Andrea Meza, representing Chihuahua, was crowned Mexicana Universal 2020 in a competition held on Sunday, November 29 at the Mision Grand Juriquilla hotel in Santiago de Querétaro.
The 26-year-old model and software engineer who beat 30 other contestants to win the national title isn’t new to the world of pageantry. She already participated in Miss World 2017 and placed first runner-up.
Miss Nuevo León, Andrea Bazarte was named Mexicana Universal Hispanoamericana 2021, while Miss San Luis Potosí and former Miss Earth Mexico Karen Bustos, and Miss Oaxaca, Ángeles Castro clinched the Mexicana Universal Charm Internacional and Nuestra Latinoamericana Universal México 2021, respectively.
The runners-up were the representatives of Sinaloa, Débora Hallal, Ciudad de México, Brenda Smith, and Puebla, Camila Canto.
Last year’s winner and Miss Universe first runner-up Sofía Aragón was not present to crown her successor following a controversial conflict between her and pageant director Lupita Jones (Miss Universe 1991).
The new Mexicana Universal will represent her country at the 69th Miss Universe pageant, whose date and schedule are yet to be announced.
“No one but you knows your worth. You are your priority, love yourself, and give yourself the place you deserve. Inspire by your authenticity,” she said in a caption to her official photo on social media.
Mexico last won the Miss Universe pageant 10 years ago with the actress, TV host and model, Ximena Navarette.
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