Hollywood, FL

MAY 7, 2021

Miss Universe Mexico Andrea Meza was crowned Miss Universe with the Mouawad Miss Universe Power of Unity Crown. The event was broadcast live across the world from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, where Mouawad Co-Guardian Pascal Mouawad was in attendance. Andrea was among women representing 74 countries who competed in multiple categories to be elected titleholder. It was an emotional moment as Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi, who now holds the title for the longest-ever reigning Miss Universe, took to the stage to crown Andrea with the Power of Unity Crown, ushering in a new chapter in the life of this expertly crafted crown.

Taking its inspiration from the universal themes of nature, strength, beauty, femininity and fairness, the Mouawad MISS UNIVERSE® Power of Unity Crown is crafted from 18-karat gold and handset with more than 1,725 white diamonds and 3 golden canary diamonds. These hundreds of diamonds are set in intricate interplays of motifs of petals, leaves and vines, representing communities across the seven continents whose bonds unite them in the same purpose of empowering one another. The crown’s centerpiece, a shield cut golden canary diamond weighing a magnificent 62.83 carat, and its harmony with the diamonds surrounding it, inspires the crown’s name, the Power of Unity.

“I am so honored to have been selected among the 73 other amazing women I stood with tonight,” said Miss Universe Andrea Meza. “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.”

Andrea Meza, 26, is from Chihuahua City, and represented her home country, Mexico, as Miss Universe Mexico, in the 69th annual Miss Universe competition. Andrea has a degree in software engineering, and is an activist, and currently works closely with the Municipal Institute for Women, which aims to end gender-based violence. She is also a certified make-up artist and model, who is passionate about being active and living a healthy lifestyle. She is also vegan, and enjoys extreme sports in her free time, including rappelling and sand boarding. Andrea is also the official Tourism Brand Ambassador for her hometown, Chihuahua, promoting the best tourist attractions and rich culture her beautiful home offers.

At a press conference held to a select audience following the crowning, Pascal Mouawad presented the reigning Miss Universe 2021, Andrea Meza, with a Mouawad Leila yellow sapphire and diamond pendant crafted from 18-karat white gold on a sapphire-set chain, and also presented Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi with a pair of Mouawad Oriana 18-karat gold earrings set with diamonds and white South Sea pearls.

Mouawad Co-Guardian Pascal Mouawad said, “It is inspiring to see the Mouawad MISS UNIVERSE® Power of Unity Crown begin a new chapter with a new reigning Miss Universe. We look forward to seeing its powerful message of beauty, unity and being a force for good be embodied and carried forward by Andrea.”