In a spectacular showcase of beauty, grace, and talent, Sheynnis Palacios from Nicaragua has been crowned the Miss Universe 2023, marking a historic moment for the Central American nation. The grand event unfolded at the Jose Adolfo Pineda Arena in San Salvador, El Salvador, on November 19, drawing contestants from over 90 nations to compete for the coveted crown.
Miss Universe 2022, USA’s R’Bonney Gabriel, had the honor of crowning Palacios on the illustrious stage. This victory makes Sheynnis Palacios the first Nicaraguan woman to clinch the Miss Universe title in 2023.
The Journey of Shweta Sharda: India’s Miss Universe 2023 Finalist
India’s representative, Shweta Sharda, made a strong impact on the Miss Universe stage, securing her place in the semifinals. The 23-year-old beauty had earlier earned the Miss Diva Universe 2023 title in August, setting the stage for her remarkable journey on the international platform.
Expressing her joy after winning Miss Diva India, Shweta Sharda shared, “A tremendous sense of satisfaction and excitement comes from winning the Miss Diva India pageant.”
Hailing from Chandigarh, Shweta Sharda made the bold decision to relocate to Mumbai at the age of 16 to pursue her dreams. Her journey includes notable appearances on dance shows like ‘DID,’ ‘Dance Deewane,’ and ‘Jhalak Dikhlaja,’ showcasing not only her beauty but also her talent.
Triumphs and Legacy: India’s Rich History at Miss Universe
While Shweta Sharda fell short of the Miss Universe 2023 crown, India continues to hold a significant place in the pageant’s history. Three Indian beauties have previously claimed the prestigious title – Sushmita Sen in 1994, Lara Dutta in 2000, and Harnaz Sandhu in 2022.
As the spotlight shifts to Sheynnis Palacios as the new Miss Universe, the pageant’s legacy of celebrating diversity, talent, and grace lives on. The event in El Salvador showcased the global appeal of beauty and the empowerment of women, leaving an indelible mark in the hearts of spectators worldwide. Congratulations to Sheynnis Palacios and gratitude to Shweta Sharda for representing India with poise and elegance on the international stage.