Sunday, July 13, 2008

20 Things about Dayana Mendoza: Miss Universe 2008

Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza is the winner of Miss Universe 2008 beauty pageant. She is pretty much beautiful and attractive in her early 20s. With svelte physical physique and excellent smile, she really looks gorgeous and at the Crown Convention Center (Diamond Bay Resort) in Nha Trang, Vietnam, she looked more gorgeous in evening gown in the final show of Miss Universe 2008 beauty contest.

In a glittering final show, last year’s winner Riyo Mori of Japan crowed Dayana Mendoza. The main attraction of the two-hour long program was the presence of the celebrities of showbiz world. Popular singer Lady GaGa performed her hit number Just Dance during the program. This year, 80 participants representing their countries took part in the competition. Among the 80 participants, the judges initially choose top 15 for the swimsuit round and after the swimsuit round five were eliminated and ten went through to the next round, evening gown. After the end of the evening gown, five more contestants were eliminated and remained only top five for the last round, interview.

After the interview round, presenters Jerry Springer and "Scary Spice" fame Melanie Brow announced the winner and the runner ups of Miss Universe 2008 beauty contest. Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza was named winner of Miss Universe 2008 and Miss Colombia Taliana Vargas, Miss Dominican Republic Marianne Cruz, Miss Russia Vera Krasova and Miss Mexico Elisa Najera were placed in the first to fourth runner ups respectively.

Now, I think, you are interested to get to know about Miss Universe 2008 winner Dayana Mendoza. So, here I am giving 20 things about Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza:

1. Dayana Mendoza has won the Miss Universe 2008 crown on 13 June 2008 and received the prestigious crown from last year’s winner Riyo Mori at the Crown Convention Center (Diamond Bay Resort) in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

2. Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza was born on June 1, 1986 in Caracas, Venezuela.

3. Her full name is Dayana Sabrina Mendoza Moncada.

4. She has become the 5th winner of Miss Universe crown from Venezuela and first since 1996. Moreover, she has become the 10th woman from South America continent to win this crown.

5. In Miss Universe 2008 beauty pageant, Dayana Sabrina has also become the winner in ‘Best in Áo dài’ section.

6. Dayana Mendoza won the Miss Venezuela 2007 crown on September 13, 2007, defeating 27 contestants and thus got the ticket of Miss Universe 2008 beauty contest.

7. She has become the second winner at Miss Venezuela beauty pageant from her native Amazonas state and first since Carolina Izsak won it in 1991.

8. She is 5 feet and 10 inches height. With her brown hair, green eyes and most importantly, killing smile, Dayana Mendoza looks really very beautiful.

9. She is 22-years old.

10. In Miss Universe 2008, she had to defeat 79 other contestants to win the prestigious title.

11. By profession, Dayana Mendoza is a model.

12. She has the experience of modeling in different countries including Italy, France, United States, England, Greece, Spain, Germany, Mexico and Peru for Versace, Roberto Cavalli. She signed with Elite Model Management in 2001.

13. Dayana Mendoza has interest to interior designing, photography, and advertising; and loves meeting people from different countries. Dayana Mendoza also enjoys learning languages.

14. Dayana Mendoza wants to build her career in interior design and advertising. She believes in what Oscar Wilde says, "To define oneself is to limit oneself"

15. Since 15, she has been traveling different countries by her own without the presence of her parents and even without knowing the language initially.

16. Dayana Mendoza values the knowledge she gained about different cultures very highly.

17. Remaining calm and quiet in stressful situation is one of the most notable qualities of the beauty queen from Venezuela. She learned to remain calm in stressful situation since when she was kidnapped in her country and she termed it a very hard experience.

18. Dayana Mendoza is very thankful to her life and family for what she has learnt from them throughout her life.

19. She can speak three languages including Spanish, English and Italian.

20. Before the final show of Miss Universe 2008 took place, Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza was among the hot favorites of Miss Universe 2008. The previous year, Miss Japan Riyo Mori won the title proving all the predictions wrong.

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