Miss Universe denies reports on Saudi Arabia’s selection in 2024 competition

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Miss Universe Organization has addressed the recent reports claiming the participation of a contestant representing Saudi Arabia in this year’s competition.

The organization has categorically stated that no selection process has been conducted in Saudi Arabia, and any such claims are false and misleading.

The selection of contestants to represent their respective countries in the Miss Universe competition is a rigorous process that adheres strictly to our policies and guidelines.

Each country’s selection is carried out in accordance with established criteria and regulations, ensuring fairness and transparency in the selection of participants, it explained.

“As we prepare for the upcoming edition of the Miss Universe contest in Mexico, we are proud to announce that we will welcome over 100 contestants from various nationalities round the world. we are committed to showcasing diversity and inclusivity on our global stage, celebrating the beauty and talents of women from all walks of life,” the official press release announced.

While Saudi Arabia is not yet among those countries fully confirmed participating this year, the organization is currently undergoing a rigorous vetting process qualifying a potential candidate to be awarded the franchise and assigned national director to represent. Saudi Arabia will not have this opportunity to join our prestigious pageant until this is final and confirmed by the approval committee.

Miss Universe Organization also added that, “We look forward to a successful and exciting edition of Miss Universe in Mexico, and we extend our best wishes to all the contestants as they prepare to embark on this incredible journey.”

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