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WINNING MOMENT: Mexico's Andrea Meza being crowned as Miss Universe 2021 by former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa
Mexico's Andrea Meza was crowned as the 69th Miss Universe during a three-hour televised competition, which was held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood in Florida. Andrea, who was crowned by former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa, beat 72 candidates to win the crown. Andrea is the third Miss Universe from her country, the other two being Lupita Jones (1991) and Ximena Navarette (2010).
While Miss Brazil Julia Gama and Miss Peru Janick Maceta del Castillo were announced as as 1st and 22nd runner-ups rescpectively, Miss India Adline Castelino and Dominician Republic's Kimberly Perez were announced as 3rd and 4th runner-ups respectively.