The Miss Universe organization from the 72nd edition will accept “women who are married or who have been married, as well as women who are pregnant or have children” who are interested in competing in the international event to be crowned most beautiful. want to do.
The decision will take effect from next year, and it was announced via a letter sent to the national directors that, according to the incident expert, Hector Joaquin was sent to them today. In the letter, citing Miss Universe CEO Amy Emmerich, the executive expressed that since her appointment in January 2022, she has an interest in evolving with “changing times to better represent and support women globally”. I was interested in guiding the organization. He also claimed to support MU President Paula Shugart.
“As part of the next phase in our evolution, we have implemented the following changes: effective and early contests in the 72nd Miss Universe pageant leading up to, Women who are or are already married, as well as women who are pregnant or have children, will be able to compete.”
In written communication, Emmerich established that audiences and directors’ surveys influenced the conclusion that “individual human judgments should not be a hindrance to success.”
The letter is expected to have more candidates as a result of the changes.
The decision represents a radical change in the organisation, which until the 71st edition, due this year, allows only single women, not the divorced and those without children. In the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, the participation of Spanish transgender Angela Ponce completely changed the fact that until then only women of birth were allowed to participate.