Andrea Meza from Mexico is the reigning Miss Universe 2020! She was presented the crown by her successor, Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 17 (Philippine time). She bested 73 other women representing their countries and territories, including first runner-up, Miss Brazil Julia Gama, and second runner-up, Miss Peru Janick Maceta Del Castillo.

*Photos taken from reigning Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza’s Instagram Account

During the final Q&A in Miss Universe beauty pageant, Andrea Meza was asked: “If you were the leader of your country. How would you have handled COVID-19 pandemic?”

She answered:

I believe there’s not a perfect way to handle this for situations, such as COVID-19. However, I believe that what I would have done was create a lockdown even before everything was that big. Because we lost so many lives and we cannot afford that. We have to take care of our people. That’s why I would have taken care of them since the beginning.

For her Final Word, Meza shared the following message as translated by an interpreter.

We live in a society that more and more is more in advanced. As we advance as a society, we also advance in stereotype. Beauty isn’t 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 you are not valuable

We know you want to know more about our new queen (that’s why you’re here in the first place, right?), so we listed down everything you need to know about her. 

This queen surely surprised us!

1. Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza is 26 years old.

She is her country’s third Miss Universe winner after Lupita Jones in 1991 and Ximena Navarrete in 2010.

2. Miss Universe 2020 was a Miss World 2017 Runner-Up

Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza during Miss World 2017

Photo taken from Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza’s Instagram (@andreamezamx)

The World may have not given her the crown, but the Universe did. Before the reigning Miss Universe Andrea Meza won the 69th Miss Universe, she represented Mexico in the Miss World 2017 pageant and finished first runner-up to Manushi Chhillar of India. That being said, can definitely ace beauty pageants!

3. A woman who can do “male” works

Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza graduated Software Engineer

Photo taken from Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza’s Instagram (@andreamezamx)

According to her Miss Universe 2021 biography, the Mexican beauty has a degree in software engineering and is proud to be a woman who graduated in a male-dominated field of study.

4. She is an activist

Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza advocacy

Photo taken from Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza’s Instagram (@andreamezamx)

Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza is focused on women’s rights and inclusion and currently works closely with the Municipal Institute for Women, which aims to end gender violence.

5. She’s a creative person

Andrea Meza is a certified make-up artist and model, who is also passionate about being active.

6. Andrea is a tourism ambassador

Andrea Meza is also the official Tourism Brand Ambassador for Chihuahua, promoting the best touristic attractions and rich culture her beautiful home offers.

7. She’s vegan

Her concern for the wellbeing of the world and animals led her to become a vegan. We salute you, Miss Universe 2021!

8. Andrea loves singing

Video taken from Miss Universe 2021 Andrea Meza’s Instagram (@andreamezamx)

She feels it’s a very powerful way to show her emotions.

9. She has 40 cousins and loves having a big family.

10. She’s into extreme sports

taken from Miss Universe 2021 Andrea Meza’s Instagram (@andreamezamx)

Andrea is also into extreme sports like rappel and sandboarding. No wonder she can do a 3-minute plank!

BONUS! Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza can do a 3-minute plank!

Congratulations, Queen Andrea Meza!

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