Catriona Gray returns as Miss Universe host for the pageant’s 2023 run with Emmy-winning TV host Zuri Hall. Other hosts in the universe-known pageant are Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo and Jeannie Mai-Jenkins, who is an American TV host, and Maria Menounos, who is an awarded journalist.
Michelle Dee represents the Philippines in the 2023 run for the pageant. Dee is leading the “Voice for Change” poll, garnering over 200,000 at the moment. If Michelle Dee gains the title of Miss Universe 2023, she will be the fifth Filipina representative to win the crown. Last year’s Miss Universe was R’Bonney Gabriel, a Filipino American.
For Miss Universe 2023, Catriona Gray is returning as the backstage correspondent with Zuri Hall, with whom she was also partnered the previous year. Steve Harvey hosted the pageant from 2015 to 2021.
For Spanish-language watchers, hosts include Ecuadorian host-actor Danilo Carrera, Miss Universe Mexico 2001 Jacqueline Bracamontes, Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza, Miss Universe 2020 runner-up representing Brazil Julia Gama, and prominent television personality Carlos Adyan.
Catriona took to Instagram to announce her reprising her role as backstage correspondent for this year’s Miss Universe.
Zuri Hall also commented on Catriona’s post, “See you soon my dear ! 😘”. Catriona has received numerous positive comments on her post, with fans asking her to be the main host of next year’s event.
See this year’s roster of all-female hosts for the Miss Universe pageant here.
The representatives for the Miss Universe 2023 have already arrived in El Salvador for this year’s activities prior to the pageant proper. During the finals night, current Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel will be passing the crown to this year’s Miss Universe 2023 queen.
The pageant’s final night will be aired on the Kapamilya Channel, Metro.Style’s YouTube channel, A2Z Channel 11, and the iWantTFC app on November 19.
Preliminary competition and national costume contest will be held on both November 15 and 16. Fans are looking forward to this year’s national costume looks. In recent years, national costume competitions in pageants have been a medium for beauty queens to bring their country’s pressing issues to the map, increasing social awareness.