Sheynnis Palacios from Nicaragua was crowned Miss Universe 2023 in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Antonia Porsild of Thailand secured the first runner-up position in the prestigious beauty pageant.

The competition featured 84 contestants, judged by a diverse panel including model Halima Aden and TikTok influencer Avani Gregg.

The event marked the inclusion of innovative choices like a burkini and the participation of "curvy" contestants.

Twenty semi-finalists were selected, with Miss Nepal and Miss Pakistan making notable entries but later eliminated.

The evening gown round further narrowed down the field to 10 contestants.

The final Q&A round featured Palacios expressing admiration for 18th-century philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft.

Spain's Athenea Pérez was honored as Miss Congeniality in the Miss Universe 2023 pageant.