According to the official Miss Universe website, 26-year-old Meza was crowned by her predecessor Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa, who won the pageant in 2019.
While Julia Gama of Brazil, 28, was the runner-up, Janick Maceta (27) from Peru finished in third place.
Adline Castelino, 22 years old hit a standstill.
Castelino, 22, was congratulated by Miss Diva Universe India via her official Twitter page.
India named 3rd runner up at @MissUniverse! 👑😍Our hearts are full of great pride for LIVA Miss Diva Un… https://t.co/GaxmNJZQPC
— Miss Diva (@MissDivaOrg) 1621221753000
“India ranked 3rd Runner Up at @MissUniverse! Our hearts are filled with great pride for LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2020, @AdlineCastelino who has done such an outstanding job at the Miss Universe Pageant! We couldn’t have asked for a better representative. than you,” the post read.
History is made! India’s 🇮🇳 @AdlineCastelino named 3rd Runner-Up at the 69th Miss Universe Pageant 👑 We are… https://t.co/vT2u1geNp5
— Miss Diva (@MissDivaOrg) 1621227653000
Singer Luis Fonsi of ‘Despacito’ fame performed in a three-hour contest, hosted by Mario Lopez and Olivia Culpo.
This is the third Miss Universe victory for Mexico, with Ximena Navarrete and Lupita Jones being crowned winners in 2010 and 1991, respectively.