Miss Universe has a brand new owner and with a change in ownership, a change in ideologies and overall pattern of the pageant was well expected. Fans were looking forward to the new era of the Miss Universe and Anne Jakkaphong did not disappoint. Whether it is about drama or controversy, Miss Anne surely served. But fret not honey, we are here to break down what's new going on at the Pageant alpha lately.
- Starting with the crowning controversy -
This one really shook the pageant world to bits! Anne revealed in an interview recently that she will be crowning the first ever Miss Universe of her era. She also expressed her vision of crowning the winner of the 100th edition of Miss Universe, likely to be held in 2052. Fans were left confused, furious and heartbroken by the sudden announcement and most bashed the organisation and Anne for it on all social media platforms. Pageant pages from all over the world started pointing out the similarities between the new Miss Universe era and Miss Grand International’s pageant culture, both now run by Thai business personalities. Anne, however, was not unaware of the rage she had unknowingly ignited, and so she took it to herself to calm down the burning pageant world. Various polls and stories were posted from her end on all of her personal social media handles, asking fans their opinion and suggestions on the given scenario. Not once were the fans made to feel not welcomed or unimportant throughout the entire crowning case and in the end, after considering all of our views, Anne announced that she will not tamper with the age old Miss Universe traditions, giving the right to crown her own successor back to our reigning queen - Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu.
- The New Crown -
During one of the press conferences held in Thailand, Anne revealed that Miss Universe is in fact going to get a new crown, from the present crown partner Mouwad itself. She also revealed excitedly that this time we can expect the crown to have a blue diamond instead of a yellow one as present in the current Mouwad Power Of Unity crown. She also revealed that fans might get a glimpse of the new Mouwad crown later this year in December and we cant be more excited to see what would be the new symbol for the Miss Universe Legacy.
- New Sash -
Fans are also expecting to see a new sash design this year with a new era beginning. Many stories and posts by the Miss Universe owner Anne suggest that she and her team are reviewing all old sashes from the earlier years of Miss Universe and taking inspiration from them to design a new sash for the first year in her era.
- Miss Universe Apartment -
Well, Miss Universe, along with her Miss USA and Miss Teen USA sisters stay in a New York apartment, that we see in most of the shoots and lives, but now with the JKN era, we see the situation improving for the upcoming Miss Universe queens as Miss Anne has promised the fans that the new Miss Universe will spend the majority of her time travelling between USA and Thailand, where she will have her own penthouse to live in. Along with that, the new Miss Universe will also travel in her own private jet across all the countries as per the latest news going around in the pageant town.
- Runners Up -
Anne has been giving interviews back to back ever since the news of her taking over the MUO came out and she has been dropping bombs all over the pageant civilization with every new interview and press conference that she has. In her most recent interview, she revealed that the new Miss Universe and her two runners up will fly to Thailand and stay in the penthouse. Fans have not received this news well and there has been a lot of criticism regarding the new changes she is making in the MU legacy. MAny think that she is too excited for her new era and therefore she is making such drastic decisions because she can't contain her overwhelming feelings, but honestly, we totally get the enthusiasm. Who wouldn't lose their mind over being the new owner of the Miss Universe pageant anyway? We get you Anne.
- The change in the eligibility criteria -
While very little is known about these changes, a lot is being talked about allowing married and divorced women to participate in the annual celebration of women empowerment and feminism - Miss Universe. After the Miss Supranational announced the change in the age criteria, now allowing women up to 32 years of age to participate in their pageant, fans are expecting to see similar changes in the MUO manifesto. We are loving the healthy competition between the major pageants these days. It's just amazing to see these pageants make progressive changes in their culture to fit the current ideals of being woke and inclusive, and we totally love it. However, we can expect these changes to come into effect in the 2023’s MU edition as most national contenders for the 2022 competition have already been crowned.
- No Bias -
For years we have seen how Miss Universe has always had one spot reserved for Miss USA in the first cut, just as other pageants like Miss Supranational have always given one spot to Poland in their annual pageant. This year however, Miss Anne has promised the fans that we shall not see any form of bias and favouritism in her era. This might also mean that we might see many powerhouse countries not placing since no sash factor will be considered from now on and some new, never seen before countries might surprise the world and even win it all!
- Capes -
OH MY GOD! Boy did we save the best one for the last! Recent posts from the present national contenders from all over the world suggests that all the Miss Universe contestants participating in the Miss Universe 2022 have received a plain cape from the organisation that they can customise as per their liking for the upcoming Miss Universe competition that is scheduled to be held in January next year. That means, the beautiful girls get to individualise their own swimsuit capes to show their own creativity and personality. Now, whoever thought of that definitely deserves a raise, because we are going all gaga over this idea!
Unfortunately, that's all that we have time for today. However, stay tuned because we will be back with yet another amazing update about everything pageant and Miss.