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The Complete Q&A And 30-Second Speeches Of Miss Universe 2020's Top 5 Candidates

See how each candidate answered every question with grace under pressure

The Miss Universe 2020 competition introduced a new queen: Miss Mexico Andrea Meza!


The 26-year-old software engineer bested candidates who made it to Top 5, including Fourth Runner-up Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Jimenez, Third Runner-up Miss India Adline Castelino, Second Runner-up Miss Peru Janick del Castillo, and First Runner-up Miss Brazil Julia Gama




The 69th Miss Universe competition made a couple of changes in its format to spice things up for the Top 5, namely, by injecting an additional round of Q&A.


Traditionally, Top 5 semi-finalists went through a single grueling round of Q&A before advancing to Top 3 as finalists. This year, aside from having to answer one question each, the Top 5 candidates also had to choose a topic at random and deliver a 30-second speech about it. Topics ranged from climate change and gender issues, to COVID-19 response and democratic rights. 


It was one way to show that 21st century beauty queens aren't just pretty faces, but are of substance, too. 


Check out the complete Q&A answers and 30-second speeches of each of the Top 5 candidates in the gallery below!


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