After 17 months, we finally have a new Miss Universe!

Andrea Meza of Mexico was crowned the 69th Miss Universe on May 16 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. This marks the third time Mexico bagged the title.

Mexico previously won the title in 1991 with Lupita Jones and in 2010 with Ximena Navarrete.

Meza inherited the crown from South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi who now holds the record as the longest reigning Miss Universe.

Andrea Meza, Miss Universe Mexico 2020 is crowned Miss Universe by Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi at the conclusion of the 69th Miss Universe Competition® on May 16, 2021 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization.

Brazil’s Julia Gama placed first runner-up, while Peru’s Janick Maceta was second runner-up. India’s Adline Castelino and Dominican Republic’s Kimberly Jimenez were third and fourth runners-up, respectively.

It is interesting to note that both Mexico and Brazil previously competed in Miss World. Meza was first runner-up in Miss World 2017, while Gama was a Top 11 finalist in Miss World 2014.

Making it to the Top 10 are:

Australia – Maria Thattil

Costa Rica – Ivonne Cerdas

Jamaica – Miqueal-Symone Williams

Puerto Rico – Estefanía Soto

Thailand – Amanda Obdam

 Those who were included in the Top 21 are:

 Argentina – Alina Luz Akselrad

 Colombia – Laura Olascuaga

 Curaçao – Chantal Wiertz

 France – Amandine Petit

 Great Britain – Jeanette Akua

 Indonesia – Ayu Maulida

 Myanmar – Thuzar Wint Lwin

 Nicaragua – Ana Marcelo

 Philippines – Rabiya Mateo

 United States – Asya Branch

 Vietnam – Khánh Vân Nguyễn

Miss Myanmar Thuzar Wint Lwin was awarded with the Best in National Costume award while Miss Bolivia Lenka Nemer was hailed as a contestant who has made significant contribution to the community and was given with the Impact Award. Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Jiménez meanwhile was bestowed with Carnival Spirit Award. A total of 74 contestants participated in the contest. Missosology.Org


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