Andrea Meza of Mexico (Miss Mexico) is crowned as the 69th Miss Universe. She has been crowned as the most beautiful woman on Earth on Sunday. The pageant took place after a year due to the ongoing pandemic in Hollywood, Florida.
Miss Universe herself posted several pictures of her with the crown on her Instagram. She captioned one of the posts- “MÉXICO ESTO ES PARA TI”, which means “Mexico this is for you.” Andrea also shared a photo of the crowning moment as Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi crowns Andrea Meza. She wrote under the picture, “What a moment! Ready for this journey!”
Meza said in a news release from Miss Universe Organization, “I am so honored to have been selected among the 73 other amazing women I stood with tonight. 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.”
In her final statement, Andrea addressed the changing standards of beauty worldwide. Miss Universe 2021 said, “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 in our hearts and the way we conduct ourselves. Never permit someone to tell you that you are not valuable.”
Other than that, Miss Brazil Julia Gama has been crowned as the first runner up, followed by Peru, India and Dominican Republic as second, third and fourth runner up.
Miss Universe 2021 Andrea Meza is 26 years old model, makeup artist and an activist with a degree in software engineering. As an activist, Meza works with Municipal Institute of Women, which actively works to end gender-based violence. Andrea belongs to Chihuahua City, and she serves as the official Tourism Brand Ambassador for her hometown.
According to the Miss Universe Organization, Andrea will be moving to New York City “to represent the brand and various philanthropic organizations during her reign.”
The pageant was broadcast live from live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida. The event was hosted by actor Mario Lopez, along with actor and model Olivia Culpo, who was crowned Miss Universe in 2012.