LIVE UPDATES: 69th Miss Universe 2020 Coronation

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The 69th Miss Universe pageant is airing LIVE at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on Sunday evening, May 16 (E.T.). 

Note: For those confused about the 2020 pageant being held in 2021, the pageant had been postponed due to COVID, according to Newsweek.

Representing the Philippines is the 24-year-old Rabiya Mateo. 

Equipped with her beauty and determination, Mateo sets her eyes at the crown and to become the country’s fifth Miss Universe crown after Catriona Gray (2018), Pia Wurtzbach (2015), Margie Moran (1973), and Gloria Diaz (1969).



Will she make it? Stay tuned!

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Congratulations, Miss Mexico Andrea Meza!

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4th Runner Up: Dominican Republic (Kimberly Jimenez)

3rd Runner Up: India (Adline Castelino)




2nd Runner Up: Peru (Janick del Castillo)

1st Runner Up: Brazil (Julia Gama)

Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi took on the stage with the TOP 5 contestants

Final Statement: Peru

On climate change

It is our collective responsibility to start taking action in order to save our planet. Just by the little by little, we can start making a difference. Little by little, by recycling, by teaching young generations about taking care of our beautiful, beautiful earth, we are just here for one time and this is the time that we have to start taking care of it. Thank you.

Janick Maceta del Castillo, Peru

Final Statement: Dominican Republic

On global poverty

(As translated) During this pandemic, my country Dominican Republic, has risen to 23% poverty rate. For me, being able to be in front of you guys representing Dominican Republic, that makes me incredibly proud that it will help my tourism and us as human beings that we have to realize there are so many people out there that need our help and we can overcome anything. Thank you.

Kimberly Jimenez, Dominican Republic

Final Statement: Brazil

On mental health

Mental health is still a very stigmatized topic and it keeps us from giving the right assistance to those in need. So may we all tonight remember to normalize conversations about anxiety or depression because we all hurt sometimes and we don’t need to face it alone. May we all come together because togetherness is our strength and together we can overcome anything. So let’s support each other and let’s share empathy. Thank you.

Julia Gama, Brazil

Final Statement: India

On free speech and the right to protest

The right to protest. We’ve seen many protests in the recent days especially, I want to point out the protests that women have made throughout the years with equal rights. Until today, we lack in them because protests help us raise our voice against what’s happening against inequality, it helps minorities in any democracy to raise their voice. So the protests is very important but what’s not important is when you use it because with every right comes a responsibility so use it with power. Thank you.

Adline Castelino, India

Final Statement: Mexico

On changing beauty standards

(As translated) We live in a society that more and more is more in advanced, and as we advanced as a society we’ve also advanced with stereotypes. Nowadays beauty isn’t only the way we look, for me beauty radiates not only in our spirit but in our hearts, and the way that we conduct ourselves. Never permit someone to tell you you are not valuable.

Andrea Meza, Mexico

A heartfelt message from Miss Peru

TRANSCRIPT: What would you say to the women watching tonight who are currently experiencing sexual or domestic abuse?

I will tell them that I admire their strength, and that they’re survivors and that I’ve been there too. I became the hero of my own story. That’s why I advocate to save little girls from being victims. They are survivors, they are heroes. They have the power, and don’t ever, ever make anyone silence your voice. 

Janick Maceta del Castillo, Peru

Bravo, Miss Dominican Republic!

TRANSCRIPT: The night she won Miss Universe, Zozi Tunzi explained the importance of teaching leadership to young girls. How would you do that as Miss Universe?

Good night, thank you for the question. I come from a family completely filled with women, of which have propelled me to help them today. Working with my non-profit Niños de Cristo, I understand that I don’t need a title to help others and to be able to support them. Thank you.

Kimberly Jimenez, Dominican Republic

Check out Miss Brazil’s moving answer

TRANSCRIPT: Women are still considered incapable of becoming world leaders. Convince these countries that they are wrong.

Women are such an important part of this society, and just because we are not encouraged in the same way that men are, we have our potential wasted. The world needs women’s contributions because we came for some reason, and I invite every woman to understand that we are the leaders of our lives. And yes, we can do a lot for our communities. So, please, take your power!

Julia Gama, Brazil

A powerful answer from Miss India

TRANSCRIPT: Should countries lock down due to COVID-19, despite the strain on their economies, or should they open their borders and risk a potential increase in infection rates?

Good evening universe. Coming from India and witnessing what India is experiencing right now, I have realized something very important that nothing is more important than the health of your loved ones. You have to draw a balance between economy and health, and that can only happen when the government works with the people hand in hand and produces something that will work with the economy. Thank you.

Adline Castelino, India

Q & A is here. First up, Miss Mexico!

TRANSCRIPT: If you were the leader of your country, how would you have handled the COVID-19 pandemic?

I believe there is no perfect way to handle this hard situation such as COVID-19, but I believe what I would have done is to create the lockdown even before everything was that big, because we lost so many lives and we cannot afford that. We have to take care of our people, that’s why I would’ve taken care of them since the beginning.

Andrea Meza, Mexico

Mexico, India, Brazil, Dominican Republic, and Peru made it to the TOP 5

All 94 contestants show off their stunning evening gowns

Myanmar is the National Costume winner.

‘We are proud of you!’ Mateo ends her Miss U journey

Here’s the complete rundown of the TOP 10 contestants:

  1. Jamaica
  2. Dominican Republic
  3. India
  4. Peru
  5. Australia
  6. Puerto Rico
  7. Thailand
  8. Costa Rica
  9. Mexico
  10. Brazil

Mateo in her bright yellow swim wear

Philippines’ Mateo made it to TOP 21 finalists

Here’s the complete rundown of semi-finalists:

  1. Colombia
  2. Peru
  3. Australia
  4. France
  5. Myanmar
  6. Jamaica
  7. Mexico
  8. Dominican Republic
  9. USA
  10. Indonesia
  11. Argentina
  12. India
  13. Curaçao
  14. Puerto Rico
  15. Philippines
  16. Brazil
  17. Great Britain
  18. Nicaragua
  19. Thailand
  20. Costa Rica
  21. Vietnam (Fan vote)

The 69th Miss Universe pageant is LIVE


Blayce helped launch WhatALife! Blog in late May 2019, publishing trendy lifestyle and entertainment articles, local and international news reports, as well as inspiring feature stories of successful individuals hailing from Cagayan de Oro City. A jack-of-all-trades, she is a part-time gamer, occasional guitar player, and a zombie-genre fanatic.

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