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Julia Aguilar appointed as the new Miss World Nicaragua 2024

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Julia Aguilar was crowned the new Miss World Nicaragua 2024 in a special coronation ceremony held on Friday, May 31 in Managua. The 20-year-old from the Nicaraguan department of Granada has been appointed to replace the original winner Ismeli Jarquín, who resigned for personal reasons. She was the first runner-up during the national competition held at the Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío in March. She was also awarded Miss Revlon and Best Beauty with a Purpose. "Today I start a new phase with lots of happiness and immense love. I learned that God allows many things in my life, both blessings and painful processes and so far, I can give thanks for all that I've been through because they have made me a stronger person, more resilient, and able to achieve all that I once thought was impossible," she posted online. "Seeing one of my biggest dreams come true warms my heart and fills me with the courage to continue working for positive changes in my society through social caus

Reigning Miss Universe Sheynnis Palacios arrives in India

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Fresh from her trip to the Philippines, Miss Universe 2023 Sheynnis Palacios arrived in India on Wednesday, April 8 to continue her Asia Tour. The Nicaraguan beauty queen was warmly welcomed early in the morning at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi by the new Miss Universe India team. The national license for the Miss Universe pageant in India was previously held by Miss Diva under its parent organization, Femina Miss India. Since February this year, it was taken over by the Glamanand Group with owner Nikhil Anand as the new national director. An independent Miss Universe India organization was established. Sheynnis has now checked in at Le Méridien, a 5-star hotel in New Delhi. She is expected to stay in the incredible country until May 9. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe India (@missuniverseindiaorg) Photos: VJ Suraj, Miss Universe India / Instagram

Reigning Miss Universe Sheynnis Palacios' emotional parade in the Philippines

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Miss Universe 2023 Sheynnis Palacios received a grand welcome motorcade on Sunday, May 5 at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex in Pasay City. The beauty queen from Nicaragua arrived in the Philippines on May 1 as part of her Asia Tour and as a special guest of the Miss Universe Philippines organization. Fans flocked to MOA to give her the warmest Filipino welcome. The reigning Miss Universe became emotional when she was handed the Nicaraguan flag during her parade. To recall, Sheynnis has not been back to her home country since winning the 72nd Miss Universe last November in San Salvador, El Salvador. Fun fact, she not only became the first Nicaraguan woman to become Miss Universe but also the first to win one of the major international pageants. But, her historic victory was controversial in Nicaragua, due to the images of her participation years ago in protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. Also, Miss Universe Nicaragua national director Karen Celebertti has been banned

Miss Universe 2023 Sheynnis Palacios arrives in the Philippines

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From Bangkok, Thailand, the reigning Miss Universe Sheynnis Palacios of Nicaragua continues her Asia Tour in the Philippines. Wearing a fuchsia one-shoulder dress, the beauty queen arrived on Wednesday, May 1 at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 via Philippine Airlines. This is Sheynnis' first official visit to the Philippines since she was crowned the 72nd Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2023) last November in El Salvador. She will remain in the country until Tuesday, May 7 to participate in various activities with the Miss Universe Philippines organization. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe (@missuniverse) Photos: Manila International Airport Authority, Miss Universe / Instagram

Reigning Miss Universe Sheynnis Palacios to visit the Philippines

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Miss Universe 2023 Sheynnis Palacios will be in the Philippines during the first week of May according to the Miss Universe Organization. "We are thrilled to announce our visit to the Philippines. A land of breathtaking landscapes, rich culture, and friendly faces. Where every corner tells a story of resilience and beauty," MUO posted on social media. The Nicaraguan beauty is expected to touch down in Manila on May 1 and will stay until May 7 to attend various activities for the ongoing Miss Universe Philippines 2024. Sheynnis has been busy touring around Southeast Asia for her Asia Tour since last month but mainly stayed in Thailand where the Miss Universe Organization is partly based. The Miss Universe Philippines Organization has also posted an announcement for the queen's first visit to the Philippines on social media. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe Philippines (@themissuniverseph) Photos: Miss Universe, Miss Universe P

