The Miss Universe presents 90 contestants from 90 different countries. The ninety countries that participated include Albania, Argentina, Aruba, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Cayman Islands, China, Costa Rica, Curacao, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Georgia, Great Britain, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, Guam, Haiti, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Honduras, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Namibia, Malta, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sierra Leone, Slovak Republic, Spain, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, US Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Tanzania, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam. Out of these 90 countries, 20 of them qualified for the final round. And just a winner is needed with two runners-up.
Ninety contestants competed for the title of Miss Universe 2019, and each of these contestants represented their home country. The 90 contestants that competed have each already won their national-level pageants in order to be a part of the Miss Universe competition. The first phase of the competition was on Friday, December 6, which was the preliminaries, and the top 20 were announced at the finals of the Miss Universe event on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
At the end of the event, Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa was crowned Miss Universe by her predecessor, Catriona Gray of the Philippines. Madison Anderson of Puerto Rico was the first runner up, and Sofía Aragón of Mexico was the second runner up of 2019 Miss Universe pageant.