An emotional new Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray reacts to a well-wisher as she arrives for a grand homecoming two months after winning the crown in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Gray, in describing herself before and after winning the title said she was "driven" to win the crown and now has a 'responsibility' as a reigning beauty queen. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) Image Credit: AP

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

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

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.

Harvey is currently in the UAE for the ongoing Sharjah International Book Fair.