The countdown for the Miss Universe 2023 has begun and beauty pageants from all across the globe have braced up to represent their country. This year, a total of 84 beauty pageants would be competing during the 71st Miss Universe, set to take place on January 14 at the Ernest N. Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Notably, Harnaaz Sandhu made India proud after she won Miss Universe 2022 last year and therefore people of India are all braced to see who will be winning the honour this year. Now, the question arises who is representing India at the Miss Universe 2023 or who is representing India at the Miss Universe this year? The answer is Divita Rai. Divita Rai will be representing India at the Miss Universe 2023. Now the question arises who is Divita Rai? To know about her and her personal life, continue reading below-

Who is Divita Rai?

Hailing from Karnataka, Divita Rai is an Indian model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe India on 28 August 2022 in Mumbai by outgoing Miss Universe India and Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu. Divita will now represent India at Miss Universe 2022 competition to be held on 14 January 2023. Divita qualified among the top three contestants from Karnataka state attempting to qualify for Femina Miss India 2019. In 2021, she competed in Miss Diva 2021 and finished as the 2nd runner-up to Miss Universe 2021, Harnaaz Sandhu. She also won the sub contest titles of Miss IQ, Miss Lifestyle, and Miss Sudoku during the pageant. Rai was crowned Miss Diva Universe 2022 on August 28 last year by the outgoing titleholder, Harnaaz Sandhu at the Miss Diva Organization's 10th-anniversary gala.

Divita is already a social media sensation. She enjoys a good fan base on Instagram. Divita has a total of 71K followers (while writing) on Instagram and she is quite active on social media. Divita was quoted by a news portal saying, "To represent your country on an international platform has been a dream. Harnaaz told me to figure out what makes me stand out and to hold on to that. There are so many countries competing here and we have this opportunity to showcase our culture. India has already proven its mettle. I am going with a positive mindset and will give my best."

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Miss Universe 2023

The Miss Universe Organization is owned by JKN Global Group, a Thai conglomerate company whose business holdings range from beverages to cosmetics. Telemundo has the licensing rights to air the pageant through 2023. Miss Universe 2023 will be taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo and “The Real” TV personality Jeannie Mai Jenkins will serve as hosts following Steve Harvey’s five-year run. For worldwide, The Miss Universe pageant is making its move to streaming after decades on broadcast television. Previously, the pageant was broadcast on Fox, but it’s now moving to the Roku Channel via a one-year deal for Roku to be the official home for Miss Universe.

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