Mr and Miss Supranational 2020 pageants postponed

Published August 1, 2020, 8:49 AM

by Robert Requintina

Two more international pageants have been postponed this year due to COVID-19 pandemic.

(via Robert Requintina / MANILA BULLETIN)

They are the 12th Miss Supranational beauty pageant and its male counterpart the 5th Mister Supranational contest which are usually held in December. Both competitions will instead be staged in 2021, according to Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski, President of the Miss and Mister Supranational Organization,

“Having our competitions during a global pandemic was never an option for us. It is not a risk that we are prepared to take and we do not feel 2020 is a good time for an international event with so many participating countries. Our number one priority is the health, safety and well-being of our contestants, therefore it was an easy decision to make;

“During the coming months, we will evaluate the situation in the world and consult with our broadcast partner to determine the best date for our next competitions. I want to reiterate that we will be back stronger than ever when we feel assured that it is possible to travel easily and safely and that the host country is safe, too,” said Lipinski.

Reigning Miss Supranational, Anntonia Porsild from Thailand, and Mister Supranational, Nate Crnkovich from the United States, will continue being the official ambassadors of the organization as their reigns are extended until the next competitions take place.

“We are very fortunate to have two exceptional title holders who have been gracious and understanding during this difficult year. I believe they deserve a longer reign and we hope to give them more opportunities when the world becomes more stable,” stated Lipinski.

“As some candidates have already been selected and more will be chosen in the coming months, we will use the extra time to highlight and feature the journey of each contestant in the running for the next Miss and Mister Supranational titles in greater depth than ever before. I hope that when our next competitions start, our Supra fans will have a clear knowledge and understanding of each candidate’s aspirations and how they aim to inspire others,” said Miss and Mister Supranational Creative Director, Andre Sleigh.

The Philippine search for the male and female delegates to the international competitions have been acquired by the Miss World Philippines Organization led by Arnold Vegafria.

Earlier, two other popular pageants – Miss World and Miss International – have been reset to 2021 because of the health pandemic.