Sunday, July 13, 2008

Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza wins the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant

Latina beauties took over the Miss Universe contest held this year in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. The show hosted by talk show king Jerry Springer and Spice girl Mel B, announce Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza, 22 years-old. as this years winner of Miss Universe. Dayana Mendoza career ambition is to become an Interior Designer. She also enjoys photography and is interested in advertising.
Here is the list of the Top 5 runner ups.
2nd runner up Colombia - Taliana Vargas
3rd runner up Dominican Republic - Marianne Cruz González
4th runner up Russia - Vera Krasova
5th runner up Mexico - Elisa Najera
Finally Miss El Salvador Rebeca Moreno won Miss Congeniality.
This year's judges included Donald Trump Jr., Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization; fashion designer and entrepreneur Roberto Cavalli; Nadine Velazquez, international cover girl and star of NBC’s “My Name Is Earl”; Jennifer Hawkins, television presenter and Miss Universe 2004; Louis Licari, celebrity colorist and “Today Show” ambush makeover expert Joe Cinque, President of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences; Nguyen Cong Khe, Editor in Chief of Thanh Nien newspaper and international shoe designer Taryn Rose.
Estimated worldwide viewing audience was more than 1 billion viewers.
This year's Miss Universe wins the following:
-The Miss Universe tiara created by CAO Fine Jewelry (a division of PNJ) designed by Mrs. Dang Thi Kim Lien and Rosalina Lydster valued at more than $30,000 dollars;
-A 2 year scholarship from the New York Film Academy worth more than $100,000 dollars to its acting or film-making programs;
-Eveningwear gowns from Scala, designed by Sherri Hill;
-A national and international multi-media advertising campaign and a complete denim wardrobe from YMI Jeanswear;
-A custom swimsuit wardrobe from BSC Swimwear Thailand;
-A shoe collection from Nina Footwear;
-A trophy from Rogaska Crystal;
-Year-long supply of Farouk Systems products, makers of CHI, the original Ceramic Technology tools;
-Membership to Gravity Fitness
-Pampering at John Barrett Salon;
-Fashion portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha;
-Consultations with nutritionist and creator of The F-Factor Diet™ Tanya Zuckerbrot;
-Dermatology and skincare services by Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher;
-Consultations with personal stylist Billie Causieestko
-Access to an event wardrobe from leading fashion designers;
-A New York City apartment for the year of her reign including living expenses and professional representation by the Miss
Universe Organization to further her personal and professional goals.
Congrats to all the Latina's for representing.