Miss Nicaragua Wins 2023 Miss Universe Contest

The 72nd Miss Universe Competition - Winner's Media Opportunity

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(San Salvador) - The winner of the 2023 Miss Universe pageant is Miss Nicaragua.

Sheynnis Palacios was crowned Miss Universe at Saturday night's pageant in El Salvador.

Miss Thailand, Anntonia Porsild, was named first runner-up, and Moraya Wilson of Australia was second runner-up.

Pageant winners from 84 countries competed in this year's Miss Universe contest. T

his year's swimsuit round included the first "curvy' contestant, Miss Nepal, and the first contestant to choose a burkini as their swimsuit, Miss Pakistan.

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