Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back to back Latina's win Miss Universe

Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete, of Guadalajara, reacts after being crowned Miss Universe 2010 during the Miss Universe pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 23, 2010.  UPI/Darren Decker/HO Photo via Newscom

A proud moment last night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas as the 2009 Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez from Venezuela crowned the new Miss Universe from Mexico, Jimena Navarrete.

The stunning Jimena Navarrete of Guadalajara, 22, will visit the Today show on Wednesday, followed by other media appearances and visit her new home for the next year, which in the past its been at a Trump-owned building. Prizes for winning includes, an undisclosed salary, a one-year scholarship to the New York Film Academy with housing after her reign, a custom diamond tiara and jewelry designed by Diamond Nexus Labs; a shoe wardrobe from Nina Footwear; hair care products and tools from Farouk Systems; eveningwear wardrobe by Sherri Hill; a collection of swimwear from Dar Be Dar by Tala Raassi; personal services including membership to Gravity Fitness and hair services from John Barrett Salon; modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha; dermatology and skincare services provided by Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher; professional health and nutrition consultation by Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD and dental services by Dr. Jan Linhart, D.D.S. and an array of other opportunities.

Her winning question was on online security for kids and her response was "I do believe that Internet is and indispensable, necessary tool for the present time. We must be sure to teach them the values that we learned as a family."

The star-studded panel of judges included Vegas Magician Criss Angel; actor, William Baldwin; world-renowned latina percussionist and drummer, Sheila E; anchor of "NBC Live," Tamron Hall; Olympic Gold Medalist and World Figure Skating Champion, Evan Lysacek; Oscar nominated actor, Chazz Palminteri; Singer and actress, Chynna Phillips; actress Jane Seymour; and international supermodel, Niki Taylor.

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 23: Miss Mexico 2010, Jimena Navarrete, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Navarrete went on to be crowned the new Miss Universe. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)