This Saturday, January 14, the 71st edition of Miss Universe is celebrated from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The highly anticipated event will feature nearly 90 women from around the world vying for the position of Miss Universe 2023, through a variety of processes, including personal statements, in-depth interviews, and various categories, including evening gowns and swimwear.
The evening will culminate in the presentation of the crown by the 70th Miss Universe, Harnaaz Sandhu, who was crowned in December 2021 in Eilat, Israel, at the age of 21, bringing the crown to India for the first time in 20 years.
How many countries participate in Miss Universe 2021 and how many are there in the world?
According to official web portal of the organization of Miss Universe, This 2023 contestants from 84 countries and territories will participate. The competition will be hosted by Jeannie Mai and Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, while Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Zuri Hall will serve as backstage correspondents. This will be the first time the pageant has had an all-female presenting panel. These are the countries competing this year:
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How many countries are in the world?
Despite the fact that Miss Universe has several participants, not all countries in the world have a representative. The United Nations (UN) recognizes 193 sovereign nations as member states, plus two non-member observer states, for a total of 195. However, 195 is not the total count of nations, as Taiwan and Kosovo are sometimes recognized but not fully supported by the UN.
On the other hand, the number of recognized countries depends on each country, since some recognize the Vatican and others do not, while other countries, in addition to Taiwan and Kosovo, are usually recognized. That is why the number of recognized countries is between 150 and 200.