Miss World 2020 canceled due to pandemic

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30) - Miss World has cancelled this year’s pageant due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The management announced Thursday that the 70th edition of the pageant will be held instead in the latter part of 2021. The host country and venue will be confirmed soon, it added.

"We have made the decision to delay the 70th Miss World Final. Safety is paramount as we continue the fight against Covid 19 - We look forward to welcoming the Miss World family to our very special celebrations next year,” said Miss World chairperson and CEO Julia Morley in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

The local pageant, Miss World Philippines, also moved the contest to next year.

The current Miss World titleholder is Toni-Ann Singh from Jamaica.

Other international beauty pageants like Miss International also decided to cancel its 2020 edition due to the pandemic.