San Salvador: Sheynnis Palacios, the contestant from Nicaragua, has been crowned Miss Universe 2023 at an event held at the Jose Adolfo Pineda Arena in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador on Sunday.

Palacios is the 72nd Miss Universe and the first Nicaraguan to win the title, and was crowned by R'Bonney Gabriel of the United States, who was Miss Universe 2022 at the event, reports India Today.

Thai contestant Anntonia Porsild was the first runner-up in the race for the title, while Moraya Wilson from Australia secured the third place in the beauty pageant.

Eighty-four countries and territories sent their contestants for the pageant in San Salvador, which had been hosted by American TV star Jeannie Mai and Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo as well as American TV presenter Maria Menounos.

Miss India Shweta Sharda reached the list of the top 20 contestants. Incidentally, this is the first time that Pakistan participated in the Miss Universe contest.

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New Delhi (PTI): Delhi Water Minister Atishi was hospitalised early Tuesday after her health deteriorated due to her indefinite fast to demand water for the national capital amid its ongoing crisis, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party said here.

It said in a post on 'X' that the minister was admitted to the emergency ICU at the Lok Nayak Hospital.

"Water Minister Atishi's health deteriorates. Her blood sugar level dropped to 43 at midnight and to 36 at 3 AM, after which LNJP Hospital doctors advised immediate hospitalisation." the party said.

"She has not eaten anything for the last five days and is on an indefinite hunger strike demanding Haryana government to release Delhi's share of water. She's been admitted in the emergency ICU at LNJP. We pray for her speedy recovery," it said.

Atishi began her hunger strike on June 21.