Miss Universe 2023 - Shanice Palacios Cornejo crowned 

Shanice Palacios Cornejo is not only a beautiful girl but also a talented personality. She has a degree in Mass Communication, works as a TV presenter, plays volleyball and is passionate about charity work. She is also the winner of several national and international beauty contests, including Miss Teen Nicaragua 2016, Miss World Nicaragua 2020 and, of course, Miss Nicaragua 2023.  

The Miss Universe 2023 pageant was held on 18 November 2023 in San Salvador, El Salvador, where Shanice received the crown from her predecessor R’Bonni Gabriel from the USA. This is a historic achievement for Nicaragua, which has won one of the Big Four international beauty pageants for the first time. 

Shanice Palacios Cornejo represented the city of Diriamba. At the ceremony in San Salvador, she beat more than 90 contestants from different countries to receive the crown from Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonni Gabriel from the USA. She is also the second Central American to win the prestigious title, after Panama’s Justine Pasek in 2002. 

We are proud of Shanice Palacios Cornejo and her great performance at Miss Universe 2023! She is a true star and an inspiration to so many! We congratulate Shanice Palacios Cornejo on this wonderful achievement and wish her every success in her future projects! 

We would also like to congratulate Moria Wilson from Australia and Antonia Porsild from Thailand, who were among the top three finalists.  They impressed the judges with their charm and talent.

Shanice Alondra Palacios Cornejo’s triumph is a testament to her dedication, grace and the embodiment of beauty, inside and out. Nicaragua proudly celebrates this historic and awe-inspiring moment as Shanice gracefully rises to represent the epitome of universal beauty and poise, captivating hearts around the world with her spirit and elegance. 

Congratulations to the beauty queen!