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Tyler Perry's New Studio to Host 2019 Miss Universe Pageant

The three-hour show, hosted by Steve Harvey for the fifth year, will be broadcast live on Telemundo and Fox on Dec. 8

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    Tyler Perry's New Studio to Host 2019 Miss Universe Pageant
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    Catriona Gray of the Philippines competes during the swimsuit portion of the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant in Bangkok on Dec. 17, 2018. Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Dec. 17 in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants.

    Tyler Perry's new Atlanta studio will host the 2019 Miss Universe competition, a major showcase for the sprawling complex built on a former Confederate army base.

    Tyler Perry Studios will host the televised competition in which women from more than 90 countries compete for the crown of Miss Universe. The three-hour show, hosted by Steve Harvey for the fifth year, will be broadcast live on Telemundo and Fox on Dec. 8.

    The show will end with reigning champion Catriona Gray of the Philippines crowning her successor.

    Perry opened his 330-acre (134-hectare) studio earlier this month. Its 12 soundstages are each named after seminal black actors and actresses.

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