In the dazzling extravaganza of beauty and grace that unfolded on November 18, 2023, in San Salvador, Sheynnis Palacios etched her name in the annals of history as she was crowned Miss Universe 2023, proudly representing Nicaragua.
The coveted title marked the culmination of an awe-inspiring journey for Palacios, who emerged victorious among 84 contestants from around the globe. Anntonia Porsild of Thailand stood as the first runner-up, adding to the international camaraderie that defines the Miss Universe pageant.
The panel of judges, featuring luminaries such as model Halima Aden, “Queer Eye” star Carson Kressley, TikTok influencer Avani Gregg, and former Miss Universe winners Janelle Commissiong and Iris Mittenaere, had the challenging task of selecting the ultimate ambassador of beauty, intelligence, and charisma.
Palacios, a beacon of grace and poise, showcased not only her physical beauty but also her intelligence and talents throughout the competition. Her triumph is a testament to her dedication and unwavering commitment to the values that the Miss Universe platform represents.
However, this triumph did not materialize in isolation. Before gracing the global stage of Miss Universe, Palacios had already made a mark as Miss World Nicaragua 2020.
Her participation in the Miss World 2021 competition catapulted her into the limelight, securing a commendable position among the Top 40 contestants. This earlier success set the stage for her triumphant journey to the crown of Miss Universe.
Palacios’ journey in the world of pageantry began early in life when she was crowned Miss Teen Nicaragua in 2016. This early recognition hinted at the immense potential and charisma that would later define her as a symbol of grace and empowerment on the international stage.