Tyler Perry’s new Atlanta studio has been announced as the venue for the 2019 Miss Universe competition.
According to US News, women from more than 90 countries will storm the venue on Sunday, December 8, 2019, to compete for the crown of Miss Universe at the show which will be aired live from Tyler Perry Studios. The beauty contest will end with the reigning champion Catriona Gray of the Philippines crowning her successor. Back in October, Tyler Perry had a grand opening for his $250 million studios with 800 guests including A-list stars like Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Tiffany Haddish and Stacey Abrams.
The 134-hectare (330-acre) studio which once served as a Confederate army base is one of the largest in the US. Tyler Perry Studios has 12 soundstages, each named after seminal black actors and actresses, including Cicely Tyson, Whoopi Goldberg, Diahann Carroll, Will Smith, and Denzel Washington. The complex is larger than Paramount, Warner Bros and Walt Disney’s Burbank studios combined. Perry is the first African American to own a studio outright — no corporation or partners are involved in the venture.