Mexican beauty queen Andrea Meza has bagged the prestigious ‘Miss Universe 2021’ award on Sunday in Florida, beating out Miss Brazil and Miss Peru.
Miss Universe 2019 winner Zozibini Tunzi, the first black woman from South Africa to win the title, has crowned the new Miss Universe.
Meza, a model, and a software engineer had to compete with 73 other gorgeous beauties from across the world to bag the coveted title of the 69th Miss Universe pageant held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Hotel in Florida on May 16.
The 26-year-old beauty became the third Mexican woman to win the ultimate crown of the Miss Universe pageant.
When asked to address the topic of changing beauty standards during the final statement round, the Mexican beauty wowed the selection community with her brain.
“We live in a society that more and more is more advanced, and as we have advanced as a society, we have advanced with stereotypes. Nowadays, beauty is not only the way we look. For me, beauty radiates not only in our spirits but also in our hearts and the way we conduct ourselves. Never permit someone to tell you that you are not valuable,” she said.
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) May 17, 2021
Mario Lopez, “Access Hollywood” fame and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo co-hosted the pageant, which featured a special performance by Luis Fonsi.
Meanwhile, Miss Nepal Anshika Sharma sported a special white jacket to pay tribute to the Sherpas, who regularly serve as climbing guides for Mount Everest expeditions. However, the Nepali beauty didn’t make it to Top 21.
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