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Miss Universe 2023 first runner-up Anntonia Porsild visits the Philippines

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Reigning Miss Universe Thailand and Mis Universe 2023 first runner-up Anntonia Porsild reunited with Michelle Dee when she touched down in the Philippines for the first time on Monday, January 29. The Thai beauty was also welcomed by "PorDee" fans and members of the media who flocked to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 for her arrival. Her short trip was for a photoshoot with Mega magazine. In a press conference held at KAO Manila, Anntonia shared she was delighted to be in the country and meet once again with Michelle. Both also expressed they're open to any future collaborations together including acting projects. The beauty queens became very close during their stint at Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador and in Mexico after the pageant in November. They remained as good friends after going back to their home countries. To recall, Antonia almost won the Miss Universe crown as she finished first runner-up while her queen sister from the Philippin

Philippines' Michelle Dee wins Miss Universe 2023 Best in National Costume

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Philippines' Michelle Dee has been announced by the Miss Universe Organization as the winner of the Miss Universe 2023 Best in National Costume. The Filipina beauty who entered the Top 10 in the 72nd Miss Universe competition on November 18 in El Salvador was voted by the fans through the official Miss Universe app. Michelle's national costume is a beautiful creation of Michael Barassi. It represents the Philippines itself — resilient, radiant, and ready to embrace the Universe. With each thread woven into the "solihiya" pattern, an iconic design used in the tropics of the Philippines, it embraces her body flawlessly — unfolding the story of the islands' unity and artistry. Rising from her back, her wings bear the colors of the Philippine flag and a mural of its most breathtaking sights while parading the country's official tourism slogan: #LoveThePhilippines. Crowned with a captain's hat, her costume is a salute to her role as an Air Force reservist and t

OPINION: Miss Universe 2023 best of the final night

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The 72nd Miss Universe competition culminated in the magical El Salvador in the weekend and we still can't get over how spectacular the show was. From the stage, production, contestants, guest performers, and distinguished judges, to the energy of the crowded Gimnasio Nacional José Adolfo Pineda, everything was flawless. The host country delivered its promise — it was undoubtedly one of the best editions of the annual Miss Universe pageant in recent years. If we were to hand out special awards for the best of the night during the final competition, these beauties would top our list: --- FACE OF THE COMPETITION Australia, Moraya Wilson --- BEST IN SWIMSUIT Nicaragua, Sheynnis Palacios --- BEST IN EVENING GOWN Philippines, Michelle Dee --- BEST IN QUESTION AND ANSWER (Q&A) Nicaragua, Sheynnis Palacios --- TOP MODEL Australia, Moraya Wilson --- MOST ELEGANT Colombia, Camila Avella --- Photos: Miss Universe RELATED POSTS: Miss Universe 2023: A night of firsts, the semifinalists who

Miss Universe 2023: A night of firsts, the semifinalists who made history in the pageant

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The 72nd Miss Universe final competition in El Salvador on Saturday night was undoubtedly the edition with the most inclusive set of semifinalists in the history of the Miss Universe pageant. Here are the reasons why: Cameroon, Issie Princesse (Top 20)  - First representative from Cameroon to place in the semifinals since her country made its debut at Miss Universe in 2020. Colombia, Camila Avella (Top 5)  - First mother to win Miss Universe Colombia and represent her country at Miss Universe. She was also the first mother contestant to make it all the way to the Top 5. El Salvador, Isabella García-Manzo (Top 10)  - First representative from El Salvador to enter the Top 10 in more than 25 yeas. Her country's last placement was during Miss Universe 1996. Namibia, Jameela Uiras (Top 20)  - First representative from Namibia to enter the semifinals in two decades. The country's last placement was 20 years ago during Miss Universe 2003. Nepal, Jane Dipika Garrett (Top 20)  - First p

Miss Universe 2023: Top 5 question and answer segment transcript

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The Top 5 finalists of the 72nd Miss Universe final competition were each given 30 seconds to answer questions directly from the members of the selection committee. Whoever wins Miss Universe 2023 will be representing the Miss Universe Organization for an entire year traveling the world as an ambassador and using the platform to advance the greater good. The nerve-racking question and answer round is their opportunity to prove to the panel they have what it takes to do the Miss Universe job. Here's how they answer the questions: Iris Mittenaera: How would you use the Miss Universe platform to promote global gender equality? Miss Australia, Moraya Wilson: "I would use the Miss Universe platform to push a message. I think this community is strong and when we bond together we can create changes and when it comes to gender equality, when we use our voice and we use our power to make a change that's when real movement happens." Janelle Commissiong: If you win tonight, wha

