TODAY | August 26, 2010
>>> so what's it like to be the most beautiful woman in the universe? jimena navarrete knows because on monday night the 22-year-old from mexico beat out 82 other contestants to become the newest miss universe . jimena, congratulations. i was there with you.
>> thank you. thank you.
>> and you said then that your mind was a blank.
>> has it settled in a little bit more today?
>> i am like just trying to understand what is happening right now. really. it's a big step. and a big change.
>> i don't think you're getting your crown back.
>> no --
>> beauty queen --
>> every girl i think would love to wear your crown. but only you get to really wear it. congratulations to you.
>> what was the most difficult part of the pageant? of any pageant?
>> i think that i can't sleep.
>> because you're up early, right?
>> wake up early. this is the most difficult thing.
>> well you're just so lovely and i know that you want to use this for a good effort to bring awareness about hiv/aids.
>> we are going to be working on that. and just trying to get information and work and work and work.
>> a very busy year.
>> what was it like to know you're miss universe . you're the universe, the whole universe?
>> well, i think that it's so -- so hard for me, difficult.
>> you're trying to make sense of it?
>> it must have been so emotional to be there, too, natalie.
>> i think what she's doing