By Marisol Bo-oc | 01:05 PM November 19, 2023
Sheynnis Palacios from Nicaragua won the 2023 Miss Universe in San Salvador, El Salvador Nov. 18.
She is the first contestant from her country to win the Miss Universe pageant.
The crowd erupted in cheers as Nicaragua wins the title of Miss Universe 2023, with Miss Thailand Anntonia Porsild coming in first place and second runner-up Moraya Wilson from Australia.
The other contestants who made the top 10 to appear in the final were Colombia’s Camila Avella, El Salvador’s Isabella García-Manzo, Peru’s Camila Escribens, the Philippines’ Michelle Dee, Puerto Rico’s Karla Guilfú Acevedo, Spain’s Athenea Pérez and Venezuela’s Diana Silva.
A total of 84 contestants took part in the Miss Universe 2023 pageant and competed in evening gown, swimsuit and national costume. Palacious dressed in a black embellished costume designed by Jorge Salazar Caliz inspired from the Nicaraguan Grackle, a bird native to her country.
Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel, also a past Miss USA, presented the winner with the crown.