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Mexico: Miss Universe 2010 Gets All the Attention on Twitter

Among magnificent smiles, shining crowns and a cheering crowd, on Monday night Miss Mexico 2010 – Jimena Navarrete – won this year's Miss Universe contest at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, USA. As hosts Natalie Morales and Bret Michaels introduced different categories among the stunning contestants, Twitter users located all around the world shared comments with hashtags related to the topic (#missuniverse and the Spanish version, #missuniverso), showing their interest and support. Mexican Twitter users, particularly, displayed some amusing comments during and after the contest.

Jimena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010. Photo by Guillermo Flores, flickr user memoflores, used under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license

Jorge Miranda (@Georgepogoda) suggested [es] Mexicans celebrate at the angel of independence monument, one of the most representative symbols of the capital, Mexico City:

Si gana la de México nos vamos al angel? #missuniverso

If the Mexican one wins, should we gather at the angel? #missuniverso

When the Mexican contestant was announced as the winner, tweets started emerging every second. This comment [es] was posted by Alex Torres (@psicoloco), as he mentioned two of the most important national news: the upcoming celebration of the “Bicentenario” (celebrating 200 years of Mexican independence) and the new law that allows gay couples to adopt children:

“Bien! Tenemos #MissUniverso por 2da vez! Esto es para celebrar el #Bicentenario y las #BodasGay!”

“Good! We have #MissUniverso for the 2nd time! This is to celebrate the #Bicentenario and the #GayWeddings”

Another user, Gilberto Ruiz (@gilber7), expressed cynically [es],

TENDREMOS NARCO! TENDREMOS VIOLENCIA!! NUESTRO GOBIERNO VALE MADREEEE!! PERO DE QUE SOMOS BONITOOOOOOS!!! LO SOMOS!!! #MissUniverso

WE MIGHT HAVE NARCO [drug trafficking]! WE MIGHT HAVE VIOLENCE!! OUR GOVERNMENT IS NOT THE BEST!! BUT IF THEY ASK US IF WE ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! WE ARE!!! #MissUniverso

As Navarrete was being crowned, other important events were taking place in the country. Just as Hugo Camacho (@hugocamacho) reported [es]:

Mientras la MEXICANA estaba siendo coronada como la #MissUniverso un terremoto de magnitud 6,4 sacudió la costa oeste de México.

While the MEXICAN was being crowned as #MissUniverse an earthquake with a magnitud of 6.4, was shaking off Mexico's west coast

Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) confirmed this information.

Antuan Diaz (@antuan_diaz) mentioned [es] Mexico's national football in this tweet:

11 hombres mexicanos de la selección no pudieron con la #WORLDCUP .. pero 1 sola mujer pudo con #MISSUNIVERSO Felicidades C:

11 Mexican men in the [football] team could not win the #WORLDCUP…but 1 woman alone could handle #MISSUNIVERSO. Congratulations C:

Faviola Martinez (@favyprincess), like many others, showed [es] her excitement:

VAMOS por el MARIACHI y unos TEQUILAS para celebrar #MissUniverso

Let's get the MARIACHI and some TEQUILAS to celebrate #MissUniverso

By contrast, Zayra Alvarez (@zay_alvarez) commented [es] on reactions to other situations where Mexicans are recognized around the world:

Cuando estudiantes del IPN o la UNAM ganan concursos mundiales de ciencia a todos les vale madres, pero no fuera #missuniverso porque ahí sí

When IPN or UNAM students (National Universities) win world science contests nobody cares, but if they were just like #missuniverso…

Finally, Miss Universe 2010 showed [es] her enthusiasm through her personal Twitter account (@ximenaNR):

Gracias a todos …los amo!!!!! Los veo al rato!

Thank you everybody…I love you!!! I will see you soon!

4 comments

  • Excellent writing that leaves me with joy at the beautiful people of Mexico. A queen who deserved to be Miss Universe.
    Hugs!!

  • Raj

    Andie! me gustaron los comments! te quiero! felicidades!

  • To William Baldwin’s question, crowd favorite Venus Raj unconsciously thought out her answer in native language (Tagalog) and then blurted her response in second language (English). Psycholinguists will agree that a non-native speaker, even if intermediate in level, may hardly be able to respond with spontaneous eloquence in second language during a time-sensitive, public situation. The hard lesson learned is that, even if a Philippine beauty candidate can speak English, she should opt to avail of interpreter service, as how Miss Mexico did. After all, Miss Universe is not a public speaking contest — it’s a beauty contest! Still, making it to Top 5 was no minor, minor feat, so here is my sincere… “MAJOR, MAJOR CONGRATULATIONS, MISS RAJ!”

  • Does Miss Mexico approve the massacres of immigrants carried out in her country by the Mexican gangster and Mexican authorities?

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