Tyler Perry's Atlanta studio to host Miss Universe 2019

2019-11-04 12:08
Tamaryn Green
Catriona Gray of the Philippines and Tamaryn Green of South Africa. (Photo: Getty Images)

Cape Town - Miss Universe has announced Atlanta Georgia as this year's host city.

The official Miss Universe Instagram account released a statement confirming the location, writing: "The 2019 Miss Universe competition is heading to Atlanta, GA, USA. The show airs live from Tyler Perry Studios December 8th on Fox TV, additionally in Spanish on Telemundo." 

25-year-old public relations graduate Zozibini Tunzi will represent the country on the global stage next month.    

The Instagram account Miss Universe Updates also released a copy of the ten-day itinerary. 

Contestants are reportedly arriving between 18 and 19 November and departing on 9 December. 

Atlanta has not previously hosted Miss Universe or a similar international pageant. 

Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray from the Philippines, who was a judge at Miss South Africa 2019, will crown her successor at the prestigious beauty pageant, 

In 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Miss Universe in Las Vegas, and the following year Tamaryn Green was announced as runner-up in Thailand.