Miss Universe 2021 officially names Filipinos Marian Rivera, Patrick Starrr as selection committee members

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Miss Universe 2021 officially names Filipinos Marian Rivera, Patrick Starrr as selection committee members
Fil-Am makeup sensation Patrick Starrr (top, left) and Filipino actress Marian Rivera (bottom, left) were among those announced as this year's selection committee members (right) by Miss Universe
Patrick Starrr, Marian Rivera via Instagram; Miss Universe via Instagram stories

MANILA, Philippines — 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. Must be one miry, merry experience.

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) also divulged the names of this year's selection committee on its Instagram stories. The seven-member panel is composed 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. Starrr hosted a roundtable discussion at the pageant's 2019 edition.

Pageant pages and fan sites have all given their respective predictions to their leaderboards. Some cite the same countries, while others picked different choices. But, whoever wins the 70th edition will wear the Power of Unity crown.

Featuring thousands of diamonds, it was designed and hand-crafted by Mouawad to carry with it a message that reflects the values of the Miss Universe Organization. The Power of Unity crown's natural motif of petals, leaves, and vines represent the community of women from around the world whose bonds unite them, and its shield-like centerpiece a reminder that we are stronger together than apart.


In a statement on social media, the Mouawad Brothers, co-guardians of the crown, said that, "We look forward to welcoming the next woman who will bring unique qualities to perpetuating the legacy of Miss Universe while creating a new, sparkling chapter in the journey of the Mouawad Power of Unity crown."

Catch the Miss Universe 2021 final show on December 13, 7:30 a.m. (Philippine time) on the A2Z Kapamilya channel. Stay tuned for more updates in the days leading to the much-awaited coronation night. 

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