Mexico Wins Miss Universe 2010

mexicoJimena Navarrete of Mexico took the title of Miss Universe 2010. She was crowned by last year’s winner Stefanie Fernandez of Venezuela.

The 22-year-old and 5 foot 8.5 inch tall beauty is the second Mexican to claim the crown after Lupita Jones won it 1991.

First Runner-up is Yendi Phillips of Jamaica, Second Runner-up is Jesinta Campbell of Australia, Third Runner-up is Anna Psolavska of Ukraine and Fourth Runner-up is Venus Raj of the Philippines.

Countries who made it into the top 10 were Ireland, Albania, South Africa, Guatemala and Puerto Rico, while those who made it into the top 15 were Russia, Colombia, France, Belgium and the Czech Republic.

Miss Congeniality went to Australia, while Miss Photogenic and Best in National Costumer went to Miss Thailand Fonthip Watcharatrakul.

It is to be noted that Venezuela, the winner of the pageant in the last two years, the first country to do so, and the United States did not place through the semi-finals.

The event was held at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada. It was hosted by Natalie Morales of Today and Bret Michaels, winner of the latest edition of Celebrity Apprentice. Performances were rendered by John Legend, The Roots and Cirque du Soleil.