Jimena Navarrete is a Mexican actress, model, TV presenter and winner of the Miss Universe 2010 international competition. She became the second Mexican to win the title of beauty queen in a prestigious competition.
Jimena Navarrete Rosales was born in the capital of the state of Jalisco, Guadalajara, in 1988, on February 22. All the childhood and adolescence of the beauty and her younger sister Mariana passed there.
The path to the royal title
The girl's father, Carlos, is a certified dentist. Her mother, Gabriella Rosette, is a housewife. At the age of sixteen, Jimena began modeling.
After graduation, the girl became a student at the Atemajak Valley University of Sapopan. She decided to get an education and become a nutritionist. During her studies, Navarrete first appeared in a beauty contest.
She won the Nuestra Belleza Jalisco competition in her hometown. The next step was a trip to the "Beauty of Mexico". In it, Jimena bypassed more than thirty other participants and again became the queen.
In the entire history of the competition, the girl from Jalisco won for the second time. The first was her close friend Carla Carrilllo, who recommended Jimena to take part in this event.
In August 2010, Jimena brilliantly won the Miss Universe title. In Las Vegas, Navarreta was presented with a luxurious crown of yellow and white gold, as before in 1991 to her compatriot Lupita Jones.
Jimena has replaced Venezuelan native Stefania Fernandez, Miss Universe 2009. The girl wrote about the joyful event on her Facebook page in Spanish.
Together with the royal diadem, Jimena was presented with the keys to the luxury apartments and a grant for training. However, the title of honor implied new responsibilities.
After the competition
Under the contract, during the next year, the winner made a promise to take part in all charity events. She went to the 2010 Shanghai Fashion Week and participated in the World Expo.
In February 2010, the first royal photo session took place in Mexico City. Jimena took part in the finals of the competition in various countries throughout the next year. In March, she visited Moscow and San Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Then I went to Bangkok. July brought a trip to Chilean Santiago. At the end of May 2011, the girl returned to Guadalajara to support Children International, an international charity campaign to help children.
The new work took a lot of time and effort. The beauty's schedule was very busy all year. Jimena completed her studies at the Asian Film and Television Academy located in India.
After earning the title of Queen, she became a successful model. Since February 2011 Navarrete is officially the face of Old Navy and L'Oréal.
Jimena visited Puerto Rico, attended the opening of the golf championship, and traveled to Panama for an AIDS event.
In July 2011, the beauty traveled to the Bahamas Atlantis Paradise for the coronation of the new Miss USA Young winner.
In September, Jimena in São Paulo transferred the title of Queen to Leyla Lopez of Angola.
Career as an actress
At the prestigious competition, which she already knew in 2012, Jimena appeared as a judge. During the same period, the girl found out that she has French and Spanish roots after genetic testing.
In the middle of summer 2013, Navarrete announced the start of her film career. Together with the artist William Levy, the girl starred in the TV series "The Tempest". She got the main role of sisters Marina Reverte and Magdalena Artigas.
The series has become very popular not only in Latin America. It was licensed by the United States. Amazing events unfold in a small fishing town. The main characters are an urban pampered beauty and a headstrong simple fisherman.
Jimena's character, Marina Reverte, is forced to give up her usual life and successful business.In addition, it turns out that the girl's sick mother needs to change her place of residence.
In a new place, the heroine begins work at a fish factory. It is not easy for her to get used to local concepts, to come to terms with the presence of a boorish subordinate, Domian Fabre, the hero of Levi. He also does not intend to indulge the impregnable and proud city woman in everything.
Gradually, the opposition changes to opposite feelings. In addition to love, Marina will have to find out the secret of her birth.
In the film 108 Stitches, Jimene was assigned the role of Gabi. Navarrete took part in a short documentary in 2015 "Halisto … Something with You."
The celebrity also appeared on the television program "The Evening Show with David Letterman".
Matters of the heart
The girl's first love was Pablo Nieto. Jimena met a handsome engineer three days before Miss Universe. The couple split in 2011.
The next was an affair with Jamie Mayol, a TV presenter from Puerto Rico. However, the lovers parted ways after filming La Tempestad (The Tempest) in May 2013.
Rumors surfaced that Jimena was having an affair with her co-star, William Levy, but neither side provided confirmation.
In 2016, the beauty was officially engaged to Juan Carlos Valladeres, a businessman. The official ceremony, after which Jimena and Juan became husband and wife, took place on April 1, 2017.
A young family is expecting the birth of a child. Navarrete is an active protector of nature. She participates in humanitarian activities with Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2009 and Televisa Network.
Jimena plans to work with women who need help with eating disorders. She believes that only healthy people can look and feel good.
Navarrete considers family values, custody of the children of their parents to be important. The Queen set out to debunk the idea of her home country as a dangerous place where crime flourishes.