Miss Mexico Andrea Meza has crowned Miss Universe at the 69th annual pageant, which was delayed last year due to Covid-19. Miss Andrea won the title after competing with 73 other beautiful ladies from across the globe. She made it to the Top 5 along with Miss Diva, Miss Brazil, Miss Peru, and Miss Dominican Republic.
The pageant was hosted by Access Hollywood’s Mario Lopez and actor and model Olivia Culpo, the 2012 Miss Universe.
After the win, Meza took to Instagram and wrote, “MÉXICO ESTO ES PARA TI,” which translates to “Mexico this is for you.”
Meza won hearts with her answers during the question and answer hour, when Miss Universe 1997, Brooke Lee asked her, how she would have handled the COVID-19 pandemic situation if she had been the leader of her country. She replied –
“I believe there’s not a perfect way to handle a hard situation…[like] COVID-19,” she stated. “However, I believe what I’d have done was create a lockdown even before everything was that big…We lost so many lives. We cannot afford that,” Andrea added.
Speaking about changing beauty standards, she said that we have advanced as a society and stereotypes. nowadays, beauty isn’t confined to how you look. Beauty radiates what’s in our hearts. ‘Never let someone tell you that you aren’t valuable,’ she added.
“I am so honoured to have been selected among the 73 other amazing women I stood with tonight,” Meza said in a news release from Miss Universe Organization. “It is a dream come true to wear the Miss Universe crown, and I hope to serve the world through my advocacy for equality in the year to come and beyond,” she added.
Meza will move to New York City “to represent the brand and various philanthropic organizations during her reign,” Miss Universe Organization said.