The Mexican Andrea Meza was topped this Sunday as Miss Universe at a gala held at a luxurious resort on the outskirts of Miami which turned a “Latin occasion”, as the primary and second finalists have been Miss Brazil, Julia Gama, and Miss Peru, Janick Maceta.
Meza, a 26-year-old software program engineer, thus takes the third Miss Universe crown to Mexico, after Lupita Jones, who gained in 1991, and Ximena Navarrete, who gained the title in 2010.
Miss Mexico, a local of the northern state of Chihuahua, had stood out for the reason that early days of the competitors, which happened on the Seminole Arduous Rock Lodge and On line casino, situated within the metropolis of Hollywood, situated 36 km north of Miami.
The younger lady has offered herself to the world as a girl of the 21st century, a employee, activist, empowered and conscious of the social conditions that have an effect on the planet. He raised his voice on the pageant for the girls’s combat and for him Latin Energy.
For her half, Miss Bolivia Lenka Nemer acquired the primary ‘Impression Award’, for her group ‘City gardens’, through which she teaches inhabitants of poor communities to develop their very own meals. The award for the perfect conventional costume went to Miss Myanmar, Thuzar Wint Lwin, who managed to transform the disaster of her outfit not arriving on time as soon as. The candidate got here out with the everyday garments of her nation and a poster that learn “Pray for Myanmar”, with which she accomplished her public denunciations about “the abuses” of the navy junta that took energy in her nation on February 1 of this yr by way of a coup.
The present, hosted by the actor, producer and presenter Mario López, and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, started with the presentation of the candidates sporting quick sequin clothes in cheerful shades of orange, emerald inexperienced and turquoise blue, who carried out, to the rhythm of songs from Pitbull.
The Cuban-American artist had been introduced because the visitor artist, however was changed on the final minute by Luis Fonsi (43), with out additional clarification. The Puerto Rican singer-songwriter was in command of giving the standard serenade to the 5 finalists and he did so by singing his most up-to-date track Empty.
Covid and feminine empowerment
Recognizing that the C pandemicovid-19 had been each an impediment and a supply of inspiration, the outgoing queen marked together with her phrases the good change of tone of the competition, which for the second time had a jury of solely girls.
“Let’s cease taking ambition as a grimy phrase. Ladies need an increasing number of and dream massive“mentioned Miss Universe 2019, the South African Zozibini Tunzi, who barely had two months to benefit from the crown, since all her plans as Miss Universe have been extinguished by the restrictions to include the contagion of the coronavirus.
Miss Mexico and Miss India needed to reply questions associated to the response of their governments to the pandemic. Each nations are amongst these with the best mortality price on this planet and the wonder queens have been very express in criticizing the scenario.
“I might have closed the nation lengthy earlier than what was finished, and now I might be taking higher care of the residents, as a result of We’ve got misplaced many individuals and we can’t lose extra“mentioned Mexican Andrea Meza, in a response that satisfied the judges and gave her a bonus over her teammates.
Different essential points such because the combat towards home violence, gender equality and feminine management they have been additionally mentioned by the 5 finalists.
The great thing about America
From the start of the competition it appeared that the crown would keep this yr within the American continent. Within the first group of semifinalists there have been 9 Latin Individuals: Miss Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Curacao, the USA and Jamaica accomplished the group of candidates from the continent.
Of those, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Peru and Puerto Rico went to the second spherical, after the parade in swimsuits. The group of 10 was accomplished by Australia and India.
These candidates paraded in swimsuits. Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, India, Peru, Australia, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil went to the subsequent spherical. Then there have been Brazil, India, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Peru.
The 4 Latin Individuals have been amongst the oldest candidates within the contest. The second finalist Miss Brazil turns 28 this Tuesday, Miss Peru is 27 years outdated and Kimberly Jiménez, the fifth finalist and Miss Dominican Republic is 24 years outdated.
All of them are additionally activists, professionals and main organizations with concrete social influence.
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