Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was crowned Miss Universe at the 69th annual pageant on Sunday night (May 17), which was delayed last year due to Covid-19.
"MÉXICO ESTO ES PARA TI," Meza, 26, wrote in the caption of an Instagram post, which translates to "Mexico this is for you," alongside a video of her after the win was announced, report agencies.
Meza, who is from Chihuahua City, is a model and make-up artist and has a degree in software engineering, according to Miss Universe Organization's news release.
She is also an activist, and "works closely with the Municipal Institute for Women, which aims to end gender-based violence," the release said.
Meza also serves as the official Tourism Brand Ambassador for her hometown of Chihuahua, according to Miss Universe Organization.Meza will move to New York City "to represent the brand and various philanthropic organizations during her reign," Miss Universe Organization said.
Meza beat 73 other women, including Miss Brazil Julia Gama, who was runner-up, and Miss Peru Janick Maceta Del Castillo, who was second runner-up.
(With CNN inputs)