Miss Universe Puerto Rico organization to appoint representative for Miss Universe 2020 amidst covid-19 pandemic

22 Jul 2020 | Angelique Reyes

It was recently announced that the coronation ceremony of Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2020 has been postponed till 24th September 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country. The news was confirmed by Denise Quiñones, director of the franchise, and Clark Ivor, image director.

The director of Miss Universe Puerto Rico said that a special program will be held to crown the next Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2020 through WAPA TV (Channel 4). During the broadcast, there will be the official farewell to the Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2019 Madison Anderson and there will be surprises to be announced later.



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Quiñones explained that the organization has already notified all the pre-candidates that they have the alternative, if they wish, to continue representing their respective municipalities for 2021. The women who have decided to stay will have more time for training and preparation for next year's local pageant, which is estimated to be held in June 2021.

The director also mentioned that when the pandemic erupted Madison relocated to Orlando, Florida to be with her family and will return to Puerto Rico starting August, following all necessary safety measures and ready for new challenges.

Last Miss Universe Puerto Rico Madison Anderson represented Puerto Rico at Miss Universe 2019 and was adjudged as the first runner-up at the end of the event finale. She is one of the most successful beauty queens from Puerto Rico.