Urvashi Rautela, Marian Rivera and Patrick Starrr among other panelists for Miss Universe 2021

07 Dec 2021 | Camilla Suarez

The Miss Universe organization has kickstarted the celebrations for the 70th edition of the international pageants as the delegates have been enjoying the scenic beauty of Jerusalem. Upon arriving in Eilat from their pilgrims tours in Jerusalem, the Miss Universe candidates went down and dirty on the banks of the Red Sea, sampling the sulfuric mud on their bodies for its therapeutic and beautifying effects. The divas have been involved in the promotional photoshoots and pre-pageant challenges and activities.

While the excitement for this year’s production keeps brewing, the organization has also divulged the names of this year’s selection committee. The panel composes of Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, Coco Rocha, Tali Eshkoli, Lyrica Okano, Daniel Rubino, Filpino-American makeup vlogger Patrick Starrr, and Filipino actress Marian Rivera-Dantes and Indian actress Urvashi Rautela.



Among these, India’s Urvashi Rautela, Philippines’ Marian Rivera and Patrick Starrr have been the most hyped names. Former Miss Universe India 2015 joining the panel has put her fans in a state of ecstasy. Urvashi was unplaced at Miss Universe 2015 but has achieved great success as an actress and has been representing her country internationally over past many years.

Another exciting name among the panelists is of Marian Rivera, who confirmed the news in a video post. “It’s not often that you get an opportunity to be part of an important occasion around the world, where people come together, and of course, you’re carrying the flag of our country. So for me, it’s a great honor, which is why I accepted it wholeheartedly,” she shared.

She isn’t the first Filipina to be part of Miss Universe’s selection committee – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach judged the pageant in 2017, and Broadway actress Lea Salonga judged in 2011. While on the other hand, Patrick Starrr returns to the pageant as he hosted a roundtable discussion at the pageant's 2019 edition.

Miss Universe 2021, the 70th edition of Miss Universe, will be held on held on 12th December 2021 in Eilat, Israel. Andrea Meza of Mexico will crown her successor at the end of the event finale as eighty stunning beauties will compete at the most coveted pageant in the world.