Mexican Beauty Lands Miss Universe Title

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August 24, 2010 | 8:35pm EST

A 22-year-old Mexican beat out 82 beauty queens to be crowned Miss Universe in Las Vegas on Monday night.
Jimena Navarrete won a one-year scholarship to the New York Film Academy, a luxury Big Apple apartment, jewellery, clothing and footwear gifts and an undisclosed salary.

Navarrete beat out runners-up Yendi Phillipps of Jamaica and Australia’s Jesinta Campbell to claim the crown. She replaces Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela.

Rocker Bret Michaels hosted the pageant.