Miss Universe 2023 Sheynnis Palacios meets albino Thai buffalo Ko Muang Phet

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Since she arrived in Bangkok, Thailand for her first official visit to the country this week, reigning Miss Universe Sheynnis Palacios has been busy with many activities scheduled for her. One of the highlights of her activities with reigning Miss Universe Thailand and Miss Universe 2023 first runner-up Anntonia Porsild was meeting Ko Muang Phet, an albino Thai buffalo. The famous buffalo recently made headlines after being sold for a whopping 18 million baht (US $1.5 million) at a fair in Thailand. According to The Nation , aside from its striking beauty and colossal size, the buffalo is known for its remarkable breeding capability because 90% of its offspring will be born with albino traits. Ko Muang Phet also made a mark in the entertainment world, starring as the character Ai Khlaow's buffalo in the most recent version of the popular "Mon Rak Luk Thung" TV drama. Bangkok Post reports Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin sees the buffalo as a form of new "soft po

Miss Universe 2023 Sheynnis Palacios kicks off Asian tour

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Reigning Miss Universe Sheynnis Palacios touched down in Bangkok, Thailand earlier this week to officially kick off her Asian tour. The Nicaraguan beauty, who bagged her country's first crown in El Salvador last November, reunited with her sister queen and Miss Universe 2023 first runner-up Anntonia Porsild. Aside from Thailand, Sheynnis is also expected to visit Laos, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and India. "I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for the overwhelming love and support that I have received as we prepare to embark on this tour of Asia," the 72nd Miss Universe shared on social media. "Your warmth and appreciation mean the world to me, and I am deeply touched. I am looking forward to this incredible journey, and I feel incredibly blessed to have your encouragement," she added. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe Thailand (@missuniverse.in.th) Photos: Miss Universe Thai

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

Nicaragua's Sheynnis Palacios to wear 'El Zanate' national costume for Miss Universe 2023

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Miss Nicaragua 2023 (Miss Universe Nicaragua 2023) Sheynnis Palacios shared her national costume for the upcoming 72nd Miss Universe pageant. Designed by Jorge Salazar Caliz, Sheynnis' national costume was inspired by her likeness to the "El Zanate" (Nicaraguan grackle). The Nicaraguan grackle is a species of passerine bird in the family Icteridae endemic to Central America. This species lives only around the lakes of Nicaragua and in northern Costa Rica. In a post on social media, Miss Nicaragua shared in Spanish: "Opening my wings to the wind I am the elegant and beautiful grackle of jet black colors, with iridescent tones and beautiful song." The dark tones of the beautiful costume represent adversity and the iridescent sparkles mean there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. "I am happy, boisterous, spicy like Nica, optimistic, and ready for a new day, brightening the parks and fields of my beautiful Nicaragua and all of Latin America." The

Miss International Nicaragua 2023 is Leylani Leyton

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Leylani Leyton was crowned Miss International Nicaragua 2023 in a special ceremony held in the morning program "De Sol a Sol" on Vos TV. The 20-year-old model, TV host, and famous social media influencer from Managua will now represent Nicaragua at Miss International 2023. She succeeds last year's titleholder, Fernanda Salazar. No stranger to pageantry, Leylani was previously named Miss Teen Nicaragua and went on to participate in Miss Teen Mundial 2022 where she placed second and bagged an award for the most popular contestant on social media. The 61st Miss International pageant will happen at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, Tokyo on October 26. Jasmin Selberg of Germany will crown her successor at the end of the event. Meet the new Miss International Nicaragua: View this post on Instagram A post shared by MISS INTERNATIONAL (@missinternationalofficial) Photos: Miss International Nicaragua, Leylani Leyton / Instagram

Miss Nicaragua 2023 is Sheynnis Palacios

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Sheynnis Palacios was crowned Miss Nicaragua 2023 (Miss Universe Nicaragua 2023) on Saturday, August 5 at Centro de Convenciones del Hotel Crowne Plaza in Managua. The 23-year-old communications graduate and television host representing Diriamba bested 9 other competitors to win the national title. She succeeds Norma Huembes Salazar and will now represent Nicaragua at Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador. Daysi Velásquez of Santa Lucía was named first runner-up while Isabella Salgado of Chinandega, Chantal Urbina of Granada, and Waymara Antonio of Puerto Cabezas were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. Aside from winning the title, the new Miss Nicaragua also bagged several awards including Miss Solenti, Miss Beauty Shipping, Miss Agua Cielo, Miss Flawless Beauty, Miss Styling Baby Liss Pro, and Mujer Abundante. No stranger to pageantry, Sheynnis previously held the titles Miss Teen Nicaragua 2016 and Miss Mundo Nicaragua 2020 (Miss World Nicaragua). Last year, she wen