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Transgender, Thai billionaire mother who owns Miss Universe pageant promises changes

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The Miss Universe pageant, slated to be hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2023, will see several new changes to contestant eligibility, pageant focus as well as the crown.

However, the biggest change remains the contest's new owner, billionaire Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip, CEO of Thailand-based media company JKN Global Group Pcl. The entrepreneur is a male-to-female transgender woman, with two children.

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