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Miss Universe beauties take center stage at extravaganza in Bangkok

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JKN Global Group PCL, the new owner of the Miss Universe Organization successfully held the first-ever Miss Universe Extravaganza at Paragon Cineplex in Bangkok, Thailand. The highly talked-about historic event which was held on Monday, November 7, and streamed across JKN platforms, was a spectacle parade of Miss Universe beauties all glammed up for the special occasion. Attended of course by the new owner herself from Thailand, Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip, with MUO President Paula Shugart and CEO Amy Emmerich, the empowered reigning Miss Universe and menstrual equity advocate Harnaaz Sandhu, former titleholders, and Miss Universe Thailand's present and former queens. The past winners who were present include Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova, who after her reign made the decision to settle in Thailand where she won her title. She talked about her love for the country and attest to the many wonderful things its beauty and its warm people can offer the world. Miss Universe 2011 Le

Five queens invited to first-ever Miss Universe Extravaganza in Bangkok

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The first-ever Miss Universe Extravaganza presented by the new owner of the Miss Universe Organization, the JKN Global Group PCL, will be held this Monday, November 7 at the Siam Pavalai Royal Grand Theatre, Paragon Cineplex, in Bangkok, Thailand. Headed by the self-made billionaire, media mogul and TV host Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip, the highly anticipated event to be broadcasted across JKN streaming channels will be attended by MUO President Paula Shugart and CEO Amy Emmerich. One of the highlights will be the gathering of five Miss Universe beauties consisting of Natalie Glebova (2005), Leila Lopes (2011), Catriona Gray (2018), Andrea Meza (2020), and reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu, for the first time in the Land of Smiles. The JKN Universe Extravaganza is also expected to give away gifts worth 7 million baht in total to the fans who will be attending the fabulous One Universe celebration. Following the historic event, a private gala dinner will be held in the evening from

JKN Global Group's acquisition of the Miss Universe Organization officially announced

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Thai content company and world-class commerce JKN Global Group under the leadership of Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip officially announced the acquisition of the Miss Universe Organization from IMG.  A press conference was held on Thursday, October 27 at the JKN Empire Building in Thailand to reveal several details of the new MUO ownership and answer questions from the local and international media. "JKN is extremely honored to acquire the copyright and business of Miss Universe. Working with a management team with a great vision to reach people around the world as well as foster strong relationships between business partners and world-class brands. To continue the value of the MISS UNIVERSE brand," said JKN CEO who just became the first woman and non-US citizen to own the entire MUO. MUO CEO Amy Emmerich, who virtually attended the conference with MUO President Paula Shugart, said: “I am excited to be working with JKN to create the growth of the Miss Universe Organization to t

Miss Universe is now owned by Thai billionaire Anne Jakrajutatip

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Chief Executive Officer of JKN Global Group Public Company Limited, Anne Jakrajutatip, has now been confirmed as the new owner of the Miss Universe Organization. The Thai transgender businesswoman, also known as Anne JKN, made the announcement of full ownership of MUO on social media with the caption "Yes, I own it all, I am the sole owner, and finally, the universe is ours." This update also just confirmed the recent rumor that a billionaire from Thailand was interested in buying Miss Universe after the news broke out it was allegedly being sold by the previous owner IMG for $20 million. A virtual press conference will be held with MUO President Paula Shugart and CEO Amy Emerich to discuss this historic acquisition. It will be broadcasted live on JKN18 TV channel, and on Facebook and YouTube this Thursday, October 27 from 10 a.m. (Bangkok time). Anne made history by becoming the first-ever woman and non-US citizen to own the entire organization. She now has the power to over

Miss Universe pageant to allow mothers and married women to compete

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During the 48th Miss Universe pageant held in Trinidad and Tobago, the final question was "If Miss Universe were to become pregnant during her reign, should she be allowed to continue as Miss Universe?” Botswana's Mpule Kwelagobe answered: "Personally, I think Miss Universe is a symbol of a woman as well as she's celebrating her femininity, and I believe that if she should fall pregnant it will not in any way interrupt her duties. I believe as a woman she should celebrate her femininity." The then 19-year-old triumphed over Miriam Quiambao of the Philippines (first runner-up) and Diana Nogueira of Spain (second runner-up) to win the title of Miss Universe 1999, a historic first time for her country. Fast forward to today, over 20 years later, the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) has announced its decision to allow "women who are or have been married, as well as women who are pregnant or have children" to compete starting next year (Miss Universe 2023).