The 71st Miss Universe is scheduled to take place on January 14 at the Ernest N. Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and will include a total of 84 beauty pageants competing.

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Here are 5 favorites to win the Miss Universe 2023 title:

1) Celeste Cortesi

Celeste is an Italian-Filipino model who is 25 years old. She was crowned 2022 Miss Universe Philippines. Celeste is one of the most popular contestants to win this year’s pageant, with a massive following base of 568,000 followers.

2) Barbera Cabrera

Barbara is a Buenos Aires-born model who will represent Argentina in the Miss Universe pageant in 2023. During the Miss Universe Argentina 2018 competition, she represented her hometown. Her Instagram fans, who number nearly 70,000, are rooting for her to be crowned this year.

3) Swelia Da Silva Antonio

Antonio was born in Angola and has lived there all of his life. When she was quite little, her family relocated to the Netherlands.

Swelia, who was named Miss Angola Universe 2022, says she is a social scientist to her 16.3k followers on social media

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4) Kritina Ayanian

Kristina Ayanian is a community reporter, financial analyst, and activist. She obtained a degree in finance and global studies from Bentley University, according to her personal website. She was the 2022 Miss Universe of Armenia.

She frequently uses her fan network of slightly over 20k followers to spread the word about the subjects she is passionate about.

5) Alia Guindi

Alia Guindi is Miss Switzerland Universe 2022 who hails from the town of Fully. The contestant is only 19 years old and has been passionate about classical dance and contemporary dance since an early age.

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After being purchased for $20 million by transgender entrepreneur Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip, the Miss Universe pageant—once dubbed an outdated event—took a new direction in 2022.

Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip, a well-known media magnate in Thailand and supporter of transgender rights, is the CEO of JKN Global Group PCL, a media distribution company founded in Thailand.

“We aspire not only to uphold its legacy of giving a stage to driven people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and traditions, but also to evolve the brand for the next generation,” Anne said.