Miss Universe 2022 was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States on January 14, 2023.
In this year’s pageant, contestants from over 84 countries competed against each other.
It’s hosted by Jeannie Mai and Olivia Culpo (Miss Universe 2012).
The panel is all-female, which is the first time in 70 years.
The pageant was held by the JKN Global Group for the first time as they purchased the Miss Universe Organization on October 2022.
It was aired on JKN18 and JKN-CNBC and the Roku Channel was the official broadcaster of the show for the first time.
In the event, the France contestant of Miss Universe became a viral meme on social media platforms.
In the clip, the contestants were shouting the names of their respective countries.
The contestant from El Salvador shouted, “El Salvador!” and the contestant from Finland shouted, “Finland!”.
When it was the contestant from France’s turn, she screamed “France!”.
However, many people mocked her scream because it sounded like a seagull and others said that it sounded like a rooster.
On YouTube, the clip got over 462,000 views in 2 weeks.
The clip was reposted on multiple social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.
Here are some of the reactions, “I mean most of them sounded goofy, but France was just unreal”.
“She channeled the spirit of the national bird”.
“Miss France must have lost her voice with all that rioting”.
“Wasn’t bad. Can’t imagine how anyone would scream France better”.
“If you ever need to explain to someone, the noise a cat makes if someone steps on its tail. Use this”.
R’Bonney Gabriel from the United States was crowned Miss Universe 2022.