Mexican model, actress and beauty pageant contestant who won Miss Universe 2010. She was previously named as Nuestra Belleza México 2009. Navarrete was born and raised in Guadalajara, the capital city of Jalisco, Mexico. She is one of two children, born to dentist parents Carlos Navarrete and Gabriela Rosete. 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.
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. 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.
On August 23, 2010, Navarrete (then known as “Jimena”) was named Miss Universe, making her the second Mexican delegate to win the title, after Lupita Jones in 1991. Coincidentally, both were crowned in Las Vegas, Nevada.