For five years, Steve Harvey had hosted Miss Universe as part of their deal with the FOX channel. Now that the said deal has ended, he will be replaced by Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo and Emmy award-winning producer/host Jeannie Mai Jenkins! The two will be hosting the 71st Miss Universe Telecast which will be streaming on the Roku Channel live from New Orleans on January 14, 7 p.m. ET. (January 15, 8 a.m. in PH time).
In an earlier Variety report, Miss Universe Organization CEO Amy Emmerich said that her goal was “to make sure we led with a female lens this next go-around.” Her vision seems to have come to light with the recent confirmation of Miss Universe 2022 coronation night hosts. “With Culpo as a successful former title holder and Jeannie’s work in redefining what it means to be a working mother, both women are true examples of the momentum the Miss Universe Organization is building,” the CEO reportedly said in a statement.
Joining the pair as backstage commentators for the coronation night are Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and American Ninja Warrior co-host and actress Zuri Hall.
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