Miss Universe China 2023 Withdraws from Competition Due to Travel Visa Issue
The organizers of the Miss Universe China beauty pageant have announced that Jia Qi, the country’s representative to the 2023 Miss Universe Competition, has officially withdrawn from the competition.
In an Instagram post on Nov. 16, Jia revealed that she will miss out on the prestigious pageant due to delays in issuing a travel visa. Instead, she will represent China in the 2024 Miss Universe Competition.
The full announcement reads: “The Miss Universe competition will be held from November 15 to the 18. The organizing committee and the champion, Ms. Jia Qi, applied for visa procedures as soon as her crowning was announced and actively prepared for the global finals. However, due to late issuance, she flew to El Salvador as soon as her visa was granted, missing more than a week of activities, making it impossible for her to compete at this year’s international event. The 2023 Miss Universe China will represent our homeland at the Miss Universe 2024 competition next year! She will continue her full training to demonstrate what she is capable of. We thank the fans for all the support she has received worldwide!”
With China’s withdrawal, 84 candidates will vie for the title of 2023 Miss Universe in El Salvador on Nov. 18 (Nov. 19 Manila time).