On this Saturday night, in San Salvador, capital of El Salvador, the 72nd edition of the Miss Universe international beauty pageant took place. After competing against 82 participants from five continents, the new queen won the crown this Saturday, November 18 at the ‘José Adolfo Pineda’ National Gymnasium, in San Salvador, making history for her country.
Sheynnis Palacios is the candidate who represented the Central American country during the international contest. The 23-year-old woman is a graduate of the Central American University where she obtained a degree in mass communication. Palacios was crowned Miss Teen Nicaragua in 2016 and, four years later, she positioned herself as Miss World Nicaragua, which allowed her to participate in this version of Miss Universe.
Miss Nicaragua was crowned by the American queen R’Bonney Gabril , winner of the contest last year and who presented the ‘Force For Good’ , the most expensive crown in the history of Miss Universe which is currently valued at 5.3 million dollars given its decoration with carats of blue sapphires, carats of white diamonds and a blue sapphire.
|Full name||Sheynnis Alondra Palaces Cornejo|
|Place of birth||Managua, Nicaragua|
|Year of birth||2000|
|Education||Degree in mass communication|
Who is Sheynnis Palacios? What she does for living?
The beauty queen Sheynnis Alondra Palacios Cornejo was born on May 31, 2000 in Managua, however, in Miss Nicaragua she represented Diriamba, Carazo. Palacios has a degree in Social Communication. She is currently the host and presenter of the program “Underst and your mind”, which is broadcast on Channel 11 television. In this program they invite specialists in mental health issues.
She considers herself enthusiastic behind the camera, either as a producer or editor. Her anxiety episodes were the driving force behind starting her project called “Understand Your Mind.” This project aims to emphasize the importance of mental health.
«I would love to and my main focus is to be an agent of change for all girls. By starting to educate girls we can create the difference that we have been needing so much. I love knowing that we are very close to being able to win the crown for my country. “My essence is going to be the perfect weapon so that the organization knows the quality that identifies me to be the next Miss Universe,” .she told Telemundo
How did she come so far in Miss Universe 2023 and won the title?
Palacios’ life is surrounded by catwalks and in 2016 she became Miss Teen Nicaragua. The following year she participated in Teen Universo and was among the 10 finalists.
Three years later, in 2020, she participated in Miss World, winning the crown. In 2021, the contest in Nicaragua was canceled due to the covid pandemic, however, Palacios traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico to represent Nicaragua and was part of the top 40.
Facts of Miss Universe 2023 Sheynnis Alondra Palacios Cornejo in her own words
- What I am most proud of in my career is my life.
- If I could have a superpower it would be elemental kinesis.
- I am inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft and her great bravery.
- If I had to describe myself in one word, it would be resilient.
- I am happiest when I enjoy the sunset.
- I can’t live without my pets and my family.