Mexico's Andrea Meza crowned Miss Universe 2020

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Mexico's Andrea Meza takes the Miss Universe crown.

Miss Mexico bested 73 other contestants in the 69th edition of the beauty pageant held Monday (May 17, Manila time) at he Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Brazil's Julia Gama is the first runner-up, Peru's Janick Maceta is the second runner-up while India's Adline Castelino and Dominican Republic's Kimberly Perez are third runner-upand fourth runner-up, respectively,

Filipinos rooted for Rabiya Mateo to bring home the Philippines' fifth Miss Universe title. She made it into the Top 21.

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And the new Miss Universe is ... 🇲🇽

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The Top 5 make their final statements!

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It doesn't get easy with the final questions but the Top 5 have powerful answers.

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These are in the Top 5: Mexico, India, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Peru.

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The contestants in their evening gowns.

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Myanmar is the National Costume winner. Check it out.

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Thank you for carrying the hopes of a nation! You're a winner no matter what!

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And these are your Top 10: Jamaica, Dominican Republic, India, Peru, Australia, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Costa Rica, Mexico and Brazil. Rabiya Mateo did the Philippines proud!

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Rabiya Mateo struts the catwalk like a queen.

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The swimsuit competition is up next! Meanwhile...

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Philippines, Brazil, Great Britain, Nicaragua, Thailand, Costa Rica and Vietnam (fan vote) join the 14 other beauties in the Top 21!

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Rabiya Mateo makes it to the Top 21!

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Dominican Republic, USA, Indonesia, Argentina, India, Curacao, Puerto Rico are in the Top 21. Only seven spots left!

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Colombia, Peru, Australia, France, Myanmar, Jamaica and Mexico move to the Top 21. And this is how Miss Universe picked the Top 21!

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Can Rabiya Mateo make the Philippines proud by being crowned Miss Universe? Have your say in our poll and leave us a comment.

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The 69th Miss Universe pageant is live.

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The beauty queens are chilling backstage.

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The Philippines is rooting for you! @rabiyamatteo

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Rabiya Mateo does her catwalk in stunning yellow swimsuit for the Final dress rehearsal.

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Rabiya Mateo is one of the 21 semifinalists for the Miss Universe dress rehearsal.

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Top beauty pageant website Missosology puts Rabiya Mateo in its top 5.

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Rabiya Mateo eyeing the Philippines' fifth Miss Universe title.

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THE CONTESTANTS

  • Paula Mehmetukaj, Albania

  • Alina Luz Akselrad, Argentina

  • Monika Grigoryan, Armenia

  • Helen Hernandez, Aruba

  • Maria Thattil, Australia

  • Shauntae A. Miller, Bahamas

  • Hillary-Ann Williams, Barbados

  • Dhenia Covens, Belgium

  • Iris Salguero, Belize

  • Lenka Nemer, Bolivia

  • Julia Gama, Brazil

  • Shabree Frett, British Virgin Islands

  • Radinela Chusheva, Bulgaria

  • Sarita Reth, Cambodia

  • Angele Kossinda, Cameroon

  • Nova Stevens, Canada

  • Mariah Tibbetts, Cayman Islands

  • Daniela Nicolas, Chile

  • Jiaxin Sun, China

  • Laura Olascuaga, Colombia

  • Ivonne Cerdas, Costa Rica

  • Mirna Naiia Maric, Croatia

  • Chantal Wiertz, Curaçao

  • Klára Vavrušková, Czech Republic

  • Amanda Petri, Denmark

  • Kimberly Jimenez, Dominican Republic

  • Leyla Espinoza Calvache, Ecuador

  • Vanessa Velasquez, El Salvador

  • Viivi Altonen, Finland

  • Amandine Petit, France

  • Chelsea Tayui, Ghana

  • Jeanette Akua, Great Britain

  • Eden Berandoive, Haiti

  • Cecilia Rossell, Honduras

  • Elísabet Hulda Snorradóttir, Iceland

  • Adline Castelino, India

  • Ayu Maulida, Indonesia

  • Nadia Sayers, Ireland

  • Tehila Levi, Israel

  • Viviana Vizzini, Italy

  • Miqueal-Symone Williams, Jamaica

  • Aisha Harumi Tochigi, Japan

  • Kamila Serikbai, Kazakhstan

  • Hari Park, South Korea

  • Blerta Veseli, Kosovo

  • Christina Lasasimma, Laos

  • Francisca Luhong James, Malaysia

  • Anthea Zammit, Malta

  • Vandana Jeetah, Mauritius

  • Andrea Meza, Mexico

  • Thuzar Wint Lwin, Myanmar

  • Anshika Sharma, Nepal

  • Denise Speelman, Netherlands

  • Ana Marcelo, Nicaragua

  • Sunniva Frigstad, Norway

  • Carmen Jaramillo, Panama

  • Vanessa Castro Guillén, Paraguay

  • Janick Maceta del Castillo, Peru

  • Rabiya Mateo, Philippines

  • Natalia Piguła, Poland

  • Cristiana Silva, Portugal

  • Estefania Soto, Puerto Rico

  • Bianca Lorena Tirsin, Romania

  • Alina Sanko, Russia

  • Bernadette Belle Ong, Singapore

  • Natália Hoštáková, Slovakia

  • Natasha Joubert, South Africa

  • Andrea Martinez, Spain

  • Amanda Obdam, Thailand

  • Yelyzaveta Yastremska, Ukraine

  • Lola de los Santos, Urugua

  • Asya Branch, United States

  • Mariangel Villasmil Arteaga, Venezuela

  • Nguyen Tran Khanh Van, Vietnam

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