Most memorable moments from Miss Universe 2021 pageant

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Watching her best friend or her favorite pageant contestant walking down the aisle in a Miss Universe contest is a dream come true for any girl. It's a day filled with so much romance, glitz, and beauty that picking stylish moments from the Miss Universe pageant isn't tricky at all.

What an incredible honor it is to win the world's most prestigious beauty pageant! No matter who the winner is, the dress, tiara and crown are just perfectly matched to complement the beautiful fashion diva who wins the contest.

But what truly distinguishes a pageant title-winning gown from the rest? Isn't that what sets the winner apart from the rest of the contestants? Let’s take a look at the most stylish moments from the Miss Universe showdown:

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 16: Miss Mexico Andrea Meza is crowned Miss Universe 2021 onstage at the Miss Universe 2021 Pageant at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 16, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 16: Miss Mexico Andrea Meza is crowned Miss Universe 2021 onstage at the Miss Universe 2021 Pageant at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 16, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)

· The 2020 competition was postponed due to the Covid-19 epidemic. It was conducted in May 2021 and resulted in Andrea Meza from Mexico being crowned the Miss Universe.

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 16: Miss Mexico Andrea Meza is crowned Miss Universe 2021 onstage at the Miss Universe 2021 Pageant at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 16, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 16: Miss Mexico Andrea Meza is crowned Miss Universe 2021 onstage at the Miss Universe 2021 Pageant at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 16, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)

· She was crowned by Zozobini Tunzi, winner of Miss Universe in 2019, in an event held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Florida, USA. Designer Ivis Lenin designed her clothes, which was influenced by Mexico's exquisite aesthetic.

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 16:  Miss Universe Mexico Andrea Meza appears onstage at the 69th Miss Universe competition at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 16, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 16: Miss Universe Mexico Andrea Meza appears onstage at the 69th Miss Universe competition at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 16, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)

· Meza wore a unique design by Mexico's designer, Avelino Roque Osorio, for the round featuring national costumes. With their vivid and brilliant patterns and embellishments, the costumes served to highlight the vitality of Mexican culture. The clothes designer, Edgar Lozzano, remarked that the construction of the outfit reflected Andrea's view of the universe, in which everything, including the outfit, is permitted to shine.

· Andrea Meza was questioned after the last round of questions about her thoughts on altering beauty standards. She expressed concern about forming stereotypes and emphasized that beauty is inherent in each of us and is determined by our actions.

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 16: Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza and Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi pose onstage at the 69th Miss Universe competition at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 16, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 16: Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza and Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi pose onstage at the 69th Miss Universe competition at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 16, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)

· Zozubini Tunzi became the competition's longest-reigning winner as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 16: Contestants appear onstage at the 69th Miss Universe competition at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 16, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 16: Contestants appear onstage at the 69th Miss Universe competition at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 16, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)

· This year, the competition attracted over 70 participants. Before competing in the pageant's final rounds, competitors were required to complete a preliminary round consisting of trivia questions covering various subjects. Only 21 of the 74 players that began the tournament advanced to the final stages.

· Andrea, a Chinese-Mexican, chose to remain in the fashion sector while pursuing a profession as a software programmer. She was named Mexico's Universal Champion on June 25, 2020.

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 13: Miss India Adline Castelino appears onstage at the 69th Miss Universe National Costume Show at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 13, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 13: Miss India Adline Castelino appears onstage at the 69th Miss Universe National Costume Show at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 13, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)

· Adline Castelino, representing India, finished fourth in the contest. She looked mesmerizing in the Kummar Shravan saree she donned as a costume to represent her country’s heritage.

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 13: Miss Myanmar Thuzar Wint Lwin appears onstage at the 69th Miss Universe National Costume Show at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 13, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 13: Miss Myanmar Thuzar Wint Lwin appears onstage at the 69th Miss Universe National Costume Show at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 13, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)

· The #PrayForMyanmar movement, which was sparked by Miss Myanmar Thuzar Wint Lwin and many others, resulted in her being named the National Costume winner. She made a statement with her dress and hijab selection for the event.

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 13: Miss Universe Singapore Bernadette Belle Ong appears onstage at the Miss Universe 2021 - National Costume Show at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 13, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MAY 13: Miss Universe Singapore Bernadette Belle Ong appears onstage at the Miss Universe 2021 - National Costume Show at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 13, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)

· Along with donning the Asian love slogan ‘Stop Asian Hate’, Miss Singapore made an active political statement by planting the "Stop Asian Hate" seed in her national outfit.

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