The 2023 Miss Universe pageant will broadcast in Spanish exclusively on Telemundo during its 72nd edition.
The network will bring special coverage of the competition live from its host country, El Salvador, which last hosted Miss Universe in 1975. And the pageant will bring women from more than 90 countries together to vie for the Miss Universe crown.
Some of the Latin American contestants who have been confirmed to participate in this year’s event include Isabella García-Manzo (El Salvador), Estefany Rivero (Bolivia), Maria Brechane (Brazil), Delary Stoffers (Ecuador), Elicena Andrada (Paraguay), Camila Escribens (Peru), and Diana Silva (Venezuela). Current Miss Universe titleholder, R’Bonney Gabriel (United States), will crown her successor at the end of the evening.
“As the exclusive broadcast home of Miss Universe in the U.S., we are thrilled to bring the competition back to our audience live from El Salvador, a Latin American country full of beauty and rich in culture,” Ronald Day, President of Entertainment and Content Strategy for Telemundo, said in a statement. “This highly anticipated global event showcases our diverse cultures, while recognizing women who have positively impacted their countries and helped empower others.”
Paula Shugart, Miss Universe president and executive producer of the pageant, said his organization was excited about their partnership with Telemundo, which was made possible because of their decades-long relationship.
“Telemundo has successfully taken the Miss Universe broadcast and built it into a weeklong media event, garnering huge ratings across multiple platforms and multi-tiered programming,” Shugart said. “I look forward to continuing to grow this relationship in the years to come.”
The 72nd edition of the Miss Universe pageant airs on November 18, 2023.