Dayana Mendoza - Miss Universe 2008
Dayana Mendoza is the new Miss Universe 2008 (Biography & Profile)
Age: 22 yrs
Height:5'9" (1.76 m)
Eye color: Green
Hair color: Brown
Dayana Sabrina Mendoza Moncada (born June 1, 1986 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a model, and Miss Venezuela 2007. She was crowned as Miss Universe 2008 on July 14, 2008: The Miss Universe Final Competition Night held at the Crown Convention Center (Diamond Bay Resort) in Nha Trang by outgoing titleholder Riyo Mori of Japan.
In 2001, Mendoza signed with Elite Model Management and modeled in Italy, France, United States, England, Greece, Spain, Germany, Mexico and Peru for Versace, Roberto Cavalli and other fashion designers. She speaks Spanish, English and Italian.
Miss Venezuela - Miss Universe 2008 Grand Finale & Title Winning Moment
At Miss Universe 2008 Grand Finale, Dayana beat 79 other candidates, including runners-up Miss Colombia Taliana Vargas and Miss Dominican Republic Marianne Cruz Gonzalez, to win Miss Universe 2008 on July 14, 2008.
Miss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori crowned her with a tiara worth 120,000 U.S. dollars. Her prize package included cash, a year contract promoting Miss Universe, world travel, a rent-free, prestigious New York City flat, luxury apartment and a gift bag stuffed with designer shoes, dresses and beauty products, a $100,000 stipend for a 2-year course at the New York Film Academy and free access to famous fashion houses and beauty parlors. Mendoza will spend her year-long reign traveling the world to lecture on humanitarian issues and to promote education regarding HIV/AIDS.
Mendoza has stated that she enjoys "design, photography, advertising and wave surfing." She replied to the query: "Men think that the fastest way to go to a point is to go straight. Women know that the faster way to go to a point is to go to the curve and fix in every curves" She was once kidnapped in Venezuela and stated the trauma taught her to remain poised under pressure.
Venezuela is a pageant superpower and has had four previous Miss Universe and five Miss World winners. Mendoza is the first winner from the country since Miss Universe 1996's winner Alicia Machado.
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Dayana Mendoza - Miss Universe 2008 Crowning Pictures & Photos
Miss Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza being crowned as Miss Universe 2008 by the outgoing Miss Universe 2007: Riyo Mori.
Miss Universe 2008 Winners & Runners ups
Miss Universe 2008 Winner: Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela (center), 1st Runner-up: Taliana Vargas of Colombia (left), 2nd Runner-up: Marianne Cruz of Dominican Republic (right).
Dayana Mendoza - Miss Universe 2008 Bikini & Swimsuit Pictures
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