a race Miss Universe He chose to renew himself rather than die and for this She has relaxed her previously strict beauty standards And for the 2023 version it will have LInclusion of trans women, plus size women and mothers Their participation in the past was unthinkable.
The 72nd edition of the prestigious beauty pageant will be held this year in El Salvador With the participation of 84 candidates Including the presence of my representatives Nepal, Colombia, Guatemala, Netherlands and Portugal.
The thing is that previously the contestants had to be single, childless, women by birth, and the body had to be covered with certain measurements, beauty standards that remained in this edition in the past then. Transgender businesswoman Anne Jakrajotatip Control of the organization.
“It’s been 70 years when the organization was dominated by men, but we’ve made a change, and it’s time for women to take the lead. Welcome to the new era of the girl power platform. Now it’s going to be a thing,” Jackrajotatip said after taking control of the Miss Universe brand in 2022. “Led by women, for you, women, including trans women.”
Participants of the Miss Universe 2023 contest
For this edition, Miss Nepal She will be the first plus-size candidate in the pageant’s history. Jane Deepika Garrett 22 years old and a nurse by profession represents a turning point in the competition that represents the movement Body positive And challenge traditional beauty standards.
This year mothers and married women will be represented in attendance Colombia and Guatemala With participation Camila Avila and Michelle Cohenrespectively.
Avila She has been married to businessman Nassif Kamel since June 2020, and they are the parents of a little girl. The Colombian seeks to prove that beauty is not incompatible with motherhood.
“I want to show the universe how capable women are, and be a role model and inspiration that being a mother does not limit us from working to achieve our goals, and that we can play all the roles we have in life and be successful in each of them. One of them,” he said on his Instagram account. “.
For her part, Cohen-Pica is married to Andres Mathieu, is the mother of Luca and Bella, and will strive to become the first Miss Universe in her country.
As for transgender women, representation will fall to them Marina Mengeleactor Portugal And Ricky Valerie Cooley Follower Holland Who will follow in his footsteps Angela Ponce Who represented Spain in 2018.
“Proud to be the first transgender woman to compete To obtain the title of Miss Universe Portugal. “For years it was not possible for me to participate, and today I am proud to be part of this amazing group of finalists,” she said. Mengele, 28 years old.
“It’s unreal, but I have to call myself Miss Netherlands 2023. It’s been a learning and beautiful journey, and my year can no longer be broken. I’m so proud and happy that I can’t even describe it. Making my community proud and showing that it can be done With that. And yes, I am trans and want to share my story, but I am also Reiki This is what matters to me. “I did this on my own and loved every moment of it,” he wrote on social media. Miss Netherlands, 22 years old.
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