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Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete, of Guadalajara, reacts as she is crowned Miss Universe 2010 by Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez during the Miss Universe pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Miss Universe Organization/Handout

Monday evening, during one of the year's most exciting live international television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarrete, as MISS UNIVERSE® 2010 live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Bret Michaels and NBC's Today show co-host and correspondent Natalie Morales hosted the international event, which aired on NBC and Telemundo. John Legend & The Roots and Viva ELVIS by Cirque du Soleil performed live during the competition. The pageant was presented by official hair care sponsor Farouk Systems.

Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarrete, is 21 years old and loves nature, boating, riding motorcycles, spending time with her family and traveling.

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Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete competes during the 2010 Miss Universe pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 23, 2010. Navarrete was later crowned Miss Universe 2010. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete competes during the Miss Universe pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps, in a dress designed by Sherri Hill, reacts after being chosen as one of the top 15 finalists during the Miss Universe pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Miss Universe Organization/Handout
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Miss Ukraine Anna Poslavska, in a dress designed by Sherri Hill, reacts after being chosen as one of the top 15 finalists during the Miss Universe pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Miss Universe Organization/Handout
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Miss Ukraine Anna Poslavska competes during the Miss Universe pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps competes in the swimsuit portion of the 2010 Miss Universe pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 23, 2010. Phillipps was first runner-up in the pageant. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart (L) and co-owner of the Miss Universe Pageant Donald Trump meet with the Miss Universe 2010 contestants in Las Vegas August 22, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 competition will take place on August 23. REUTERS/Miss Universe Organization/Handout