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.
The pageant was hosted by “Access Hollywood’s” Mario Lopez and actor and model Olivia Culpo, the 2012 Miss Universe. It was broadcast live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida.
Andrea was seen on the stage in a dazzling front slit gown with a halter-neck detail. For the winning question round, Andrea was asked, “If you were the leader of your country, how would you have handled COVID with the COVID-19 pandemic?”
To which she replied, “I believe there’s not a perfect way to handle this harsh situation, such as COVID-19. However, I believe that what I would have done was create the lockdown, even before everything was that big because we lost so many lives. And we cannot afford it. We have to take care of our people. That’s why I would have taken care of them since the beginning.”
While Mexican model Andrea Meza has been crowned the 69th Miss Universe, Miss India Adline Castelino secured fourth place in the beauty pageant held in Florida.
FINAL STATEMENT: Mexico. #MISSUNIVERSE
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) May 17, 2021