Jimena Navarrete

August 24, 2010 by Post Team 

Jimena Navarrete, LAS VEGAS – AFP – Jimena Navarrete of Mexico was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in a surprise victory that surprised a world contest which had predicted a winner out of Ireland, Venezuela and the United States.

The 22-year-old from Guadalajara, resplendent in a flowing evening gown red ruby, said plans to study science of nutrition, but has been modeling since I was 15 years.

Is expected to spend her year as Miss Universe to draw attention to the plight of people with HIV / AIDS and breast cancer, according to pageant officials.

Beyond the diamond encrusted tiara placed on her head moments after Miss Jamaica, 24 years old, Yendi Phillipps, was declared runner-Navarrete received a grant from one year to the New York Film Academy, a year’s supply of shoes, clothes and hair products. His coronation ends the reign of the outgoing Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez, 19, of Venezuela.

The final two hours was free of political controversy that has erupted in recent years at this event, even though the last five contestants from each sent a question.

Question Navarrete, who came from Olympic gold medalist skater Evan Lysacek, asked his opinion on what to do with the problem of children who use the Internet without proper supervision.

She replied vaguely, but obviously it properly. “I think the Internet is an invaluable tool, necessary for the present time,” said Navarrete, the first Mexican winner since 1991.

“We must be sure to teach the values we learned as a family.”

The judges clearly were pleased. Former Miss USA Judge Alicia Jacobs, based in the Events Center a row in front of Miss Universe owner Donald Trump said Navarrete was a favorite in the final after five were announced.

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