A seventy-year-long tradition of holding the Miss Israel beauty contest will end in the coming year as it has been announced that there will be no contest this year.
Due to this, there will be no contestants representing Israel at the upcoming Miss Universe contest, which will take place in the United States in January and be held in Los Angeles.
This Year’s Pageant Will Not Include Miss Israel In Its Lineup
As a result, the Miss Israel pageant released a statement saying it would not participate in the contest. The Miss Israel pageant was founded in 1952.
According to The Times of Israel, the local media announced the decision on Sunday, with the publication reporting that there are divergent opinions in the country regarding the relevance of beauty pageants in 2022.
Earlier this year, the Israeli resort city of Eilat hosted the event, where Indian Harnaaz Sandhu won the world title. This announcement was made a year after the pageant in an Israeli resort city in the south.
The Contest Seems To Be Shallow In The Eyes Of Miss Israel
Miss Israel 2019 winner told Israel’s Radio 103FM on Friday that the competition offers many tools to those selected. She added that she had given lectures to young people since winning and has found a group that focuses on financial education for youth.
As far as she is concerned, even though the competition still could be improved, for example, by removing the swimsuit segment, the main point is that the competition provides women with a platform and a place where they can demonstrate leadership, initiate, and be themselves, instead of simply discussing beauty.
A video on the Channel 12 website, posted by Sivan Klein, the 2003 winner, stated that she supported the decision to cancel the contest. “Queen Elizabeth has died, and now the beauty queen contest is buried,” she said in a statement. “It asks smart questions of smart women in a bikini. It places a crown on the head and, at the same time, a ceiling,” she explained further.
As Of Next Year, Married Women And Mothers Will Be Accepted Into The Miss Universe Competition
A significant change was made to Miss Universe’s selection process. This was announced when it announced in August that it was making one of the most significant changes to the way it selects contestants.
As of next year, married women and mothers will be able to participate in the annual competition. It used to be that only single women over the age of 18 who did not have children or who were not married or had been married could apply for the scholarship.
The revised rules will not be in place for the 71st Miss Universe pageant, which is postponed until January 14. This is because preliminary pageants have already been held, and the final pageant is still scheduled for January 14.
The rescheduled date also means we are likely to see two Miss Universe pageants next year – one in January to crown the winner of Miss Universe 2022 and another later in the year to crown the winner of Miss Universe 2023.
As a result of the announcement, the reign of the current Miss Universe Sandhu has been effectively extended. Despite this, Zozibini Tunzi, who held the role for the longest time in 2019, is now the longest-reigning Miss Universe.
As far as Miss Israel is concerned, she will not participate in the competition. There are expected to be around 90 countries taking part in Miss Universe 2022, according to the organizers. Before the pageant, there will be a final reveal of the number.