MISS Universe winner Andrea Meza could have her title stripped after “wedding pics” emerged, “leaving her ineligible for contest”, warn reports.
Miss Mexico took the 2021 crown on Sunday after the 26-year-old beat 74 other beauty queens – but she is now embroiled in controversy.
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Andrea Meza, a model and software engineer, won the comp[/caption]
Clifftop photos snapped in 2019 show Andrea posing as a stunning bride, while wearing a lengthy flowing veil, while hugging her ‘husband’.
The pics have been shared across social media and by Mexican publications, as a major rule for the Miss Universe beauty contest is that contestants must be single.
Wedding rumours started just hours after she was crowned Miss Universe in Florida on Sunday night.
In the photo spread, she and Jorge Saenz included romantic captions that read like wedding vows.
He wrote in the captions: “I am immensely grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to meet her at this moment and to cross our path.
“Today a new stage in our lives begins and I am sure that sharing everything with you will make me the happiest person in the world.”
Hugo Gloss reports that since the pics were shared – and criticised – these captions have been ‘deleted’.
And Jorge has now clarified the confusion, saying that he is not currently, and never has been Andrea’s husband.
Jorge, a model, explained that the pics were part of an advertising campaign, to highlight and show off the State of Chihuahua: “We ran a campaign to promote tourism in Chihuahua.
“One of the photos we took was of a wedding, which Andrea and I posted on our profiles.
“Andrea is a friend of mine and [like] my sister. They were taking things out of context.
“These photos are old and Andrea is just my friend.”
The stunning Mexican brunette was crowned Miss Universe at the rescheduled pageant in Florida on May 16.
She became the third Mexican to be crowned Miss Universe and had previously been crowned Mexicana Universal 2020 and Miss Mexico 2017, as well as finishing as the first runner-up at Miss World 2017.
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