Sunday, July 13, 2008
Miss Universe 2008
Well, and the winner of the 2008 miss universe pageant goes to Miss Venezuela. WoW! there were some many beautiful women. But the spectacle of the night was when miss USA fell down during the evening gown competition. That must have been embarrassing for her. An elated Dayana Mendoza received the crown from her predecessor, Riyo Mori of Japan, and then prepared to meet a swarm of reporters. Miss Venezuela, 22, was once kidnapped in her homeland and said the experience taught her to remain poised under pressure. Also during the 2007 miss universe contest that was held 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. Stewart quickly stood up after her fall and continued on as if nothing had happened. Her mishap occurred just after the judges had narrowed the field of 80 to the final 10: Miss USA, Miss Kosovo, Miss Australia, Miss Spain, Miss Mexico, Miss Colombia, Miss USA, Miss Dominican Republic, Miss Russia, Miss Italy and Miss Venezuela. The show has been a publicity bonanza for Vietnam, where beauty contests are very popular. The contest featured segments on many of the nation's most popular tourist destinations, such as Hue, Hoi An, Sapa and Ha Long Bay.