Mexican beauty wins Miss Universe contest
US: Jimena Navarrete, a 22-year-old brunette from Mexico, was named
Miss Universe in Las Vegas Monday, extending Latin America’s domination
of the pageant to three consecutive years.
The first runner-up was Miss Jamaica, Yendi Phillipps, while Miss
Australia, Jesinta Campbell, was second runner-up. Miss Ukraine, Anna
Poslavska came in fourth, ahead of Miss Philippines, Venus Raj.
Navarrete, a nature enthusiast from Guadalajara, revealed earlier in the
competition that she wanted to work with women who suffer from eating
“I studied nutrition and I would like everyone to understand that it
is not about your looks it is how you feel inside,” the 5-foot-nine
(1.75-metre) brunette said through an interpreter. “And when you feel
good inside you look good.”
She becomes the second Mexican to take the crown, following Lupita
Jones in 1991.
Los Angeles, Tuesday, Reuters