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Miss Mexicana Universal Andrea Meza was crowned Miss Universe 2021 on Sunday a year after the 2020 pageant was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 26-year-old model-software engineer - who was crowned by 2019 titleholder Zozibini Tunzi - reacted to her triumph on Instagram: 'MISS UNIVERSE IS MÉXICO!'
For the grand finale, Andrea donned a flaming red-fringed gown designed by Ivis Lenin to accept the honor onstage Florida's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. © Provided by Daily Mail(
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Meza - who has 40 cousins - is reportedly the third Mexican woman to ever win the crown, following Lupita Jones and Ximena Navarrete.
The Autonomous University of Chihuahua grad managed to beat out 74 other contestants for the title of Miss Universe.
The FYI-broadcast ceremony was hosted by 2012 titleholder Olivia Culpo and Saved by the Bell star Mario Lopez, and it featured a special performance by Luis Fonsi.
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