70th Miss World Final. Safety is paramount as we continue the fight against [COVID-19]. We look forward to welcoming the Miss World family to our very special celebrations next year,” Miss World said in a statement.
The Miss World Organization has yet to announce the final date, host country and venue of the next competition.
Last year’s winner from Jamaica, Toni-Ann Singh is now set to take over Sweden’s Kicki Håkansson (Miss World 1951) as the longest-reigning Miss World in history.
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