The Big Easy will welcome almost 90 contestants from countries all around the world.
“The City of New Orleans and the Miss Universe Organization share common values of celebrating inclusion, culture, and the empowerment of women,” said New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell this Monday.
She also shared an Instagram video on her profile adding the message:
“We are honored to host the 71st annual Miss Universe pageant and show people around the globe why New Orleans is the best in the world at executing major events, festivals, conferences, and conventions with a culture that is absolutely unmatched. Hosting this event demonstrate the significant global impact an international city like New Orleans has on the world’s tourism and cultural stages”.
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“There is no place like New Orleans. This vibrant city has been at the top of our list to host for quite some time due to its rich cultural history, as well as its unique arts, entertainment, and culinary scene”, said Paula Shugart, president of The Miss Universe Organization.
The competition will be aired on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the city’s convention center. At the end, Miss Universe, Harnaaz Sandhu from India, will crown the new winner.
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