It’s that time of the year when beauty and fashion enthusiasts wake up very early in the morning to see which gorgeous diva takes home the coveted crown of Miss Universe. This year, the pageant is being held in Miami, Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood.
Last year’s pageant had to be postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. Zozibini Tunzi had become the first black woman from South Africa to win the Miss Universe crown on December 8, 2019. Before winning the pageant, Zozibini used to work in public relations at a global firm.
And this year, Miss Mexico has been crowned as the 69th Miss Universe! Miss Mexico Andrea Meza won the title after competing with 73 other gorgeous ladies from across the globe. She made it to the Top 5 along with Miss India, Miss Brazil, Miss Peru, and Miss Dominican Republic.
Andrea became the first contestant to make it to the Top 5 and won hearts with her beautiful answer. 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.
Andrea, who is a software engineer by profession has been advocating against gender violence. With her victory, Andrea becomes the third Mexican woman to be crowned as Miss Universe.
Adline Quadros Castelino represented India at this global coveted platform. Adline who hails from Kuwait is born to Mangloean Catholic parents. The 22-year-old stunner won the title of LIVA Miss Diva 2020 and went on to become the longest title holder due to the pandemic.
The beauty queen is an active social worker and has been passionate about self-motivation and spirituality.
Adline’s grandmother was a farmer by profession but lost her life during childbirth. And it’s all the stories that she had heard about her grandmother that motivated her to advocate and fight for farmer’s rights and sustainable livelihoods. The stunner has also used her voice to support the LGBTQ community in India. Miss India made it to the Top 4.
During the QnA round, Miss India went on to speak about the current crisis in the country. She said, « Good evening Universe. Well, coming from India and for what India is experiencing right now, I have come to realise something very important. Nothing is more important than the health of your loved ones. And you have to draw a balance between economy and health. And that can only be done when the government works with the people hand in hand and produces something that will work with the economy. »
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