Jimena Navarrete of Mexico is Crowned Miss Universe 2010!Category: Entertainment
Jimena Navarrete of Mexico is the Miss Universe 2010!
She was crowned the fairest among the 83 beautiful ladies from all over the world who converged at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The 22-year-old Navarrete who stands 5 foot 8.5 inch is the second Mexican to claim the crown after Lupita Jones (Navarrete’s national pageant director) won it in 1991.
She was crowned by Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela. She also spoiled a bid by Miss Venezuela Marelisa Gibson from giving the South American country a third consecutive victory.
Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps was named first runner-up, Miss Australia Jesinta Campbell was second runner-up, Miss Ukraine Anna Poslavska was third runner-up and Miss Philippines Maria Venus Raj was fourth runner-up.
Countries who made it into the top 10 were Ireland, Albania, South Africa, Guatemala and Puerto Rico, while those who made it into the top 15 were Russia, Colombia, France, Belgium and the Czech Republic.
Miss Congeniality went to Australia, while Miss Photogenic and Best in National Costumer went to Miss Thailand Fonthip Watcharatrakul.
Jimena Navarrete won a package of prizes including an undisclosed salary, a luxury New York apartment with living expenses, a one-year scholarship to the New York Film Academy with housing after her reign, plus jewelry, clothes and shoes fit for a beauty queen.
Here are excerpts from the question and answer portion for the five finalists.
Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete: What effect is unsupervised Internet use having on today’s youth? Through an interpreter, she says the Internet is an “indispensable, necessary tool” and we have to make sure kids are using it according to family values.
Miss Australia Jesinta Campbell: What role should the government play in regulating potentially offensive clothing? “One of the greatest things we have is the freedom of choice. I don’t think the government should have any say in what we wear.”
Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps: Is the death penalty acceptable and why? “I believe that life is a gift. I believe that none of us as humans have the right to take a life.”
Miss Ukraine Anna Poslavska: How do you feel about full-body scanners in airports? Through an interpreter, she says, “I think it’s a very important question of security… if that helps us to save the lives of people, then I’m for it.”
Miss Philippines Venus Raj: What is one big mistake you’ve made and what did you do to make it right? She says she hasn’t made any major mistakes, then gives a shout-out to her family. “Thank you so much that I am here.”
Clearly, crowd favorite Miss Philippines Venus Raj was “killed” here.If you want to receive my latest posts, please subscribe to my full feed RSS or have them delivered through email. Just enter your email address below and hit the Subscribe button.