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Newly crowned Rio Miyazaki Miss Universe Japan 2023 will represent her nation with the national flag at the upcoming 72ND Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador at the pageant venue Adolfo Pineda National Gymnasium (Gimnasio Nacional Adolfo Pineda) on Saturday November 18, 2023 where the reigning Miss Universe 2022, R'Bonney Gabriel will crown her successor at the end of Grand Finale.

New Queen Rio Miyazaki Miss Universe Japan 2023 is The First Jamaican Beauty Queen in the era of Dr. Anne JKN.

Get to know Rio Miyazaki

Since I was six years old I actively took part in cheerleading and worked my way up to becoming a cheerleader for a professional baseball team. I am studying early childhood education at university with the goal of becoming a teacher and making a difference in children’s lives. I'm the type of person who doesn't give up until I achieve my goals.

• I'm most proud of my cheerleading accomplishments in my life.

• If I could have any super power it would be to teleport around the world and enjoy all the interesting cultures.

• I'm inspired by Anne Sullivan.

• If I had to describe myself in one word it would be dedicated.

• I'm happiest when I'm cheerleading and making others smile through positive energy.

• I can't live without cheerleading.

Miss Universe Japan 2023 Final on Aug 30th with 30 Contestants: Check Results

Wed, Aug 30, 2023: The Miss Universe Japan Organization has scheduled the grand finale of Miss Universe Japan 2023 Competition to select the successor of the current queen Marybelen Sakamoto Miss Universe Japan 2022. This year 30 Contestants are vying the national crown to reach El Salvador where Miss Universe 2023 Pageant will be held in November. Today the contestants are facing Preliminary Interview. The Final Competition is happening today on the night of Wednesday, August 30th, 2023.

Results WINNER: Rio Miyazaki Miss Universe Japan 2023 (宮崎莉緒 ミス・ ユニバース・ジャパン)


  • Nana Miwa, 三輪奈南
  • Mio Yamamoto, 山本実生
  • Risa Morishita, 森下理沙
  • Misaki Matsumoto, 松本美咲

TOP 11

  1. Mina Yasukawa, 安川美那
  2. Karen Miyazawa, 宮澤かれん
  3. Yuma Enomoto, 榎元悠真
  4. Sayaka Uechi, 上地沙也香
  5. Rina Iuchi, 井内リナ
  6. Kana Takada, 高田佳奈

The organization is run by the national director Hiroko Mima who was Miss Universe Japan 2008 and Top 15 Miss Universe 2008.

The contestant Narumi Hirano is present in the official website but she is missing at latest social media posts showing only 30 Contestants.

The application and casting process started last year on Thursday, December 15th, 2022. The selection of candidates, various stages of the pageant and training briefs are posted at channel. The Miss Universe Japan 2022 Full Coronation Show is available to watch at and Check The Full Results here.

The LIST of 31 Miss Universe Japan 2023 Contestants

English Name, Japanese Name , Insta Handle

  1. Ai Mariaximena Sakuraba, 櫻庭 愛マリアヒメナ , @aimaria_sakuraba
  2. Aki Yavas, ヤバシ 亜樹 , @akiyavas
  3. Angelene Seki, 関 アンジェリン , @angeleneseki
  4. Emi Ozaki, 尾崎 恵美 , @emi_ozaki_2023
  5. Eri Fujita, 藤田 絵梨 , ⁡@_erifujita_
  6. Hiroka Takise, 滝瀬 央佳 , @hiroka_takise
  7. ⁡Kaho Tanaka, 田中香穂 , @kaho_tanaka_
  8. Kana Takada, 高田佳奈 , @kanatakada_
  9. ⁡Karen Miyazawa, 宮澤かれん , @karenmiyazawa
  10. Kotoha Abe, 阿部琴羽 , @kotoha_abe
  11. Kyoka Hori, 堀京香 , @_kyokahori
  12. Madoka Higuchi, 樋口 円華 , @madokahiguchi_
  13. Mao Eguchi, 江口真央 , @maoeguchi82
  14. Mariya Nagasawa, 長澤マリーヤ , @mariyanagasawa
  15. Mayuka Oyama, 大山真由佳 , @mayuka_oyama
  16. Mina Yasukawa, 安川美那 , @mina_yasukawa
  17. Mio Yamamoto, 山本実生 , @mio_yamamoto__
  18. Misaki Matsumoto, 松本美咲 , @misakimatsumoto__
  19. Miyu Matsumoto, 松本実優 , @miyumatsumoto1239
  20. Nana Miwa, 三輪奈南 , @nana_miwa_
  21. Hanada Nene, 花田寧々 , @hanada.nene
  22. Rina Iuchi, 井内リナ , @__rina0102__
  23. Rio Miyazaki, 宮崎莉緒 , @rio_miyazaki
  24. ⁡Risa Morishita, 森下理沙 , @risamorris
  25. Sayaka Osawa, 大澤彩楓, ⁡@sayaka_osawa_
  26. Sayaka Uechi, 上地沙也香 , @sayaka_uechi
  27. Shiori Akanuma, 赤沼詩織 , @shioriakanuma
  28. Yui Kano, 加納由唯 , @yui.kano1
  29. Yukiko Ozaki, 尾崎由起子 , @yukiko_ozaki1024
  30. Yuma Enomoto, 榎元悠真 , @yuma_enomoto_
  31. Narumi Hirano, 平野 成美

Image: Official Social Media - Marybelen Sakamoto Miss Universe Japan 2022 in National Costume

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