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Miss Universe® Returns to Telemundo Live and Exclusively in Spanish

The beauty pageant will be held in El Salvador on Saturday, November 18, 2023
Miss Universo R’Bonney Gabriel en la coronación.
Miss Universo R’Bonney Gabriel en la coronación. Getty Images

Today, Telemundo and the MISS UNIVERSE® Organization (MUO) announced a multi-year deal confirming the Hispanic network as the official Spanish-language home for the competition in the United States. The upcoming 72nd edition of MISS UNIVERSE® will air exclusively in Spanish, live from El Salvador on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

The world’s most popular pageant, which will culminate when the current titleholder, R’Bonney Gabriel of Houston, TX, crowns her successor at the end of the competition, brings together women from over 90 countries to compete for the MISS UNIVERSE® title and the opportunity to bring their social-impact cause to a global audience. 

“As the exclusive broadcast home of Miss Universe in the U.S., we are thrilled to bring the competition back to our audience live from El Salvador, a Latin American country full of beauty and rich in culture,” stated Ronald Day, President of Entertainment and Content Strategy for Telemundo. “This highly anticipated global event showcases our diverse cultures, while recognizing women who have positively impacted their countries and helped empower others.” 

“Miss Universe and Telemundo have a decades long relationship and it is simply put, an incredible partnership,” said Paula Shugart, MISS UNIVERSE® Organization President, and Executive Producer of the show. “Telemundo has successfully taken the Miss Universe broadcast and built it into a weeklong media event, garnering huge ratings across multiple platforms and multi-tiered programming. I look forward to continuing to grow this relationship in the years to come.” 

In addition to the live broadcast, MISS UNIVERSE® fans will be able to enjoy exciting content on the network’s entertainment shows, as well as on Telemundo’s digital and social media platforms leading up to and during the main event. Viewers can join the conversation by following @Telemundo on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises: 

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises leads the media industry in the production and distribution of Spanish-language content for U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. The company serves U.S. Hispanics through its national broadcast network, the cable network Universo, and digital platforms including the Telemundo app and streaming services, such as Peacock, among others. The Telemundo Network offers Spanish-language entertainment, news, and sports content reaching 95% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 30 owned stations and 61 affiliate stations. Telemundo also owns an independent station serving Puerto Rico. Telemundo is the exclusive U.S. Spanish-language home of the world’s two most popular sporting events, the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games, as well as the Premier League and Mexican soccer team Chivas. The #1 producer of scripted Spanish-language content in the U.S., Telemundo Global Studios includes Telemundo Television Studios, Telemundo Streaming Studios, and Underground Producciones. Telemundo’s new Tplus content brand on Peacock features programming developed for the full spectrum of Hispanics. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About The MISS UNIVERSE® Organization:

The MISS UNIVERSE® Organization (MUO) exists to advocate for a future forged by women and good for all. It is a global community that supports women to realize their goals through experiences that build self-confidence and create opportunities for success. Their programs provide an international platform to affect positive change through influential humanitarian and professional efforts for 10,000 women who participate annually. The delegates and titleholders are leaders and role models in their communities; they develop personal and professional goals and inspire others to do the same. To learn more, visit