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Dominican Republic’s Kimberly Jimenez is Miss Universe 2020 fourth runner-up, loses to Mexico’s Andrea Meza

Kimberly Marie Jimenez de Leon, 24, of La Romana, Dominican Republic almost won Miss Universe 2020. She was fourth runner-up.

Hosted by Mario Lopez, 47, and Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, 28, the Miss Universe 2020 coronation night took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida, United States on May 16, 2021. Including Jimenez, a total of 74 candidates competed for the crown.

It was Alma Andrea Meza Carmona, 26, of Chihuahua City, Mexico who was crowned Miss Universe 2020 while Julia Weissheimer Werlang Gama, 27, of Brazil was her runner-up. Janick Maceta del Castillo, 27, of Lima, Peru and Adline Mewis Quadros Castelino, 22, of India were the respective second and third runners-up.

Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi, 27, of South Africa co-hosted the national costume show with Nick Teplitz on May 13, 2021 and the preliminary competition with Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Tebow, 25, of South Africa on May 14, 2020. Jimenez won the Carnival Spirit Award while Thuzar Wint Lwin, 22, of Myanmar won the Best National Costume award and Lenka Nemer, 24, of Bolivia won the Impact Award.

Tebow and Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega, 28, of Colombia served as expert analysts during the coronation night while Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst, 30, was a correspondent. The judges were Miss Universe 2006 Zuleyka Rivera, 33, of Puerto Rico, Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee, 50, of Hawaii, USA, Colombian economist Tatyana Orozco, 44, Korean-American actress Arden Cho, 35, Canadian television host Keltie Knight and American businesswomen Christine Duffy, 59, Sheryl Adkins-Green, 55, and Deepica Mutyala, 31.


Jimenez is of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. She is a citizen of both the Dominican Republic and the U.S.

The La Romana native was Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2017 second runner-up. She was also Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2019 first runner-up.

On September 28, 2020, Jimenez was appointed as Miss República Dominicana Universo 2020, making her the fifth Afro-Latin woman to represent Dominican Republic in Miss Universe. Watch her Miss Universe 2020 performance here:

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  1. Woa, qué mujer tan hermosa y valiente eres para ayudar a criar a tus hermanas y ayudar a tu familia con todo. Me sentí muy conmovido. Tu belleza es indiscutiblemente perfecta. Si tuviera una hija, me gustaría que fuera como tú. Solo tengo dos hijos de tu edad. Sería perfecto si pudieran encontrar a una joven tan hermosa y maravillosa como tú. Te deseo salud, amor y felicidad. Gracias por existir, que Dios siempre te proteja a ti y a tu familia. Ha sido un placer escribirles.


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