The Top 10 Winners of Miss Universe 2021 Are Announced Live
The top ten winners of the 2021 Miss Universe Competition, which will be broadcast live from Eilat, Israel on Sunday, December 12,202 and is hosted by Steve Harvey, were announced.
Andrea Meza, Miss Universe 2020, revealed for the first time that she would become a Telemundo presenter after her reign as a global beauty queen ended.
Carson Kressley was joined by former Miss Universe Rina Mor-Goder, who hails from Israel, after the top ten were announced.
In 1976, she was the winner of the competition.
"I'm overjoyed that the Miss Universe Organization chose Israel, my hometown, to commemorate its 70th anniversary so that we can show you around our beautiful country," she said.
The following are the Miss Universe 2021 winners:
Following the swimsuit competition, host Steve Harvey announced the top ten finalists, which are listed below in the order in which they were announced:
The top 10 finalists competed in the evening gown category before the next round of winners were announced.
On November 30, 2021, Miss USA Elle Smith was crowned.
Smith, a Kentucky native, wrote on Instagram that she was "thrilled and honored" to win the title.
"I can't express my gratitude enough to everyone who has helped me along this journey," she wrote.
"Each and every comment, message, and prayer was taken into consideration."
"To the great state of Kentucky, you will have my heart forever," she added.
"Since I was crowned in May, you have believed in me and loved me, and there is no other state I would have wanted to represent on the Miss USA stage."
Eight Miss USAs have gone on to win Miss Universe since its inception.
Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe for the United States in 2013.
For years, the Miss Universe Organization had been considering Israel as a possible host country for the competition.
Miss Universe 2020, Andrea Meza of Mexico, will hand over her crown to her successor at the conclusion of the three-hour event, which was broadcast live on Fox in the United States and 160 countries and territories around the world.
"Israel has been on our shortlist of host countries for a number of years due to its rich history, beautiful landscapes, myriad of cultures, and appeal as a global tourist destination," the Miss Universe Organization's president, Paula M. Shugart, said in a press release.