Mexican model, actress and beauty pageant titleholder 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 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. 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.