The Miss Universe organization has announced that it will have an all-female crew in this year’s pageant. That means that the hosts, commentators and judges are all women. So say goodbye to the iconic Steve Harvey as he will be replaced by Jeannie Mai Jenkins and Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo.
Jeannie started as a commentator back in 2011 and since then she uttered some of the memorable comments at Miss Universe including “yellow is the color of joy and celebration” and describing every red gown as “Jessica Rabbit like gown”. At one point, Missosology questioned her usefulness since she has been recycling her comments every year. [READ – OPINION :: Has Jeannie Mai outlived her purpose at Miss Universe and Miss USA?]
Olivia Culpo meanwhile served as a Miss Universe judge in 2015, backstage correspondent in 2019 and as a host in 2020. The latter stint was largely criticized due to her lackluster energy and facial expressions that resulted in numerous online memes.
Meanwhile, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and “Emmy award winning television personality, “American Ninja Warrior” co-host and “Access Hollywood” correspondent Zuri Hall will serve as backstage commentators.
The 71st edition of Miss Universe will be held at New Orleans Morial Convention Center on January 14. A total of 84 contestants from around the world will vie for the crown.