SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Miss Nicaragua Sheynnis Palacios received the Miss Universe competitors late Saturday evening in El Salvador, the primary to put on the crown from her nation.
Palacios is a 23-year-old communicologist, who stated she needs to work to advertise psychological well being after struggling debilitating bouts of tension herself.
Miss Thailand, Anntonia Porsild, was first runner-up and Miss Australia, Moraya Wilson, the second runner-up.
Eighty-four girls competed for the crown within the 72nd version of the competitors.
Palacios appeared to safe the win when she confidently answered the query of which girl’s sneakers would she wish to spend a 12 months in by saying Mary Wollstonecraft, the 18th-century English author and thinker. Wollstonecraft was an advocate of ladies’s rights and is taken into account one of many forerunners of feminism.
Palacios stated she needs to work to shut the wage hole between the genders so that ladies can work in any space.
Miss Universe was final held in El Salvador in 1975. This 12 months’s occasion was one other alternative for President Nayib Bukele to tout adjustments made below his administration, particularly vastly enhancing the nation’s security.
“El Salvador has changed for good and we have shown it again,” Bukele stated Saturday evening.
“Miss Universe has given us the opportunity to show the world what we are capable of. Thank you for choosing to be part of El Salvador’s rebirth.”
Bukele is operating for reelection regardless of constitutional time period limits and is extensively common for his crackdown on the nation’s gangs. But he has confronted worldwide criticism for eroding checks and balances on his energy and never respecting human rights.
More than 72,000 individuals have been arrested with out due course of since a state of emergency was declared in March 2022 in response to a surge in gang violence. The particular powers it granted Bukele stay in place.