The Miss Universe Malaysia 2021 pageant won’t be happening after all, despite initial plans to proceed when national auditions were held in April.
This morning (Tuesday, 17th August), the Miss Universe Malaysia Organization (MUMO) cited the 2 main reasons why they’ll be taking a step back this year.
The full statement from MUMO reads:
“We note the Miss Universe Organization’s decision to hold the 70th anniversary of the pageant in Eilat, Israel in December 2021.
Unfortunately, due to the worsening Covid-19 situation, which has resulted in limited international and domestic travel, we have been unable to hold our local Miss Universe Malaysia 2021 pageant.
We have therefore declined the invitation to this year’s pageant and regretfully would not be able to hold a local Miss Universe Malaysia pageant this year.
We wish all delegates the best of luck at the international competition, and look forward to participating again in the near future.”
To echo what netizens are saying, there’s also not enough time to organise a MUMO event in time.