A new Miss Universe has won the coveted crown!
Miss Nicaragua was named Miss Universe 2023 on Saturday after an evening of competition at the José Adolfo Pineda Arena in San Salvador, El Salvador.
上周六，在萨尔瓦多圣萨尔瓦多José Adolfo Pineda体育馆举行的比赛结束后，尼加拉瓜小姐被评为2023年环球小姐。
In a tense moment before the winner was announced, Miss Nicaragua, Sheynnis Palacios and Miss Thailand, Anntonia Porsild, stood on stage with their hands clasped together as the venue descended into darkness, with the exception of a spotlight on the two finalists.
在宣布获胜者之前的紧张时刻，尼加拉瓜小姐Sheynnis Palacios和泰国小姐antonia Porsild站在台上，双手紧握，会场渐渐陷入黑暗，只有聚光灯落在两位决赛选手身上。
After a lengthy silence that saw both women with their eyes closed as they waited for the winner to be announced, a voice was heard saying: "Nicaragua!"
The new, and 72nd, Miss Universe had an emotional reaction to her win, tearing up and holding her shaking hands up to her face as the crowd cheered.
The evening culminated with last year's winner, R’Bonney Gabriel, 29, presenting Palacios with her crown as she passed on the title of Miss Universe to her successor. Miss Australia, Moraya Wilson, placed third in the competition as second runner-up.
去年的冠军，29岁的R 'Bonney Gabriel将她的桂冠交给了帕拉西奥斯，并将环球小姐的头衔传给了她的继任者。澳大利亚小姐莫拉亚·威尔逊在比赛中获得季军。
Palacios was the first-ever Nicaraguan to win the title and marks the country's fifth time placing in the semifinals.
In a post on X (formerly known as Twitter) the new Miss Universe celebrated her win by posting several images of herself wearing her new crown, along with the caption "Hello Universe," in English as well as a message in Spanish noting that Nicaraguans had made history with her crowning.
In another first for the evening, Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, and TV personalities Jeannie Mai Jenkins and Maria Menounos hosted the pageant, making it the first time the show was mc’d by an all-female team.
John Legend also performed during the night, and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, shared a series of posts on her Instagram Story from her position in the audience at the event.
In addition, for the first time in its history, the pageant allowed married women and mothers to compete. The international competition also featured two openly trans women, Marina Machete from Portugal and Rikkie Kollé from the Netherlands, according to CNN affiliate WLWT5.