Mexico Takes Miss Universe Crown

Tuesday 24th, August 2010 / 12:07 Published by

Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete is crowned Miss Universe 2010 by Stefania Fernandez during the Miss Universe pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Monday, August 23, 2010.

Jimena Navarrete, a  22-year-old brunette from Mexico, was named Miss Universe in  Las Vegas yesterday.

The first runner-up was Miss Jamaica, Yendi Phillipps,  while Miss Australia, Jesinta Campbell, was second runner-up.

Navarrete, a nature enthusiast from Guadalajara, defeated  favourites from Ireland, the Philippines and Venezuela to become  the 59th winner of the crown in a show broadcast live around  the world.

She received the crown from reigning Miss Universe Stefania  Fernandez, Venezuela’s second winner in as many years. In a  major shock, this year’s Miss Venezuela failed to make it past  the first cut, when the 83 contestants were whittled down to  15. Miss USA, another favored contender, was also eliminated at  the outset.

Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush

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