Jimena Navarrete: 22-year-old Miss Mexico Winner of Miss Universe 2010

jimena-navarrete-22-year-old-miss-mexico-winner-of-miss-universe-2010Who won Miss Universe 2010? The 22-year-old Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete winner of Ms. Universe 2010.

AP – A 22-year-old Mexico woman has won the Miss Universe pageant after donning a flowing red gown and telling an audience that it’s important to teach kids family values.

Jimena Navarrete was first to answer an interview question Monday night and the last of 83 contestants standing in the headline-grabbing pageant on the Las Vegas Strip.

Navarrete’s one-strap gown flowed behind her as she held it out like a cape. Earlier she smiled in a violet bikini as she confidently strutted across the stage.

Navarrete was asked whether kids should use the Internet unsupervised and said the Internet is an indispensable tool of our time.

First runner-up was Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps, while second runner-up was Miss Australia Jesinta Campbell.

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LAS VEGAS — The Miss Universe pageant has been whittled to its final five contestants after swimsuit and evening gown competitions.

Now, it’s all about their interview skills.

Contestants from Ireland, Albania, South Africa, Guatemala and Puerto Rico were ousted Monday night after walking a Las Vegas stage in long, flowing gowns. Earlier they strutted the stage in violet bikinis.

The five finalists are: 22-year-old Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete, 19-year-old Miss Australia Jesinta Campbell, 24-year-old Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps, 23-year-old Miss Ukraine Anna Poslavska and 22-year-old Miss Philippines Maria Venus Raj.

Campbell won the Miss Congeniality Universe award. Miss Thailand Fonthip Watcharatrakul won Miss Photogenic Universe and a second award for having the best national costume.