Miss Universe organization owner Jakapong ‘Anne’ Jakrajutatip is a business mogul and philanthropist from Thailand. Business entrepreneur and CEO of JKN Global Group recently bought the Miss Universe competition franchise for USD 20 million, making history as the first female and non-American owner of the Miss Universe Organization throughout the pageant’s 71-year run.
The Miss Universe organization welcomed Jakapong “Anne” Jakrajutatip as their new owner, and the competition is more vital than ever! The 43-year-old media magnate gave a powerful speech during the Miss Universe 2022 coronation night in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, to evolve the brand and make it more progressive.
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Get to Know Anne Jakrajutatip, Miss Universe Organization New Owner
A new owner acquired the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) – Thai businesswoman Jakapong “Anne” Jakrajutatip. Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip is also the owner of Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.
But who is this woman, and why did the MUO choose her? Let’s take a look.
Who Is Jakapong “Anne” Jakrajutatip?
Anne is a Thai businesswoman with an impressive resume. She holds two degrees from Harvard Business School and London Business School and has held various positions in the banking industry over the years.
She is a reality tv star and the founder and CEO of JKN Global Media – a media conglomerate that operates in Thailand and beyond. She also hosts the reality TV show “Project Runway,” which has fashion as its central topic. In addition to these accomplishments, Anne is an avid philanthropist who has donated millions of dollars to charitable causes.
Jakapong “Anne” Jakrajutatip is no stranger to success; she is a successful businesswoman and philanthropist with investments in many industries, such as hospitality, fashion, and media. She has used her influence to help empower women and underprivileged communities worldwide. Her passion for women’s rights inspired her to become the first female president of The International Women’s Club of Thailand (IWC).
In addition to being a successful businesswoman, Anne has extensive experience in the beauty industry. She is currently the executive chairman of Beauty Empire Group Ltd., one of the largest beauty companies in Thailand.
In addition to her work with Beauty Empire Group Ltd., Anne recently launched an eponymous cosmetics line to empower women through high-quality beauty products and services. Her cosmetics line has received numerous awards for its innovation and quality standards.
Anne brings her extensive beauty industry knowledge to Miss Universe as its new owner. With Anne at the helm, Miss Universe can further its mission of celebrating diverse cultures, empowering women worldwide, and promoting self-confidence and self-love among young people everywhere.
Anne has already expressed plans for increasing the organization’s presence in Southeast Asia—a region where she believes there is much-untapped potential—and expanding its reach globally through various content platforms, including TV shows and online streaming services like Netflix or Hulu Plus.
A Businesswoman on the Rise
Jakrajutatip began her career in finance, working for several years at Credit Suisse Asset Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management in London. She returned to Thailand to find her asset management firm, AJ Capital Partners.
Over the past decade and a half, she has built an impressive portfolio of investments in Thailand and overseas. Her company owns or manages several real estate properties worldwide, including luxury condominiums in Thailand and high-end hotels in Europe.
The acquisition of MUO marks Jakrajutatip’s first foray into entertainment. However, she brings more than just money to the table; she also brings experience as an executive leader and entrepreneur.
As CEO of AJP Capital Partners, Jakrajutatip has proven that she knows how to manage businesses and lead teams effectively. The MUO was looking for an owner with these qualities when they sold their organization last month – and it appears that they have found what they were looking for in Anne Jakrajutatip.
The Miss Universe Organization Under New Leadership
Under Jakrajutatip’s leadership, the MUO has already started changing its operations. In addition to adding two new board members – former Miss USA Chelsi Smith and philanthropist Chrystal English Evans – the MUO has announced plans to launch a new global anti-bullying campaign to raise awareness about cyberbullying among teens.
Although these are only small steps so far, it is clear that significant changes are coming for the MUO under its new ownership. Men have managed the Miss Universe Organization for 70 years. But now, time’s up,” she declared before leaving to a round of applause from the audience.
The rights to the Miss Universe pageant, once controlled by former US president Donald Trumpformer US President Donald Trump controlled, were purchased by Anne and her Thai-based company in October 2022. Anne is a well-known entertainment figure in Thailand and a transgender advocate. She goes on to say that to herald in a new age for the “global women’s empowerment platform,”
To celebrate the strength of feminism, diverse cultures, social inclusion, gender equality, creativity, a force for good, and the beauty of humanity, it will now be run by women and owned by a transwoman.
Anne Jakrajutatip, who grew up in a setting plagued by bullying, discrimination, and sexual abuse, envisions elevating women to “feel strong enough, good enough, qualified enough, and never be objectified again” with her “t” brand.
What Are Her Plans for Miss Universe?
Anne has big plans for the Miss Universe contest as its new owner. First, she wants to ensure that contestants from all countries can participate in the competition – regardless of their gender or religious beliefs.
She also plans to launch initiatives to empower female entrepreneurs worldwide by providing them with the resources they need to succeed in their respective fields.
Additionally, Anne hopes to use her platform as the Miss Universe organization owner to promote diversity and inclusion within beauty pageants worldwide.
How Will This Impact Beauty pageant?
The impact Anne’s purchase of Miss Universe will have on beauty pageants worldwide remains uncertain. However, it’s safe to say that her influence will be far-reaching given her impressive background and philanthropic efforts.
Most likely, we’ll start seeing changes in pageants that prioritize diversity, equality, and inclusion – which could be a significant step forward for an industry that has long been criticized for its lack thereof.
Jakapong ‘Anne’ Jakrajutatip is a powerful businesswoman who recently purchased Miss Universe Organization as its sole owner – making history in the process!
We can only assume that she’ll bring about positive changes in beauty pageants over time by prioritizing diversity, equality, and inclusion in her organization’s programming. It’s an exciting time for those interested in this industry!