The Miss World Coronation Night Has Been Postponed

Miss World was supposed to crown its next winner today, December 17, 2021, but the coronation night has been postponed due to COVID-19.

According to the organizers in a statement, “After meeting with the virologists and medical experts hired to oversee the Miss World 2021 event and discussing with the Puerto Rico Health Department, the decision has been made by the organizers of the event to postpone the globally broadcast finale at the Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot within the next 90 days.”

This was due to additional positive cases of COVID-19.

Immediate quarantine was recommended, followed by observation and further testing. Once the contestants and staff are cleared by health officials and advisors, they will be allowed to go back to their home countries.

Julia Morley, CEO of Miss World Ltd., ended the statement with, “We are very excited and looking forward to the return of our contestants, who we have gotten to know and love, to compete for the Miss World crown in a safe environment.”

The Philippines’ representative is Tracy Maureen Perez. She won the “Head to Head” challenge and was one of the five outstanding advocacy projects in the fast track challenge, dubbed “Beauty with a Purpose.”

According to Miss World Philippines National Director Arnold Vegafria, Perez has tested negative for COVID-19 but will continue to take precautionary measures.

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