Nicaragua’s Sheynnis Palacios to wear ‘El Zanate’ inspired national costume at Miss Universe 2023

20 Oct 2023 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Universe Nicaragua 2023 Sheynnis Palacios is all set to showcase ‘El Zanate’ inspired national costume at Miss Universe 2023 to be held in El Salvador in December this year.

Designed by Jorge Salazar Caliz, the costume is inspired by the El Zanate, the Nicaraguan grackle bird species only found in Nicaragua and northern part of Costa Rica. The stunning costume with black piece with iridescent sparkles represents that in every adversity there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.



Miss Nicaragua organization, through their official social media, gave the details of the costume, “Opening my wings to the wind I am the elegant and beautiful grackle of jet black colors, with iridescent tones and beautiful singing. I am the inspiration to create this beautiful piece of dark tones.”

“I am happy, boisterous, spicy like Nica, optimistic and ready for a new day, brightening the parks and fields of my beautiful Nicaragua and all of Latin America”, she added.



Miss Universe 2023, the 72nd edition of Miss Universe, will be held in El Salvador on 18th November 2023 where R'Bonney Gabriel of USA will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.