Ticket details about the Miss Universe 2020 pageant are now out! The long-awaited beauty pageant is scheduled to happen on May 16, 2021 (U.S. time), at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
On April 14, Instagram page Miss U Updates revealed the two available packages to those who are planning to watch the grand coronation night live.
The full caption reads: "There are two different packages (shown in the 3rd slide) : IVY - The Fan Experience ($999 per person) and DIAMOND - The Ultimate VIP experience ($2499 per person). And you can only buy in batches of 2 or 4, not one ticket only! Plus taxes on that! (check out the last slide for a screenshot of my friend’s bill)."
The Ivy Fan Experience package—which costs $999 or around 49,000 pesos, tax excluded—comes with premium seating, a ticket to the VIP Kick-Off Party, a Virtual Q and A, a ticket to a dress rehearsal, and a swag bag.
Meanwhile, those who'll get the Diamond Package, which is worth $2,400 or around 121,000 pesos with tax excluded, will get the full-VIP experience.
The package includes premium lounge-style seating; entrance to the VIP Kick-Off Party; tickets to the national costume, preliminary, and finals; meet and greet, and interview with the reigning Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi; and a photo with the new Miss Universe.
Pageant vlogger Adam Genato told PEP.ph in a short chat via Instagram's direct message, the swab tests are also included in the packages, according to a source in the U.S. However, the pageant requires a minimum of two tickets for those planning to watch the show live.
The total cost of watching the 69th edition of Miss Universe live can cost so much more as lodging fees are yet to be added to the ticket price. VIPs and sponsors had early access to the pageant's tickets. Regular tickets will be available to the public in the coming days.
In a previous interview with PEP.ph, U.S.-based Pinay businesswoman Olivia Quido-Co, one of the sponsors of the Philippine participation in the event, revealed there will be a live audience during the grand coronation night, but it will be limited to only 25 percent of the venue's total capacity.
Olivia, also known as Miss O, shared some of the strict protocols that will be implemented by the Miss Universe Organization. "We will be placed in a bubble sa hotel. We will be there, ako siguro, May 16 yung event, I will be there on May 10th sa Florida.
"And then, ang sabi nila, the moment we arrive sa hotel, isa-swab test na nila kami. And then, after the swab test, we will be placed in our hotel room. Hindi kami palalabasin until the next day na malaman namin 'yung results." According to Olivia, everyone will dine inside their rooms and meet all the delegates the next day.
So given the chance, will you cop a ticket to see the pageant live?
* This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.