The Miss Universe contestants modeled clothes at Haboydem, a secondhand clothing store and women’s rehabilitation center that shines a spotlight on social projects in Jerusalem.
POP CULTURE AFFAIRS: While Americans enjoyed the pageant after dinner in prime time, the gathered live audience had to pull an all-nighter to see and support their favorite contestants.
Movers and shakers in Israeli society.
Contestants participated in a series of competitions including swimsuit, evening-wear and rounds of questions.
The event, attended by women from areas of real estate, food or hi-tech, and was designed to show Israelis the real beauty of the state through women's rights activism.
Israel’s Tourism Ministry worked to pour in a lot of money and effort into making this production high quality. But for the government, there’s another focus as well.
The 2018 Eurovision winner cited her dislike of judging women by their body size, height, and weight as her reason for turning down the invitation to perform.
The Miss Universe pageant will take place on December 12 in Eilat and will be broadcast around the world.
The King Abdulaziz Festival for camels began earlier this month, but some contestants for the most beautiful camel have already been disqualified for cheating.
Colón told the story of her great-grandfather to her fellow Miss Universe 2021 contestants.