In a dazzling display of beauty, intelligence, and grace, Sheynnis Palacios of Nicaragua was crowned Miss Universe 2023 on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at the El Salvador Convention Center in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Palacios, a 25-year-old model, activist, and businesswoman, captivated the judges and audience with her stunning looks, quick wit, and passionate advocacy for women’s empowerment and social justice. She bested 83 other contestants from around the globe to claim the coveted title.
The competition was fierce, with each contestant showcasing their unique talents and accomplishments. However, Palacios stood out with her genuine personality, her ability to connect with people, and her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the world.
In her crowning moment, Palacios expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to represent her country and her hope to inspire others to pursue their dreams. “I believe that every woman has the power to make a difference in the world,” she said. “I want to use my platform to promote peace, unity, and understanding.”
The evening was filled with excitement and glamour, with the contestants showcasing their elegance and confidence in a variety of segments, including the swimsuit competition, the evening gown competition, and the on-stage question and answer session.
In addition to the crown, Palacios also received a prize package that includes a scholarship, a year’s supply of cosmetics, and a new car.
The Miss Universe Organization, which hosts the annual pageant, is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and empowering women to achieve their full potential. Through its various programs and initiatives, the organization has helped countless women reach their goals and make a difference in their communities.
Congratulations to Sheynnis Palacios on her well-deserved victory! She is an inspiration to women around the world, and we look forward to seeing her continue to make a positive impact on the global stage