All there is to know about Andrea Meza, Miss Universe 2021
She is a vegan software engineer

The 2021 Miss Universe pageant was held over the weekend and the winner is Miss Mexico Andrea Meza,
who finished ahead of Miss Brazil Julia Gamaand Miss Peru Janick Maceta Del CastilloMeza is 26 years of age and hails from Chihuahua City. 

“I am so honoured to have been selected among the 73 other amazing women I stood with tonight,” she said after winning at the event and becoming the third Mexican to do so. “It is a dream come true to wear the Miss Universe crown, and I hope to serve the world through my advocacy for equality in the year to come and beyond.”

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Here is some more of the detail on Meza‘s interesting story so far. 

A degree in software engineering

Meza is a woman of many talents, as she has a degree in software engineering and is also an activist. She has been working closely with the Municipal Institute for Women, an organisation that is striving to put an end to gender-based violence. 

Additionally, Meza is a certified make-up artist and model. Plus, as if she wasn’t busy enough, she is the official tourism brand ambassador for her hometown of Chihuahua City.

A healthy lifestyle

One of her main passions is to live a healthy lifestyle, with the Mexican following a vegan diet and pursuing various extreme sports, including rappelling and sand boarding. 

During her time at the 69th Miss Universe pageant, Meza spoke about beauty and about how such concepts are changing. 

“We live in a society that more and more is more than advanced, and as we advance as a society, we’ve also advanced with stereotypes,” she said. “Nowadays beauty isn’t only the way we look. For me, beauty radiates not only in our spirit, but in our hearts and the way that we conduct ourselves. Never permit someone to tell you that you’re not valuable.”

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