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Miss Universe will allow married women

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Published: 19:12, 10 August 2022  
Miss Universe will allow married women

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For the first time in its history, Miss Universe will allow married women and mothers to compete in the international pageant, reports businessinsider.

The new rules will take effect for the 72nd Miss Universe pageant in 2023, according to an internal memo obtained by The National. Preliminary pageants have already begun for this year's Miss Universe, which will be held in December.

A source close to the Miss Universe organization confirmed the rule change with Insider and said the memo went out to national directors on Friday.

"We all believe that women should have agency over their lives and that a human's personal decisions should not be a barrier to their success," the memo read, according to The National.

Before the rule change, only women between the ages of 18 and 28 who had never been married and had no children were allowed to compete for Miss Universe. The age bracket will remain the same, the source confirmed to Insider.