Miss Universe 2023: Internet abuzz with praise for contestant Jane Dipika Garrett
- Web Desk
- Nov 23, 2023
WEB DESK: Jane Dipika Garrett, the Miss Universe 2023 contestant, has become a trending topic on the internet, celebrated for breaking barriers as a plus-size model.
The Miss Universe 2023 pageant, held in El Salvador over the weekend, crowned Miss Nicaragua Sheynnis Palacios as the winner, triumphing over 83 other contestants from around the world. However, beyond Palacios’ victory, this edition of the pageant garnered attention for its progressive and inclusive approach to eligibility criteria.
The Miss Universe 2023 pageant embraced more inclusive rules by allowing the participation of married, separated, and divorced women. Furthermore, the pageant took a significant step forward in recognizing diversity by welcoming transwomen and plus-size women to participate, fostering a more representative and empowering platform for contestants. The move towards inclusivity reflects a broader shift in beauty standards, acknowledging and celebrating the diversity of women around the world.
Who is Jane Dipika Garrett?
At 23 years old, Jane Dipika, an American-born Nepali model, has made a significant impact as a pageant titleholder and advocate for body positivity. Standing at 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 80 kg, she broke barriers by securing a spot in the top 20 of the Miss Universe 2023, marking the historic occasion of a plus-size contestant reaching the semi-final stage. Prior to this achievement, she had already made history by becoming the first plus-sized woman to be crowned Miss Nepal earlier in the year.
The competition showcased 84 contestants in a week-long extravaganza, featuring a dazzling array of segments, including the elegant evening gown, sizzling swimsuit, and the culturally rich national dress.