In a spectacular showcase of beauty, talent, and global unity, the 72nd Miss Universe pageant reached its grand finale in El Salvador.
The event, which concluded in the early hours of this morning, saw immense support from Namibians as they rallied behind Jameela |Uiras.
Miss Nicaragua, Sheynnis Palacios, emerged victorious and claimed the coveted title of Miss Universe 2023.
Miss Thailand, Anntonia Porsild, secured the position of 2nd runner-up, while Miss Australia, Moraya Wilson, gracefully took the third spot.
Namibia's pride, Jameela |Uiras, showcased her grace and poise on the international stage, earning her a well-deserved spot in the top 20 out of 84 entrants and winning the Miss Universe Beauties' 'Face of the Universe' award.
Adding to the global flavour of the event, Pakistan made its debut as a first-time entrant, contributing to the diversity and inclusivity of the Miss Universe pageant.
Miss Universe Namibia captivated the nation, creating a moment of unity among all Namibians and achieving a historic feat by restoring confidence in Namibia's ability to win Miss Universe.
The Miss Universe Organisation removed age restrictions for all Miss Universe and affiliated pageants, also allowing married women and mothers to participate. Miss Universe 2023 also opened doors for transgender inclusion in global pageantry.