The results are in — and Miss Mexico is the new Miss Universe. Jimena Navarrete, 22, from Guadalajara, wowed judges with her big smile, friendly demeanor and thoughtful answer to the question posed by judge Evan Lysacek about unsupervised internet use for children. “I do believe that internet is an indispensable, necessary tool for the present time,” she said. “We must be sure to teach them the values that we learned as a family.” But while judges loved her measured answer, they weren’t in love with her country costume. The prize for best costume went to Miss Thailand, Fonthip Watcharatrakul.
As Miss Universe, Navarette receives a salary, a luxury New York apartment with living expenses, and a one-year scholarship to the New York Film Academy. [NYMag.com]