Ximena Navarrete

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Navarrete and the second or maternal family name is Rosete.
Ximena Navarrete
Beauty pageant titleholder
Ximena Navarrete - Miss Universe 2010.jpg
Born Jimena Navarrete Rosete[1][2]
(1988-02-22) February 22, 1988 (age 26)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Measurements 88-60-90
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Nuestra Belleza Jalisco 2009
Nuestra Belleza México 2009
Miss Universe 2010
Major
competition(s)
Nuestra Belleza Jalisco 2009
(Winner)
Nuestra Belleza México 2009
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2010
(Winner)

Jimena "Ximena" Navarrete Rosete[1] (born February 22, 1988 in Guadalajara) is a Mexican model, actress and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Universe 2010.[3] She was previously named as Nuestra Belleza México 2009.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Navarrete was born and raised in Guadalajara, the capital city of Jalisco, Mexico to a middle-class family. She is one of two children, born to Carlos Navarrete, a dentist, and Gabriela Rosete Riestra, a house wife. She has one younger sister. She began modeling locally at the age of sixteen, and studied nutrition at the Valle de Atemajac University, prior to taking part in the world pageant.[5] In 2012, Ximena accepted to be part of a genetic study, her maternal lineage is haplogroup J; her roots lie in the region known as the Franco-Cantabrian, which is in northern Spain and southwestern France.[6]

Career[edit]

Pageantry[edit]

Navarrete was crowned Nuestra Belleza Jalisco on July 16, 2009 in her hometown, and subsequently won the national title of Nuestra Belleza México as well, besting thirty-three other contestants during the 16th edition of that event, held September 20, 2009 in Mérida, Yucatán.[7] That night, Navarrete became the second consecutive winner from Jalisco, following Karla Carrillo, the outgoing titleholder and a close friend who encouraged her to participate in the pageant.[1][5]

Miss Universe 2010[edit]

On August 23, 2010, Navarrete (then known as "Jimena") was named Miss Universe,[8] making her the second Mexican delegate to win the title, after Lupita Jones in 1991. Coincidentally, both were crowned in Las Vegas, Nevada.[8]

In October 2010, Navarrete traveled to Shanghai, China for the 2010 World Expo and Shanghai Fashion Week. On February 10, 2011, Navarrete became spokesperson of L'Oreal Paris and Old Navy. She had her first official photo shoot in Mexico. In March 2011, Navarrete traveled to Moscow, Russia and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to attend the national finals respectively. She then traveled to Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Golf Open. She also traveled to Panama to work with Aid for AIDS and attended the Thai national final at Bangkok, Thailand on March 26, 2011.

In May 2011, Navarrete traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico, her hometown, to raise awareness for Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization helping over 12,000 poor children there.[9] In July 2011, Navarrete attended the Chilean national final at Santiago, Chile. She also traveled to the Atlantis Paradise Island, The Bahamas to help crown Miss Teen USA on July 16, 2011. During her reign, Navarrete traveled to Spain, multiple trips in Mexico, Indonesia, China, France, India, Russia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, Thailand, Brazil, Guatemala, Chile and Bahamas in addition to numerous trips around the USA.[10]

Modeling and acting[edit]

On February 10, 2011, Navarrete became spokesperson of L'Oreal Paris[11] and Old Navy.[12] In 2013, Navarrete announced she would debut her acting career in the soap opera La tempestad.[13] On February 15, 2013, Salvador Mejía confirmed that Navarrete and William Levy would be the protagonists of the telenovela.[14] She played a twins role, as Marina Reverte and Magdalena Artigas.

Filmography[edit]

TV Show
Year Show Character
2012 Nuestra Belleza México 2012 Presenter
Miss Universe 2012 Judge
Homenaje al Chavo del Ocho Presenter
Premios TVyNovelas 2012
Telenovelas
Year Title Role Notes
2013 La Tempestad Marina Reverte Artigas/Magdalena Reverte Artigas Telenovelas Debut
Protagonist
2015 Lo Imperdonable Main Villain

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Correa, Ofelia (2010). "Nuestras Reinas: Jimena Navarrete" (in Spanish). Nuestra Belleza. 
  2. ^ Officially her name is spelled Jimena, though she prefers writing it as Ximena.
  3. ^ Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete wins Miss Universe tiara[dead link]
  4. ^ Ximena Navarrete ¿Quién es la Miss Universo 2010?. Quien.com (2010-8-24). Retrieved on 2012-05-12.
  5. ^ a b Miss Universe 2010 tiene novio. Impre.com (2010-8-24). Retrieved on 2012-05-12.
  6. ^ http://quo.mx/2012/05/30/plus/la-genetica-tras-la-belleza-de-ximena
  7. ^ "Noticias – Jimena Navarrete es NBM 2009 y Anabel Solís es NBMM 2009". Esmas.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-12.
  8. ^ a b "Gana la mexicana Jimena Navarrete el Miss Universo 2010". Diario Milénio (in Spanish). Notimex. Retrieved August 23, 2010. 
  9. ^ Children International. Children.org. Retrieved on 2012-05-12.
  10. ^ Events. Miss Universe (July 2011). Retrieved on 2012-05-12.
  11. ^ "Ximena Navarrete is L'oreal spokesperson". 
  12. ^ Ramírez, Claudia (February 11, 2011). "Ximena es la más bella". EL Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved February 15, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Ximena Navarrete en el elenco de la telenovela "El señor de los cielos"" (in Spanish). Starmedia. December 19, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  14. ^ William Levy's 'La Tempestad' Telenovela News Update - Ximena Navarrete Signed To Play Female Lead

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Venezuela Stefanía Fernández
Miss Universe
2010
Succeeded by
Angola Leila Lopes
Preceded by
Jalisco Karla Carrillo
Nuestra Belleza México
2009
Succeeded by
Jalisco Karin Ontiveros
Preceded by
Mayra Gonzalez
Nuestra Belleza Jalisco
2009
Succeeded by
Janeth Pérez
(Successor)