The 72nd annual Miss Universe pageant is almost here, and this year is shaping up to be one for the history books. The event will be taking place on Saturday at the José Adolfo Pineda Arena in San Salvador, El Salvador. This international beauty pageant will see over 80 women from around the world compete for the crown. One of the most groundbreaking aspects of this year’s competition is the inclusion of the first trans women, Miss Portugal Marina Machete and Miss Netherlands Rikkie Kollé, to join the event. In addition, the pageant will see Pakistan debut for the first time.
The Miss Universe pageant will be hosted by Olivia Culpo and Jeannie Mai Jenkins. The event will also feature a performance by the talented John Legend. With a panel of esteemed judges including model and activist Halima Aden, singer Mario Bautista, Telemundo host Giselle Blondet, influencer Avani Gregg, original Queer Eye star Carson Kressley, and former White House physician Dr. Connie Mariano, the competition is set to be fierce.
For those looking to catch the event online, there are a variety of options available. The 2023 Miss Universe pageant will air live on Saturday at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on the Roku channel, which is available at Roku.com, on Roku and Samsung TVs, and on devices that support the Roku app, including the Roku Streaming Stick, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and others. Additionally, the event will be broadcast on cable in Spanish on Telemundo, which is carried on live TV streaming platforms. Some of the best on-demand online cable services that offer Telemundo in their package are Fubo and Hulu + Live TV, while DirecTV Stream has an Español add-on with the channel. For viewers located outside of the U.S., a virtual private network (VPN) such as ExpressVPN can be used to watch Miss Universe from almost anywhere in the world.
DirecTV Stream offers packages starting at $64.99 per month and includes a seven-day trial with the Español add-on, which costs an additional $15 per month and includes Telemundo and 14 more Spanish-language channels. The live TV streaming service’s packages also include over 75 other channels, such as CNN, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and others. New subscribers can also earn up to a $400 Visa gift card for a limited time.
Fubo has packages starting at $74.99 per month, offering a range of more than 170 news, entertainment, and sports channels. The service also offers a five-day trial for new subscribers. Hulu + Live TV comes bundled with Disney+ and ESPN+ and includes Telemundo, NBC, and 75 other major cable news, entertainment, and sports channels, while Sling offers plans starting at $22.50 per month.
In conclusion, the 72nd annual Miss Universe pageant is a highly anticipated event, and with diverse representation and a star-studded lineup, it is sure to be an exciting and memorable evening. With multiple options available for viewers to stream the event, whether through cable or a variety of online streaming platforms, fans from around the world can tune in to watch their favorite contestants compete for the coveted crown. With the inclusion of trans women and the debut of Pakistan in the competition, this year’s pageant is a milestone in the history of Miss Universe.