Come 2023, married women, mothers can take part in Miss Universe contest

From next year, irrespective of their marital and parental status contestants' eligibility will not be affected.

Miss Universe Pageant

In a significant and historic step, the Miss Universe pageant is making new changes in the selection criteria of the contestants.

The international beauty pageant is expanding eligibility for its competition by allowing mothers and married women to enter leaving behind its decades-old rules.