Shennis Palacios is a Nicaraguan model, businesswoman, TV host, and social activist who made headlines in 2023 when she became the first Nicaraguan woman to win the Miss Universe crown.
- 1 Wiki/Biography
- 2 Physical Appearance
- 3 Family
- 4 relationships/affairs
- 5 Religion
- 6 livelihood
- 7 achievements
- 8 car collection
- 9 salary/income
- 10 Facts/General Knowledge
Shennis Alondra Palacios Cornejo was born on Tuesday, May 30, 2000 (age 23 years; as of 2023) in Diriamba, Carazo, Nicaragua. His zodiac sign is Gemini.
He had his early schooling at La Salle School, Managua, followed by English courses at the American Nicaraguan School, Managua.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the Central American University (UCA), Managua, which he completed in 2022. While studying in her school and college, she started competing in beauty pageants.
Height (Approx): 5′ 11″
Weight (Approx): 55 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye colour: black
Picture Measurements (Approx): 32-26-34
He is from a middle class family.
parents and siblings
His mother’s name is Raquel Cornejo, who is a single mother. She has a younger brother named Alex.
husband and children
He is unmarried and has no children.
His maternal grandmother’s name is Sylvia Cornejo who lives with Shennis and her family.
Her boyfriend’s name is Hanny Xavier Falcon. Before that she had two boyfriends.
He is a Catholic Christian.
She had an interest in beauty pageants since her early teens and became Miss Teen Nicaragua 2016, representing her home region of Carazo. She later placed in the top 10 of Miss Teen Universe 2017 held in Managua, Nicaragua.
On 16 May 2020, she won the Miss World Nicaragua 2020 crown, representing Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. She was set to represent Nicaragua at the Miss World pageant in 2020 and 2021; However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those beauty shows were cancelled.
She made it to the top 40 at the 70th edition of Miss World held at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 16 March 2022 by winning the head-to-head Fastrack challenge, but failed to advance. Top-13. She later tested positive for COVID-19, due to which she could not compete at the 2022 Reinado Internacional del Café.
On August 5, 2023, she became Miss Nicaragua 2023.
She has walked the ramp in many fashion shows and has also done many modeling photoshoots.
miss universe 2023
On 18 November 2023, Shanice Palacios won the Miss Universe 2023 pageant held at the José Adolfo Pineda Arena in San Salvador, El Salvador. Antonia Porsild of Thailand was the first runner-up and Moraya Wilson of Australia was the second runner-up.
She became the fifth Nicaraguan woman to advance to the semi-finals, the first Nicaraguan woman to win the title, and the second woman from Central America to be crowned Miss Universe, following Panama’s Justine Pasek in 2002, originally 1st runner-up and He later inherited the title. The original title holder was dethroned.
When she was asked that if she had to spend a year with another woman, who would she choose and what was the reason behind it, she chose British writer, philosopher and women’s rights advocate Mary Wollstonecraft and said that the reason was that Mary Opened new paths for them. women and said,
he opened [a] gap and gave opportunity to many women. What would I do, I would need that gap [to] Open so that women can work in any field they choose to work in [are] No limits for women. That was 1750. Now in 2023, we are making history.”
She said that she was very happy to win the crown as she was representing her country on such a grand stage and said,
When I heard about Nicaragua backstage, my soul was thrilled, my heart was filled and I felt so happy to represent not only the women of Nicaragua, but the entire country.”
Shennis Palacios has also worked as a television host and presenter of the show ‘Understand Your Mind’, which deals with mental health and is broadcast on TV Red (Canal 11). He is also interested in creating content.
He once said that his goal was to become an audio-visual producer and start his own international PR company. She said she wanted to pursue a master’s degree in cinematography and a master’s degree in audiovisual production
Shennis Palacios has done many social activities to help the poor and the underprivileged. After Nicaragua was hit by two hurricanes in November 2020, he started a fundraising project called ‘Uniting Lives’ to help those affected by the natural disaster by rebuilding the San Bartolo bridge.
She also runs another project called ‘Smiles That Teach’, through which she raises funds for children undergoing cleft palate and cleft lip surgery at the Smiles Nicaragua Operation Center. Through one of her projects called ‘Beauty with a Purpose’, she started a veterinary clinic in the La Fuente neighborhood of Managua.
Since she suffered from anxiety while growing up, she has helped over 60 women with anxiety-related issues through her mental health awareness TV show named ‘Understand Your Mind’. He has organized over 100 fundraisers for his social aid projects.
She runs a business venture called Buñuelos la Guadalupana, a food business, in partnership with her mother.
- First Nicaraguan woman to win Miss Universe (2023)
- First Central American woman to win Miss Universe (2023)
He purchased a Nissan Sentra in November 2022.
She earned $250,000 as cash prize after winning Miss Universe 2023.
- At the age of seventeen, Shanice Palacios was harassed while she was in the washroom of a restaurant in Managua. She revealed that a male man tried to record her and make MMS on her phone.
- He is a dog lover and has four dogs named Bruce, Brownie, Koda and Simba. She also loves other animals like iguanas.
- She loves dancing since childhood and often does dance sessions.
- Shennis Palacios enjoys riding horses in her spare time.
- She often does adventurous activities like sandboarding with her friends.
- She often works out in the gym to maintain her slim figure.
- His favorite singer-songwriter is Luis Pastor.
- Shanice Palacios considers her mother Raquel Cornejo as her role model.
- She likes to spend time on beaches.
- During the National Costume Round of Miss Universe 2023, she wore a costume based on the El Zanate bird (similar to the grackle bird), which is found in abundance in Nicaragua. Although most people liked her outfit, some news reporters and people made memes about her wearing a black bag, which the public did not like.
- She often attends LGBTQ+ rallies to show her support for their campaign.
- Barbie doll toys are based on her appearance.
- She used to play volleyball during her college days.
- She likes to do activities that stimulate her mentally like reading books and solving puzzles.