Dubai will soon host the world's first-ever Miss Universe UAE, and expat residents can also register!
7 October 2021| Last updated on 7 October 2021
Pictured: Miss Universe 2020 winner - Andrea Meza of Mexico.
30 UAE resident finalists will be chosen to compete to represent the Emirates for this year's Miss Universe competition.
Each year, thousands of young women around the world participate to try and win the title of Miss Universe. For the first time ever, a future Miss Universe could be from the UAE!
Dubai will soon host the first-ever Miss Universe UAE, set to take place this November 7 at La Perle in Al Habtoor City.
The official winner of Miss Universe UAE will go on to compete on the global stage at the 70th edition of Miss Universe, soon to be held this December 2021. She will be working with appointed members of the Miss Universe UAE council to prepare to win the international crown.
How to apply for Miss Universe UAE
Interested in becoming the first Miss Universe UAE, and potentially be the next Miss Universe? Here's how you can kickstart your journey.
Who can apply for Miss Universe UAE?
- Women of any nationality.
- Must be between the ages of 18-28.
- Must be a UAE resident for at least three years, whether Emirati or expat.
Online applications and casting for Miss Universe UAE starts from Thursday 7th of October through missuniverseuae.com
Those selected few will be called for an in-person casting on October 15. Only 30 applicants will advance to the official Miss Universe UAE pageant from October 20 to October 30, and the final live show on November 7.
30 women will compete in several pageant activities, including runway challenges, photoshoots and commercial shoots, evening gowns, preliminary activewear, and a close door panel interview.
Who are the Miss Universe UAE council members?
The members of the Miss Universe UAE council are:
- Josh Yugen, President and National Director
- Alaf Meky, Head of Charities and Philanthropy
- Zel Ali, Head of Compassion and Empowerment
- Sharihan Al Mashary, Head of Communications
- Maggie Wilson, Creative Consultant
- Furne Amato, Head of Creatives, Fashion and Design
Miss Universe 2021 stands as the world's biggest annual beauty pageant and will be held in Israel this year.
The 2020 crown was won by Ms. Andrea Meza of Mexico and was held in Florida, USA.