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Miss USA
R'Bonney Gabriel, the reigning Miss Universe.

WHEN: January 14, 2023 at 7PM ET
WHERE: Televised live from New Orleans on NBC and streamed on the Roku Channel nationwide.


The most beautiful women in the world too, center stage at the 71st edition of the Miss Universe competition in January.

Due to conflicts with the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the pageant was moved up -- from its original December 2022 date -- to Saturday, January 14, 2023.

Also new this year? After six years on FOX, Miss Universe moved to NBC when it was televised on beginning at 7PM ET. The event also aired in Spanish on Telemundo, and streamed live on the Roku Channel nationwide.

This year also markede the first time that New Orleans was chosen to host the global competition as it is broadcast in the US live from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Funnyman Steve Harvey -- who hosted the show for the past five years -- was replaced by co-hosts Jeannie Mai Jenkins, left, and Olivia Culpo. The judging panel was comprised of Ximena Navarrete, Big Freedia, Mara Martin, Wendy Fitzwilliam, Emily Austin, Olivia Quido, Myrka Dellanos, Sweta Patel, Kathleen Ventrella and Olivia Jordan.


And the winner is ...

It was R'Bonney Gabriel, Miss USA, who won the Miss Universe crown on her home turf in the USA. First runner up was Miss Venezual, Amanda Dudamel, while second runner up was Miss Doninican Republic, Andreina Martinez.


Coming Up -- Miss Universe 2023

Making headlines worldwide, the Miss Universe organization announced in August 2022 a BIG change to the requirements -- allowing “women who are married, or who have been married, as well as women who are pregnant, or have children” to enter the Miss Universe competition in 2023.

The radical departure, the organization added, will reflect “changing times to better represent and support women globally", although how the Miss Universe title will evolve with the rule change is yet to be seen!

The 2023 edition of Miss Universe is scheduled to take place in December, 2023 with a time, date and location yet to be determined. Stay tuned....

Just up ahead, check out more info and fun facts about Miss Universe, one of the planet's leading beauty pageants by far ;...


All about Miss Universe

Usually featuring more than 80 delegates from around the world, Miss Universe remains one of the world's most watched and most popular beauty pageants.

What began in 1952 - as a local bathing beauty competition in Long Beach, CA - has since grown to be a showcase that puts the spotlight on the world's most beautiful and most accomplished women.



South Carolina-born Miss Universe winner, Miriam Stevenson, stops for a publicity photo in 1954.


Following the evening gown competition, judges pick the Top 10 who go on to show off their best assets in the traditional and very popular swimsuit competition, from which the Top 5 are chosen... culminating in the crowning of Miss Universe.

The Miss Universe competition is traditionally televised In the U.S. on Fox and in Spanish on Telemundo, and airs in more than 160 territories and countries across the globe.

also see -> Miss USA | Miss America

 

DID YOU KNOW? Miss Universe fun facts


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• It was the mistake heard 'round the world in 2015 when host Steve Harvey misread his cue card and crowned the wrong winner -- Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez Arévalo. The mix-up was corrected when the crown was given to the rightful winner, Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

• Another uproar in 2015 saw Miss Lebanon Saly Greige and Miss Israel Doron Matalon posing and smiling for a selfie together during the preliminaries, setting off a firestorm of controversy in Lebanon where citizens are forbidden any contact with Israelis.

• The USA leads the world in Miss Universe crowns with eight. Venezuela follows with seven titles, Puerto Rico with five, and the Philippines and Sweden with three apiece.

• Venezuela is the only country to win back-to-back Miss Universe pageants when Stefanía Fernández was crowned in 2009 by the previous winner, Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza.


More about Miss Universe around The Web

Check out more information on the universe's most famous beauty pageant in video clips, pictures, interviews and contestant profiles, along with past winners, judges, and bit of related history and trivia at top sites devoted to Miss Universe ...


Miss Universe.com
- Check out the pageant's official site with videos, photos, close-up interviews and profiles of all the contestants.

Miss Universe - Wikipedia - The online encyclopedia offering extensive information on the selection process, pageant history, a complete list of winners from 1952 to the present, related links.

 

 
 

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