Philippines' Michelle Dee wows in Whang-od-inspired gown at Miss Universe 2023

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The 72nd Miss Universe has just concluded in San Salvador, El Salvador with Sheynnis Palacios of Nicaragua bagging her country's first ever Miss Universe title. Amid the much talked about victory, the black Whang-od-inspired gown worn by Michelle Dee of the Philippines during the Top 10 evening gown competition became one of the trending topics online. Fans were shocked the Filipina beauty did not advance to the Top 5 question and answer round following her stellar performance throughout the pageant. Many flocked to social media comments to express their disappointments. Michelle's gown made by the talented Filipino designer Mark Bumgarner was an ode to Apo Whang-od (also known as Maria Oggay), a traditional tattoo artist, from the Kalinga tribe in the Philippines. At the age of 106, Whang-od became the oldest woman to ever grace the cover of Vogue magazine. She practices the ancient art of batok, an indigenous form of tattooing through hand-tapping using a lemon tree thorn and

Miss Universe 2023 is Sheynnis Palacios of Nicaragua

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Nicaragua's Sheynnis Palacios bested 83 other contestants to be crowned Miss Universe 2023 on Saturday, November 18 at the Gimnasio Nacional José Adolfo Pineda in San Salvador, El Salvador. The 23-year-old communications graduate, mental health activist, and audiovisual producer from Managua made history as the first-ever Nicaraguan representative to win the coveted Miss Universe title. She succeeds R'Bonney Gabriel of the USA. Anntonia Porsild of Thailand and Moraya Wilson of Australia were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Camila Avella of Colombia and Karla Guilfú Acevedo of Puerto Rico rounded out the Top 5 finalists. The Top 10 were Isabella García-Manzo of El Salvador, Camila Escribens of Peru, Michelle Dee of the Philippines, Athenea Pérez of Spain, and Diana Silva of Venezuela. Completing the Top 20 were the contestants from Cameroon, Issie Princesse, Chile, Celeste Viel, India, Shweta Sharda, Jamaica, Jordanne Levy, Namibia, Jameela Uiras, Nepal, Ja

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Universe 2023 Final Competition Results

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The 72nd Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2023) final competition is happening tonight at the Gimnasio Nacional José Adolfo Pineda in San Salvador, El Salvador. From a field of 84 equally beautiful, confident, and empowered women from all over the world vying for the job, one woman's life is about to change forever. Hosted by Maria Menounos, Olivia Culpo, and Jeannie Mai with Catriona Gray and Zuri Hall as backstage correspondents, tonight's show will also feature two live performances of 12-time Grammy winner John Legend. An esteemed selection committee who will select tonight's winner consists of model Halima Aden, singer Mario Bautista, actress and TV host Giselle Blondet, Miss Universe 1977 Janelle Commissiong, Miss Universe 2021 runner-up Nadia Ferreira, social media personality Avani Gregg, designer Carson Kressley, physician Connie Mariano, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, VP at Roku Sweta Patel, and former Miss Oregon USA Denise White. The remarkable R'Bonney Gab

Miss Universe 2023: Here's where to watch final show telecast, livestream

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The Miss Universe Organization has officially released all the streaming information to watch the much-awaited final competition of the 72nd Miss Universe pageant. Tonight's show happening in El Salvador from 7 p.m. CT (local time) will be streamed on The Roku Channel and broadcast by Telemundo within the United States. For audiences from the rest of the world, you can watch the Miss Universe 2023 final on your local channels. Live streaming will also be available on the official YouTube channel of Miss Universe. Check out the list below to find out where you can watch in your country: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe (@missuniverse) Andorra - PARIS PREMIERE Angola - BANDA TV Anguilla - NBCU Anntigua and Barbuda - NBCU, RUSH Argentina - NBCU Aruba - NBCU, RUSH Bahamas - NBCU Bangladesh - YOUTUBE Barbados - NBCU, RUSH Belize - NBCU, RUSH Benin - NWTV Bermuda - NBCU, RUSH Bhutan - YOUTUBE Bolivia - RED UNO, NBCU Bonaire - NBCU, RUSH Bot

FAVORITES: Miss Universe 2023 Final Top 20 favorites

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The 72nd Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2023) final competition will take place tonight at the Gimnasio Nacional José Adolfo Pineda in San Salvador, El Salvador. Outgoing queen R'Bonney Gabriel will crown her successor among 84 of the world's most beautiful, confident, and accomplished women at the end of tonight's show. The contestants have been busy with their pre-pageant activities including tours, rehearsals, filming, charity events, and preliminaries in the magical host country in the past two weeks. After months or maybe years of anticipation, hard work, and preparation, one of them is about to embark on a year-long adventure as Miss Universe. Who will be crowned Miss Universe 2023? Meet our Final Top 20 favorites: TOP 20 (in alphabetical order) Australia - Moraya Wilson Bolivia - Estefany Rivero Cameroon - Issie Princesse Canada - Madison Kvaltin Colombia - Camila Avella Costa Rica - Lisbeth Valverde Curacao - Kim Rossen Denmark - Nikoline Uhrenholt Hansen Ecuador - De