The 70th Miss Universe competition will take place in Eilat, Israel in December 2021, the organization announced on its social media accounts on July 20.

Steve Harvey will once again return as host. The three-hour event will broadcast live on Fox and Telemundo with reigning queen Andrea Meza will be crowning her successor just seven months after she was crowned as the 69th Miss Universe.

“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,” Miss Universe Organization president Paula Shugart said in a statement. “It became clear…that Israel has the best resources to host Miss Universe. We look forward to deepening our commitment to creating meaningful cultural conversation, connection and understanding through this partnership.”

“We in Israel are delighted to host the 70th anniversary celebrations of the iconic Miss Universe pageant,” said Israeli tourism minister Yoel Razvozov. “We have successfully faced the COVID-19 crisis head on, therefore, today we are among the first countries to host an international event,” he added. Missosology.Org