A Miss Universe is one of the most anticipated beauty pageants in the world. Every year, contestants from all over the globe put their best foot forward in hopes of becoming the next Miss Universe. What is the origin of these contestants? What are their qualifications? We’re here to answer all of these questions and more. So who are the contenders for Miss Universe 2023? Read on to find out!
Crowning of the Miss Universe
The Miss Universe Organization is preparing to crown its new Miss Universe this Sunday, December 19th. In its 72nd year, the pageant has been a staple of American television since 1952. Wearing a bikini and standing on a stage in front of an audience of millions, contestants must answer questions in swimwear and evening gowns and then compete in various physical challenges.
This year’s contenders hail from all around the world and represent a variety of ages, races, body types, and backgrounds. Here are five facts about this year’s finalists:
- Nia Sanchez is from Puerto Rico and is currently studying Communications at Northeastern University in Boston. She has competed in pageants since she was eight and planned to use her title as Miss Universe to promote education in her community.
- Nina Agdal from Norway is a model and actress who won the title of Miss Norway 2015. She plans to use her platform as Miss Universe to advocate for women’s rights worldwide.
- Margarita Mamalilang from the Philippines is a trained lawyer representing several high-profile clients, including former Philippine president Joseph Estrada. As Miss Universe 2017, she hopes to raise awareness about human trafficking and empower young Filipinas through her platform.
- Pia Wurtzbach from The Philippines was crowned Miss World 2016 and will compete as part of the Miss Universe 2017 pageant team. As the first Filipino to win the Miss World crown, she aims to inspire young girls and women with her positive message and exemplary work ethic.
- In 2014, Quiana Green was crowned Miss International 2014 and will compete as part of the Miss Universe 2017 pageant team. She is a model, actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian who founded her modeling agency at 16. She plans to use her platform as Miss Universe to promote diversity and empower women worldwide.
There is no doubt that the Miss Universe pageant is one of the most impressive beauty contests in the world. It selects contestants from around the world to compete for the title of Miss Universe. The selection process for contestants is very competitive and often involves many judges evaluating candidates’ performances and personalities.
Carla Suarez, from Venezuela, won Miss Universe 2017 on December 20th, 2016, in Manila, Philippines. Other contestants included representatives from Belgium, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, France, Greece, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand and the United States of America.
The competition is intense because each country puts a lot of effort into selecting its representative. Most countries choose finalists by popular vote among those who competed in preliminary rounds.
The Miss Universe pageant, for example, has increasingly focused on environmentalism in recent years. This year’s winner Carla Suarez represented Venezuela with its “Planet Earth” theme, which emphasized sustainable tourism and conservation efforts by her country.
Who is Competing in the Miss Universe Competition?
The Miss Universe pageant is an annual international beauty pageant that features contestants from all over the world. The contest is broadcast on various worldwide television networks and typically attracts a large audience. This year, eleven contestants are competing for the title of Miss Universe.
Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, will be the first Colombian woman to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. She has already won several prestigious beauty pageants, including the national competition in her home country and the regional competition in Venezuela. Gutierrez will be representing Colombia in this year’s Miss Universe competition, which takes place on November 12th.
Miss Thailand, Preecha Chanbukul, also competes in this year’s Miss Universe pageant. She is a singer and actress who succeeded in her home and Southeast Asian countries. Chanukah will be representing Thailand in this year’s Miss Universe competition.
Miss USA 2012, Kára McCullough, will compete in this year’s Miss Universe pageant. McCullough was born and raised in Alabama and became nationally known as a finalist on season 9 of America’s Next Top Model. She has since established herself as an emerging fashion designer and media personality. McCullough will represent America in this year’s Miss Universe competition.
Miss Australia 2014 Olivia Cheng will also compete in this year’s Miss Universe pageant. Cheng was born and raised in Sydney and started modeling at age 14 after winning a local competition. She has since appeared in several successful commercials and has become a prominent figure in the Australian fashion industry. Cheng will represent Australia in this year’s Miss Universe competition.
Miss Spain 2014, Rosario Dawson, will also compete in this year’s Miss Universe pageant. Dawson is an actress and model who has appeared in numerous critically acclaimed films and television programs. She is best known for her roles in Blade II, Sin City, and Chasing Amy. Dawson will represent Spain in this year’s Miss Universe competition.
Miss France 2014, Marine Lorphelin, will also compete in this year’s Miss Universe pageant. Lorphelin is a broadcast journalist and award-winning model who has appeared on several French television programs. She is also the co-founder of the modeling agency Elite Model Management. Lorphelin will represent France in this year’s Miss Universe competition.
Miss Venezuela 2014, Ingrid Betancourt, will also compete in this year’s Miss Universe pageant. Betancourt is a former political prisoner and human rights activist kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2002 and, after six years in captivity, released in 2007. After her return to Venezuela, Betancourt became a prominent advocate for human rights and served as the National Assembly’s spokeswoman for social welfare. She will represent Venezuela in this year’s Miss Universe competition.
Miss Australia 2015, Savannah Phillips, will also compete in this year’s Miss Universe pageant. Phillips is a model and actress who has appeared in campaigns for major brands, including Louis Vuitton and H&M. The Miss Universe pageant, for example, has increasingly focused on environmentalism in recent years. Phillips will represent Australia in this year’s Miss Universe competition.
The Top 5 Candidates
- Spain’s Sarah Abreu
- Colombia’s Sofia Amador
- Philippines’ Pia Wurtzbach
- Australia’s Belle White
- Thailand’s Areeya Ratanarakoon
There is much speculation about Miss Universe 2023. Among the contenders are Miss Pennsylvania, Miss Columbia, and Miss Venezuela. Whoever wins this year’s title will become a successful model or entertainer. We can’t wait to see who wins!