Miss Universe Belize Withdraws from Miss Universe Franchise
National Director and President of Miss Universe Belize Organization, Romeo Escobar announced moments ago that the organization will no longer be part of the Miss Universe franchise. Escobar writes “recently the Miss Universe Organization was purchased by JKN Global Group. With that comes many changes and new implementations of how their business model works, this includes bidding for our franchises as directors. This does not align with the way I conduct business and believe it is not a sustainable way to keep a partnership long term with its directors. Because of this, I have decided to part ways with Miss Universe and give up the franchise.” According to Escobar, the reigning Miss Belize 2022 Ashley Lightburn will continue her reign until August 2023 per her contract and all our deals with sponsors will continue to be fulfilled for the remainder of the year.