Miss Universe 2008 Winner

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Miss Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza, 22 , was crowned as the Miss Universe 2008 on Monday held in Vietnam. She was once kidnapped in her homeland and says the experience taught her to remain poised under pressure.

The runners-up were:
1st runner-up: Taliana Vargas (Colombia)
2nd runner-up: Marianne Cruz (Dominican Republic)
3rd runner-up: Vera Krasova (Russia)
4th runner-up: Elisa Najera (Mexico)

Other Awards were:
Best in National Costume: Miss Thailand
Miss Congeniality: Miss El Salvador

Additional Info:
Miss USA Crystle Stewart fell down again during the evening gown competition, if you may recall, during the 2007 Miss Universe contest in Mexico City, Miss USA Rachel Smith also tumbled during the evening gown competition and became an unintended star on You Tube, where the video was shown over and over again. Like Smith, Stewart quickly stood up after her fall and continued on as if nothing had happened.


  1. oh the philippines didn’t make it…oh sad…

  2. i was kinda confident with her talent, beauty, and poise. oh well, better luck next time jennifer. πŸ™‚

  3. man that must have beeeen so embarrassing!

    i would have died!

  4. Dont you think too many venezuelans win miss ‘something’ every year? how come no one ever wins from Far east asia or africa? .. its a meaningless parade with racist results….

  5. Camilla

    Hey Grey! Why are you talking about racist results? HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN VENEZUELA? OR IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN LATIN AMERICA?…NO I DON`T THINK SO, because in Venezuela, for example, is one of the countries where there is more racial mixing and the same history is in the rest of latin america, even more than in the E.E.U.U.
    In those countries, they dont pay attention to the color of your skin.
    In fact, the New Miss Universe, is not a “white” person either a Black, she is mixed.
    And let me remind you, there have been over time many winners of this competition, which were from Asia and Africa, including the Miss Universe 2007 that was from japan. Only to remind BY If you had some problems with your memory
    What if you should think is that Latin women are beautiful, This was shown last night, in the table of honor, 4 of 5 girls were Latinas, don`t you think?

  6. Posh, I think it’s not or luck yet this year.. 😦 thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

    Eshda3wa, i just wonder it happened twice in a row, there must be something, hehe πŸ™‚

    Grey, I think it’s just because they’re all really cute, it’s obvious! and BTW, India have many winners also for the past few years, if you may recall, Sushmita Sin won the Miss Universe 1994, that was held in Philippines and I think there were some winners on the previous years also. πŸ™‚

    Camilla, very well said, I agree with you that most Latinas are beautiful, I like their colors, face profile and lot more…thanks for dropping by in my blog and I hope to see you around πŸ™‚

  7. ade

    I find it very strange that no visibly coloured women were among the top 15.
    I would definetly like to see more people of colour in the top…

  8. well, it is true that lots of venezuelans have won this kind of competitions, but there have also been terrible years for them. However, I think one of the most important issues here is the preparation the girls previous have, so Venezuelans are working very hard on this, just like other countries you can also see competing here. In venezuela this is an institution formed already and they help young girls get ready for this. I guess it is nothing easy at all, I just watched Dayana (MIss Universe 2008) recieving orders and instructions from the miss universe organization, and I guess these girls have to be ready for this kind of presure. anyway congrats to all of the contestants and special to the winner, which always have oppsitors but it is what it is, and I think it’s a blessed these latinas have, their’re really cute and sweet, and also the most interested countries still in this kind of beauty peagents. I’m from venezuela!

  9. esa hija de puta es prostituta to puta q lala verga ella es orrible porq la vi en un hotel con 3 tipos disen q es puta

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