04 Apr Miss World Bulgaria 2020 beauty pageant postponed due to COVID-19
The economic damage from the COVID-19 pandemic is already tangible. The most challenging crisis since World War II. Previously, the national contest Miss World Bulgaria 2020 is scheduled to run between May and July with different rounds in order to select the winners for Miss World and Miss Universe as well as the first, second and third runners-up for Miss Grand International, Miss Intercontinental and Top Model of the World finals. However, amid concerns over coronavirus, the organizers have decided to postpone the contest .
“This is a sensitive time when the whole country is making great effort to prevent COVID-19”, said Veneta Krasteva – National Director of Miss World and Miss Universe and Head of the “Miss World Bulgaria 2020 Organizing Committee”.“The Bok Star Models Org. is taking the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously, and the safety of our, contestants and titleholders remains our number one priority. I encourage you to take every precaution advised by your local health officials to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. The organization will still accept candidates’ registration but how and when the contest will be organized must base on the epidemic situation. We join the global community in prayer for those who continue to work to address the impacts of all these events” she added, referring to the global health crisis brought on by the coronavirus.
Since its inception from the year 1988 in Bulgaria, the contest Miss World Bulgaria has emerged as part of the world’s biggest beauty pageant titles and the first and only national brand, celebrating Bulgarian women’s beauty, spirit, lifestyle and talent worldwide.
“In this time of social distancing, it’s more important than ever to stay connected. That is why the Miss Universe Bulgaria Organisation, as a part of MUO, has launched a social media movement #UniverseUnited, to encourage community building and support of each other during this time of separation. While our current title holders are social distancing and might feel powerless to help, we wanted to provide them with an avenue to connect with Мiss Universe community of pageant fans, especially women, to continue to inspire, motivate and provide support. I know you have many questions about the coming months. We do, too. We promise we will do our best to keep you informed in this ever-changing situation. At this time, we are still planning on conducting the Miss World Bulgaria event in late October 2020. We will let you know once our location has been confirmed and finalized; and as details become available for our event. On a personal note, as I reflect on this time of crisis and the unsettling unknowns… What I have learned through all of these trying times of deep uncertainty аs a National Director of beauty contests is we are resilient and yes, there will be better days ahead. Wish everybody safe and sound health in these trying times of the coronavirus epidemic. Be well!”