Eva Longoria Celebrates: Eva Longoria expressed her joy on social media following Nicaragua’s historic victory in the Miss Universe competition. Despite her Mexican heritage, the actress, producer, and businesswoman celebrated the triumph of a fellow Latina who clinched the coveted crown.
Sheynnis Alondra Palacios Cornejo made history as she was crowned Miss Universe, triumphing over 84 contestants (after Miss China’s withdrawal) during the 72nd annual Miss Universe competition in El Salvador.
Broadcasted live from the José Adolfo Pineda National Gymnasium on November 18, Sheynnis Palacios became a source of pride for her country, joining the illustrious Miss Universe family.
The event marked Pakistan’s debut in Miss Universe, with Erica Robin representing the nation—an important step toward global inclusivity and diversity. Additionally, Maria Camila Avella Montañez from Colombia and Michelle Cohn from Guatemala created history as the first married contestants and mothers to compete in Miss Universe.
In another stride towards inclusivity, Rikkie Valerie Kollé from the Netherlands and Marina Machete from Portugal became the second and third transwomen to participate in Miss Universe, following in the footsteps of Angela Ponce, who represented Spain in 2018.
While Eva Longoria is celebrated as one of Hollywood’s most successful actresses, her journey to stardom began with her victory in the Miss Corpus Christi USA pageant in 1998. She then pursued another title in the Miss Texas USA competition before eventually making the move to Los Angeles to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress—a decision that shaped her remarkable career.