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In first for Israel, Miss Universe pageant to be held in Eilat in December

Contestants congratulate new Miss Universe Catriona Gray, center, from the Philippines during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand on December 17, 2018.(AP/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Contestants congratulate new Miss Universe Catriona Gray, center, from the Philippines during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand on December 17, 2018.(AP/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Israel will host the 2021 Miss Universe pageant for the first time in December, the Tourism Ministry announces.

The pageant will be held in Eilat, the ministry says.

“We in Israel are delighted to host the 70th anniversary celebrations of the iconic Miss Universe pageant,” says Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov.

He adds: “I fully hope that in December we will be celebrating not only the new Miss Universe here in Israel, but most importantly, the end of the world pandemic. I wish all participants good health and good luck and I look forward to seeing you all soon.”

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