Changing the world one smile at a time with Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza

11 Aug 2021 | Camilla Suarez

he 69th edition of Miss Universe i.e., Miss Universe 2020, was held on 16th May 2021 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, United States where Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa crowned Andrea Meza of Mexico as the new Miss Universe at the end of the event finale.

The 26-year-old Andrea beat 73 other contestants to win the coveted crown. After winning Miss Universe 2020, Andrea Meza became the third woman from her country to win the Miss Universe crown. After over a month of crowning and fulfilling her responsibilities in the States, the reigning queen received a grand welcome back home in Mexico, in early July.



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After a successful homecoming week, Andrea returned to New York to attend media interviews and events as a part of her duties. The queen has recently made it back to Mexico to attend the inauguration of a care center for children with cleft lip and palate. She was also there to support the work of the Smile Train Latin America organization.

“A cleft lip and palate leadership center where comprehensive medical care is provided to LPH patients. In love with this cause! And super honored to be the godmother of the inauguration of one of the 6 centers around the world with this type of attention,” wrote the Miss Universe.

In love with this cause! And super honored to be the godmother of the inauguration of one of the 6 centers around the world with this type of attention,” she added. During the inauguration ceremony, the queen also received an early birthday surprise by the kids as they sang the birthday song for her and gave her flowers, balloons and a cake.

The diva was also in the country to start off a mission with Smile Train Latin America organization, the leading organization in the treatment of Cleft Lip and Palatine which empowers medical professionals who provide treatment in their communities.



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The Miss Universe organization shared, “Andrea Meza visited Smile Train Latin America’s cleft patient Roberto at home and sat down with his family to learn about his cleft journey. For 19 years, Smile Train Mexico’s 37 local partners have supported over 21,000 free cleft surgeries and they continue to provide nutrition, speech, dental and psychosocial cleft care for all those in need 365 days a year.”

Andrea also took her social media to share her experience as she wrote, “I met little Roberto and his lovely parents yesterday at their home. He is a patient at Centro Suma in Mexico City. He’s only 3 months old and he started his treatment a month and a half ago! He’s going to receive the best treatment a child with a cleft can receive.” She also shared, “Every time I listen to stories like this I feel so grateful that organizations like Smile Train exist because it gives me hope, I know that Roberto is going to have a happy and extraordinary life.”

Mexico’s pride, Andrea Meza will deliver the crown next December in Israel, a country that will serve as the location for the contest for the first time. The queen will thus fulfill the shortest reign in history, which is why she said she enjoyed every second to the fullest.

“Since the contest began, I promised myself that it would be like this because it is a unique experience that will not be repeated. You can only go to Miss Universe once in your life.” She also added that by getting down to work, great things can be achieved in 7 months instead of 12 months.