Tomorrow the 72nd edition of Miss Universe at the José Adolfo Pineda National Gymnasium in El Salvador, in which they will participate 84 candidates of which only one will be crowned and become the successor of R’Bonney Gabriel, originally from the United States.
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This edition after seven decades, for the first time it will radically change its rules, because the new owner of the pageant, the Thai businesswoman, Anne Jakrajutatip, a transgender woman, approved a series of requirements in order to “seek the growth of the brand, with greater inclusion so that everyone can feel identified,” a statement said.
Among these rules, it allows the participation of 28 year old women, when previously the maximum age range was 27 years, as well as women married, pregnant, with children and even divorced.
Likewise, the contest has its first candidate plus size; is about miss Nepal, Jane Dipika Garrett has 22 years old, who is a nurse and has already made history by simply breaking paradigms.
Jane, is a worthy representative of the movement.”“body positive”; with self-confidence, took over the preliminary catwalk in a swimsuitwith a one-piece metallic design with a V neckline, thus challenging the stereotypes established in beauty pageants.
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Miss Universe 2023 has as candidates for the crown: two transgender women: Miss Portugal, Marina Machete and Rikkie Kollé from the Netherlands.
As part of the new era, several nations are included for the first time in the list of candidates such as Pakistan and Zimbabwe, and Norway, Bangladesh, Denmark, Hungary, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Ireland, New Zealand, Mongolia, Guaya and Egypt return to the competition.
Mexico in search of the fourth crown
The Mexican representative is the young Melissa Flores, originally from Sahuayo, Michoacán, who will seek to take the fourth crown for our country. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and plans to major in cosmetology.
Flowers are profile as one of the favorites of the strife; Her unique charisma and beauty have dazzled during the preliminary catwalks.
In the of costume, wore a colorful dress that turned her into a “mystical heroine with a Mexican heart.” The suit called Colors of Mexico, Alebrije Guardianahas a red heart in the center and an owl mask, Designed by Mexican Ángel Rámez.
The lucky winner will be crowned with the Force of Goodwhich is one of the most expensive in the history of Miss Universe, to reach the 90 million pesos Mexicans (5.3 million dollars). It consists of 993 precious stones, with a diamond and sapphire base.