Miss Universe 2023 hosts Olivia Culpo, Maria Menounos and Jeannie Mai Jenkins turned heads while on stage Saturday during the pageant held in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Culpo led the charge in a black pair of sandal heels, which she wore with a coordinating black gown. The garment featured a satin strappy form-fitted bodice that transitioned into a voluminous skirt crafted of rows of sequins that provided the garment with textural interest.
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Accompanying her look, the model sported a variety of diamond-encrusted pieces of jewelry. She wore her dark tresses in a middle part slicked back and into an updo. Culpo, a former Miss Universe, hosted the pageant last year.
Jenkins took a more striking approach to her footwear game, sporting silver metallic sandals. The style featured rounded open toes, thin straps and high-shine metallic uppers. It’s likely the set also included stiletto heels that offered the “How Do I Look?” star a boost in height.
Similarly to Culpo, Jenkins wore a black gown that was floor-length and form-fitted. The garment was comprised of long sleeves and a large cut-out on the abdomen.
Finally, Menounos threw in a fashion curve ball, going the more colorful route as opposed to her fellow hosts. Accompanied by what appeared to be metallic gold sandal heels, the television host sported a Celia Kritharioti spring 2022 couture look featuring a sequined blue and brown printed strappy bra top worn with a matching sequin skirt featuring an array of unique geometric prints.
Miss Universe is a pageant held annually by the Miss Universe Organization, which celebrates women’s accomplishments across the world. This year’s event will be held in El Salvador, featuring 86 contestants from international countries. The occasion includes John Legend as this year’s musical performance, which will take place before the current Miss Universe R’Bonney Gabriel crowns her successor.
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