What is Andrea Meza's net worth? How Miss Universe 2020 balances her careers as a model and a software engineer
Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was crowned Miss Universe 2020 on May 16, 2021, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida, USA. The 26-year-old model became the third ever Mexican woman to be honored with the prestigious title after Lupita Jones in 1991 and Ximena Navarrete in 2021. Meza reigned over 74 contestants and emerged victorious after she impressed the panel of judges with her ideas and skills.
Little known to many, the gorgeous model from Chihuahua City is also a tech expert as she has worked as a software engineer in the past. In 2017, she graduated with a degree in software engineering from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua. Read on to find out more about Andrea's career, net worth and other unknown details.
What is Andrea Meza's net worth?
Born on August 13, 1994, in Mexico, Andrea is the eldest of three daughters of Alma Carmona and Santiago Meza. She pursued a career as a software engineer after graduating in 2017. She was simultaneously carrying on modeling as she launched her pageantry career in 2016 with the Miss World Mexico 2016. In 2017, she was crowned Miss Mexico, followed by being the first runner-up in Miss World 2017. At the Miss World pageant, she also won the sports challenge.
According to Idol Celebs, she is one of the richest models to be born in Mexico. She is often spotted posing with luxury cars on her Instagram feed. Her net worth in 2020 was estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million. In 2021, Idol Net Worth reported her net worth to be around a staggering $40 million. It is unknown whether she still continues to work as a software engineer alongside her successful modeling career.
'Beauty isn't only the way we look'
Andrea Meza was lauded for her empowering statement on evolving beauty standards at the Miss Universe stage, where she said, "Nowadays beauty isn't only the way we look. For me, beauty radiates not only in our spirit but in our hearts, and the way that we conduct ourselves. Never permit someone to tell you that you're not valuable."
Addressing the Covid-19 crisis in her country, Andrea answered how she might have handled the situation had she been in power. "I believe there is no perfect way to handle this hard situation as COVID-19, but I believe what I would have done is to create this lockdown even before everything was that big because we lost so many lives and we cannot afford that. We have to take care of our people, that's why I would've taken care of them since the beginning."
Her win was celebrated by Mexican people on social media, who hailed her as a true queen. "After 11 years, the crown is back to Mexico! When Ximena Navarrete won in 2010, she also wore a red gown. Coincidentally, Andrea Meza also wore a red gown when she was crowned earlier as the 69th #MissUniverse," a Twitter user highlighted, comparing the two Mexican Miss Universe pageant holders.
"Andrea Meza is so pretty oh my god," another user wrote. A third user tweeted, "Congrats to the new Miss Universe, Andrea Meza from Mexico. So excited to see all the great things that you will do during your reign! #MissUnivers2020."
After 11 years, the crown is back to Mexico! 🇲🇽— Tristan Elvin Domingo (@trstndm) May 17, 2021
When Ximena Navarrete won in 2010, she also wore a red gown. Coincidentally, Andrea Meza also wore a red gown when she was crowned earlier as the 69th #MissUniverse pic.twitter.com/w2wa2vsTqh
Congrats to the new Miss Universe, Andrea Meza from Mexico. So excited to see all the great things that you will do during your reign! #MissUnivers2020— Helianthus 🌻🌻🌻 (@ikigai_lady) May 17, 2021