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COIVD-19 Forces Miss World 2021 Postponement

Saint Lucians will have to wait a further 90 days to cheer on Tyler Theophane at the Miss World 2021 as the organizers have had to temporarily postpone its global broadcast finale in Puerto Rico due to health and safety interests of contestants, staff, crew and the general public.

According to an official statement on the franchise’s social media platforms, “after meeting with the virologists and medical experts hired to oversee the Miss World 2021 event and discussing with the Puerto Rico Health Department, the decision has been made by the organizers of the event to postpone the globally broadcast finale at the Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot to be held within the next 90 days.”

The statement continued saying that as of yesterday, additional safety measures were implemented in the best interest of the contestants, production team and spectators, understanding that the event increased risks on the stage and in the dressing room. However, after additional positive cases were confirmed this morning after consulting with health officials and experts, the postponement decision was made.

The medical experts confirmed that the next step is immediate quarantine, pending observation and further testing according to best practices in situations like this.”Once and only when contestants and staff are cleared by health officials and advisors, will contestants and related staff return to their home countries.”

“We are very much looking forward to the return of our contestants, (who we have grown to know and love), to compete for the Miss World crown” said Julia Morley, CEO of Miss World Ltd. Puerto Rico offers a safe environment and a spectacular backdrop for filming the Miss World Festival !”

Saint Lucia is proudly represented by Miss Tyler Theophane.

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