Lupita Jones, the director of Mexicana Universal, made the announcement in a live Instagram session on May 31. Débora Hallal, who was first runner-up in Mexicana Universal 2020, has been appointed as Mexico’s representative to the next edition of the Miss Universe competition. Jones explains this announcement by citing pandemic limitations and lack of ample time to hold a national pageant.
Hallal is a 24-year-old model from los Mochis, Sinaloa who holds a degree in business administration. and an advanced level of English is focused on altruistic actions, actively participating in civil association and with the Sinaloan youth. She is the creator of the project called, ‘A Purpose’, in which she explained that she visits marginalized communities to provide all kinds of primary assistance.
Prior to joining Mexicana Universal, she won Miss Teen Mundial Mexico 2016 and placed in the Top 10 of Miss Teen Mundial 2016.