Jane Dipika Garrett, representing Miss Nepal, has carved her place in history by becoming the pioneering plus-size model to grace the renowned Miss Universe stage. The upcoming Miss Universe 2023 is poised to shatter prevalent stereotypes that have long surrounded beauty pageants. This year's event promises to be a watershed moment, marked by a series of groundbreaking firsts.
The 72nd edition of this globally watched beauty pageant is set to redefine norms, welcoming a diverse array of contestants. Among them are not only traditional contenders but also trailblazers--a testament to the evolving landscape of beauty standards. This year, Miss Universe 2023 stands out for its inclusion of not just one, but two transgender women, two accomplished mothers, and notably, a confident and striking plus-size model, Jane Dipika Garrett, vying for the coveted crown.
Jane, at the age of 22, captured the hearts of many spectators during the preliminary rounds held in El Salvador on November 15. Her poised and commanding presence on the runway instantly garnered widespread adoration and support from the audience.
Yet, Garrett's participation was not without its share of controversy and mixed reactions.