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Miss Universe crown goes to Nicaragua

Miss Nicaragua Sheynnis Pala- cios won the Miss Universe competition late Saturday night in El Salvador, the first to wear the crown from her country. Palacios is a 23-year-old communicologist, who said she wants to work to promote mental health after suffering debil- itating bouts of anxiety herself.

Miss Thailand, Anntonia Por- sild, was first runner-up and Miss Australia, Moraya Wilson, the second runner-up.

Eighty-four women competed for the crown in the 72nd edi- tion of the competition.

Palacios appeared to secure the win when she confidently answered the question of which woman’s shoes would she like to spend a year in by saying Mary Wollstonecraft, the 18th- century English writer and one of the forerunners of feminism.





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