Mexico has a new international beauty

Who is Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza?

On May 16th of this year 2021, we witnessed the sixty-ninth Miss Universe pageant, where the most beautiful women on the planet meet. Being in 2021 that the postponed 2020 contest was held due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems that Miss Mexico Andrea Meza has taken that period to work hard, which has earned her the crown, being the third Mexican to win after Lupita Jones in 1991 and Ximena Navarrete in 2010. The prestige, glamor and fame earned by the queen this year is a lot, but who is Andrea Meza?

Some interesting facts about Andrea.

Alma Andrea Meza Carmona, beauty from the state of Chihuahua. She was born in 1994. Her beauty is comparable to her ability, which led her to obtain a college degree in software engineering from the Universidad de Chihuahua. In addition to being an active contestant in beauty pageants, she served in the town hall of her city at the Instituto Municipal de la Mujer (Municipal Institute for Women) and is an ambassador for the Chihuahua tourism office. She currently lives in Guadalajara, Jalisco where she has forged a career as a model. Andrea comes from a large and very traditional family where she grew up surrounded by loved ones, including forty cousins and two sisters. Sample of the said representation of her is her commitment to caring for the environment and animals, which has motivated her to become an activist and practice veganism. She is also an activist against gender violence, frequently using her popularity on social media to speak out against harassment and promote women’s rights.

Beautiful like our Mexican beaches, towns, crafts and art in silver.

The now Miss Universe has already traveled a path in beauty contests, being that in 2015 she was crowned as beauty queen at the UACH (Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua), she obtained second place in Miss World in 2017, she was the winner of Miss Chihuahua 2017 and in 2020 of the “Mexicana Universal” contest in 2020, the latter being her pass to “Miss Universe” 2020.

The traditional costume, a Mexican handicraft.

One of the categories that gave the most to talk about this year during the contest was that of “typical dress” where our Mexican representative shone by wearing a spectacular outfit inspired by an Alebrije made by an Oaxacan artisan, such an original outfit quickly became viral in networks causing amazement among outsiders and connoisseurs of these mythical creatures themselves.

According to Oaxacan culture, it represents real or fantastic animals that are molded by artisans, generally in Copal wood and are characterized by their cheerful colors. The beautiful outfit, as well as the poise, elegance and pride with which Andrea wore it, impressed the judges of the pageant, thus deserving the crown of Miss Universe 2020.


Although contests such as Miss Universe are continually questioned considering that they evaluate women under superficial standards, it is well known that year after year the concept of the program aims to reward much more than beauty. An example of this is our worthy representative who has proven to be not only beautiful, but an intelligent, strong and capable woman, who has known how to raise the name of Mexico and with her wardrobe decisions revive our traditions and exalt the work of our artisans, and if something is certain, the Alebrijes will be a topic of conversation this year, which will surely give a boom to elements such as Mexican jewelry made in silver, our Talavera, and handmade textile, among many more that with quality have earned the international prestige.

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