Klerksdorp Record, website - Contestants from 74 countries and territories – including South Africa’s Natasha Joubert – will compete for the Miss Universe title at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Hollywood, Florida, in the US.
Reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa will crown her successor at the end of the event.
South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Tebow (Nel-Peters – Miss Universe 2017) will serve as an expert analyst. American rapper Pitbull will perform.
South Africa is hoping for a back-to-back win.
You can view the pageant live from 02:00-05:00 on Monday morning 17 May or catch the repeat on DSTV channel 103 at 21:30 on Monday.