Cuba has confirmed that this year it will send a candidate to the famous Miss Universe beauty pageant, after 57 years without having a presence in the important event. The news was announced through social networks, where the franchise announced that the Miss Universe Cuba will soon take place.

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Almost six decades have passed without Cuba having a woman representing the country in Miss Universe; This year that absence will end with a candidate who will be chosen soon. The Caribbean island will hold its own contest and will choose the most qualified woman to be the first Miss Cuba of the last half century.

After 57 years of absence, Cuba is ready to make its long-awaited return to the Miss Universe stage. The news has generated great excitement throughout the island, as Cuban women prepare to show their beauty and elegance to the world. Under the leadership of Thai businesswoman Anne Jakrajutatip, who has expressed her admiration for Cuban culture, The Miss Universe Cuba Organization is ready to hold a pageant that celebrates the uniqueness and charm of Cuban women“reads the statement.

How will Miss Universe Cuba be held?

The Miss Universe franchise reported that the renowned Venezuelan designer Prince Julio César Cruz is in charge of Miss Universe Cuba and that the pageant will take place in Florida, United States, a place that hosts a large part of the Cuban diaspora.

The Miss Universe Cuba contest has already opened its registrations. The candidates can be women between 18 and 28 years old born or naturalized in Cuba, Cubans residing in the United States or Americans with Cuban roots, so a large call for candidates is expected through the official page of the contest.

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“It’s your time to shine! The Miss Universe Cuba Organization invites you to register and become the next ambassador of Cuban beauty on the Miss Universe stage. As part of the prestigious pageant, you will have the opportunity to represent Cuba to the world and show your grace, elegance and talent,” they added on the official website.

In the end, it is expected that there will be 20 candidates selected to participate in the Miss Universe Cuba, a contest from which a winner will emerge with the crown to represent the island in the expected Miss Universe.

Why didn’t Cuba participate in Miss Universe 57 years ago?

Cuba’s participation in Miss Universe It was banned by Fidel Castro in 1960., pointing out that this type of beauty contest promoted the bourgeoisie and frivolity. Despite this, the country had its respective representative through the Miss Cuba Libre movement between 1961 and 1967, but later the official presence disappeared.

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It is expected that, with the help of Venezuelan Prince Julio César Cruz, who was appointed by the organization as director of Miss Universe Cuba for the years 2024, 2025 and 2026, Havana’s presence in the beauty pageant will be maintained.

When is Miss Universe 2024?

This year the 73rd edition of Miss Universe will take place in Mexico, the country chosen to host the beauty pageant. The date that was officially announced for Miss Universe 2024 is September 28, 2024.


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