Mexico’s Jimena Navarette has been crowned Miss Universe 2010.
The 22-year-old beat Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps to seize the sought-after beauty crown.
Navarette impressed the judges with her speech in which she extolled the virtues of family values and stressed that beauty is only skin deep.
She said through an interpreter: “I would like everyone to understand that it is not about your looks but how you feel inside.”
Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon said “her triumph is a source of pride and satisfaction for all Mexicans.”
Her prize is a one-year scholarship to the New York Film Academy and a year’s supply of shoes, dresses and hair products.