Miss Mexico named Miss Universe 2010 winner

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The new Miss Universe for 2010 is Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarrete, a 22-year-old from Guadalajara. Navarrete beat 88 other women from around the world at the 59th annual international beauty pageant, held at the Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.

As Miss Universe, Navarrete will receive an undisclosed salary, use of a luxury apartment in New York with living expenses paid, a diamond-encrusted crown and jewelry fit for a queen, a year's worth of designer clothing, hair care products, makeup and shoes, plus a one-year scholarship to the New York Film Academy plus housing after her reign ends.

Miss Australia, 19-year-old Jesinta Campbell from Queensland's Gold Coast, was chosen Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants. Pageant viewers worldwide gave both the Most Photogenic and Best National Costume awards to Miss Thailand, 20-year-old Fonthip Watcharatrakul from Samut Prakan. Each of these awards carries with it a $1000 cash prize.

Miss Universe Jimena Navarrete will focus on HIV/AIDS and breast cancer during reign

The pageant winner will spend her year as Miss Universe touring the world to call attention to the issues of HIV/AIDS and breast cancer, the special foci of the Miss Universe Organization's educational activities.

All about Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete

Should Navarrete be unable to perform her duties, first runner-up Miss Jamaica, 24-year-old Yendi Phillipps, will assume her duties. Rounding out the five top finalists were Miss Australia, Miss Ukraine - 23-year-old Anna Poslavska - and Miss Phillippines - 22-year-old Venus Raj, the only one of the pre-pageant fan favorite winners to make the final five.


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bravo mexico que linda esta miss navarrete

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