The time has come to crown a new Miss Universe 2021.
80 women from around the country will gather to compete for the most-coveted crown, which will take place on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 7 pm ET (Monday, Dec. 13, 7 am, Philippine time), at the Universe Arena in Eilat, Israel.
The pageant will be available to watch live on A2Z channel 11 in the Philippines starting 7:30 am. It can also be streamed live via the Lazada PH app for those in the Philippines or the Miss Universe YouTube Channel for the rest of the world.
The Miss Universe pageant will also have a same day replay on A2Z at 11 pm and will be shown on ABS-CBN cable channels Kapamilya Channel and Metro Channel, and streaming platform iWantTFC on later dates.
Those who wish to catch the show in-person, can get their tickets from Leann. Tickets start at ISL600 to ISL2,500 (~P9,742.76 to P40,594.85).
All guests must be fully vaccinated and must be able to present their Israeli Green Pass (foreign and local) to enter the show.
Steve Harvey would return to host the 2021 edition of the prestigious pageant. His 24-year-old daughter Lori will also be joining him at the pageant as one of the 9 selection committee members.
"This is my sixth time hosting the Miss Universe competition and it is always a highlight of my year. Each show I'm in awe of the smart, fiery, and talented women who take the stage," Steve tells PEOPLE. "I continue to champion this show and participate, not only as a host but as a producer, to show the world what you can do, if you put your mind to it."
"I'm so blessed I get to share this experience with my own daughter this year, who embodies that ideal every day," he adds.
The other members of the selection committee include actress Marian Rivera, former Miss Universe Iris Mittinaere, supermodel Adriana Lima, former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, entertainment host Adamari Lopez, former Miss Universe and Israeli lawyer Rina Mor Goder, actress Rena Sofer; and Bollywood actress Urbashi Rautela.
Additionally, multi-platinum artist JoJo will be performing at the competition, as with Israeli singer Noa Kirel.
The preliminary competition will be held on Friday, Dec. 10 (Saturday, Dec. 11 1-4 am, with replays on the same day from 8-11 am and 2-5 pm exclusively on LazLive and Lazada Philippines’ Facebook and Twitter pages), where the preliminary judges will select the top 16 semifinalists for the competition. The semifinalists will be announced during the finals.
The Miss Universe 2020 was won by Miss Mexico Andrea Meza. Beatrice Luigi Gomez is the country’s delegate in this year’s Miss Universe contest.