The winner of the 2021 Miss Universe pageant has been announced!
After the pageant was postponed in 2020 because of the pandemic, the event returned on Sunday (May 16) to crown its new winner.
74 women competed for a chance to win the crown at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
At the end of the night, the winner was announced!
And the winner is…
Miss Mexico Andrea Meza!
26-year-old Andrea, who won the Miss Mexico crown in 2019, took home the Miss Universe crown, beating out runner-up, Miss Brazil Julia Gama, and second runner-up, Miss Peru Janick Maceta Del Castillo.
The 2019 Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi was on hand to bestow the new honor to Andrea.
Congratulations to the new Miss Universe!