- Andrea Meza of Mexico won the 69th Miss Universe title, beating out dozens of beauty queens from different countries
- A video of second runner-up Janick Maceta of Peru after the announcement of the winner went viral
- Janick was caught on camera getting emotional and trying to hold back her tears
-Although many viewers agreed with the judges’ verdict, there were also many fans who preferred Janick over Andrea
Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was crowned as the 69th Miss Universe, beating out 73 other beauty queens, including the Philippines’ Rabiya Mateo.
The pageant’s first runner-up is Brazil's Julia Gama, the second runner-up is Peru's Janick Maceta, the third runner-up is India's Adline Castelino, and the fourth runner-up is Dominican Republic's Kimberly Perez
KAMI learned that after Miss Mexico was announced as the winner, Peru's Janick Maceta was caught on camera getting emotional and trying to hold back her tears.
Many viewers agreed with the judges’ verdict but there were also many fans who preferred Janick.
Here is the emotional video of Janick uploaded on the Instagram account of Fashion Pulis:
Rabiya Mateo became well-known in the country after she won the Miss Universe Philippines 2020. She became beloved for her beauty, confidence and intelligence and for her humble background.
The beauty queen represented the Philippines in the 69th Miss Universe pageant, entering the top 21 but failing to get to the top 10.
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The Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant became controversial due to allegations of cheating. Miss Davao Alaiza Malinao defended the winner, Rabiya Mateo, saying that the cheating allegations against her are untrue.
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is also one of the high-profile celebrities who expressed their support for Rabiya. The famous beauty queen supported Rabiya by welcoming her to the “sisterhood.”
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