Miss Universe win goes to Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarrete


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Jimena Navarrete, Miss Mexico, was crowned Miss Universe 2010 in Las Vegas on Monday night, taking over where the previous title holder, Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela, left off.

Others in the top five were Miss Australia, Jesinta Campbell; Miss Jamaica, Yendi Phillipps; Miss Ukraine, Anna Poslavska; and Miss Philippines, Venus Raj.

The 22-year-old answered a question about unsupervised Internet use, saying through an interpreter that the Internet’s important, sure, but when it comes to kids online, ‘We must be sure to teach them the values that we learned as a family.’ (For the other questions -- hint: how about those airport scanners, eh? -- check in Las Vegas Weekly.)


And what of Rima Fakih, our own Miss USA? Alas, she didn’t make the top 15 -- and according to Robin Leach on Twitter, she decided afterward ‘to be with family instead of being at pageant princess party in LAX at Luxor.’

After the break: pictures of Navarrete with her grandma, and Fakih in a bikini. Because we can.

-- Christie D’Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Top photo: Jimena Navarrete, Miss Mexico 2010, of Guadalajara, is crowned Miss Universe 2010 in Las Vegas on Monday. Credit: Matt Petit / EPA / Miss Universe L.P., LLLP

Second photo, above: Pageant hosts Bret Michaels and Natalie Morales with Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez at the Mandalay Bay hotel on Monday. Credit: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images

Miss Universe 2010, Jimena Navarrete, onstage with her grandmother in Las Vegas.

as part of the Miss Universe pageant. And yes, seriously, performed -- the show had them dancing in those purple swimsuits. Look down! Right now! Credit: Patrick Prather / EPA / Miss Universe L.P., LLLP


The Ministry has no problem with pretty people. Particularly if they’re scantily clad, but not naked.