Over 80 Miss Universe 2023 hopefuls took the stage in El Salvador for the pageant’s preliminaries, showcasing their grace in evening gowns and swimsuits. The Jose Adolfo Pineda National Gymnasium in San Salvador was brimming with energy as the delegates entered. The Latin American contestants stole the show, drawing thunderous applause from the crowd. Isabella Garcia-Manzo, a local favorite, received overwhelming support, while Nepali representative Jane Garrett won hearts with her empowering stance on body positivity.
Among the crowd favorites for Miss Universe 2023 were Nicaragua’s Sheynnis Palacios, Honduras’ Zuheilyn Clemente, Guatemala’s Michelle Cohn, and Chile’s Celeste Viel.
The inclusion of transgender representatives from Portugal and the Netherlands, Marina Machete and Rikkie Kolle, added a poignant touch to the event. Following the dazzling evening dress parade, the announcement of the ten silver semi-finalists set hearts racing. These ten exceptional women, from Angola, Brazil, Chile, Lebanon, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe, are set to vie for the coveted Miss Universe crown at the final gala on Nov. 28.
Notably, Miss Universe 2023 will be broadcast live on the USA Network for the United States but will also be simulcast on Telemundo Internacional for Latin American audiences. However, this year’s Miss Universe pageant has special significance as it marks groundbreaking changes in the organization’s history, highlighting a commitment to progress and inclusivity. Breaking barriers at the upcoming Miss Universe competition are Maria Camila Avella Montañez from Colombia and Michelle Cohn from Guatemala, who will be the first mothers and married women to compete in the pageant.
Maria Camila Avella Montañez from Colombia and Michelle Cohn from Guatemala’s participation marks a significant shift, challenging stereotypes and reshaping the perception of being a Miss Universe contestant. Also, Rikkie Valerie Kollé from the Netherlands and Marina Machete from Portugal will make history as the second and third trans women to take part in Miss Universe, following in the footsteps of Angela Ponce, who represented Spain in 2018. Another historic event will be Pakistan’s first participation in the Miss Universe pageant, where Erica Robin will represent the country.
Q1: When and where will Miss Universe 2023 take place?
A1: Miss Universe 2023 will be held in El Salvador at the National Gymnasium.
Q2: How many delegates are participating in Miss Universe 2023?
A2: More than 90 delegates from different countries will be competing for the coveted crown in the 72nd edition of Miss Universe.
Q3: What is the focus of the Miss Universe organization?
A3: The Miss Universe organization emphasizes a global and inclusive approach, celebrating the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, and religions represented by the contestants. The platform provides a safe space for women to share their stories and make a positive impact.
Q4: Who is the current Miss Universe, and when will the new queen be crowned?
A4: The reigning Miss Universe is R’Bonney Gabriel from the United States. The crowning of her successor will take place during the Miss Universe 2023 ceremony.
Q5: How can I watch Miss Universe 2023 in the United States?
A5: Miss Universe 2023 will be broadcast live on the USA Network in the United States and simulcast on Telemundo Internacional for Latin American audiences.
Q6: What time does Miss Universe 2023 start?
A6: The event is scheduled to begin at 20:00 ET, 17:00 PT, from the National Gymnasium of El Salvador.
Q7: When and where will the final gala for Miss Universe 2023 take place?
A7: The final gala, where the new Miss Universe will be crowned, is scheduled for Nov. 28.
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