Miss Universe pageant set

Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tuni will finally hand over the title and crown to her successor after a year-and-a-half as the competition has been scheduled for May 16 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida.

Miss Bahamas Universe (MBU) Shaunte Miller is hoping she will be the 69th female to hold the prestigious title. The event will be televised live.

Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization said in a press release that the organization has spent months planning a safe competition. It will follow similar guidelines as November’s 2020 Miss USA competition.

And that it’s still under consideration whether a limited audience will be permitted to watch in person.

The Miss Universe pageant was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After being crowned in September 2020 and a date for the international pageant up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Miller said whenever the Miss Universe pageant was held, her goal would be to show what it is to be a proud Bahamian who exemplifies a confidently beautiful woman of today’s world.

“I plan to show the universe what my small but mighty chain of islands has to offer,” the six-foot Miller told The Nassau Guardian two weeks after her win. And that from then that she planned to work diligently and intentionally to bring the crown home to a country filled with strong, resilient people that are most deserving of something to celebrate.

Miller captured the crown in a boutique screening during which contestants met with a panel of judges via Zoom, which provided a safe, physically distanced engagement structure. The young women moved through a three-stage judging process which included their platform pitch, swimwear and judges’ interview.

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Shavaughn Moss

Shavaughn Moss joined The Nassau Guardian as a sports reporter in 1989. She was later promoted to sports editor. Shavaughn covered every major athletic championship from the CARIFTA to Central American and Caribbean Championships through to World Championships and Olympics. Shavaughn was appointed as the Lifestyles Editor a few years later.

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