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Miss Venezuela 2007 Dayana Mendoza Hailed Miss Universe 2008 Winner

Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza was crowned Miss Universe 2008 in Nha Trang Vietnam today. She beat out 79 candidates from all over the world. She's one of the crowd darlings and she's one of my strongest bets (along with Miss Mexico) for the simple reason that Venezuela is famous for bringing home the crown in major international pageants like the Miss Universe.
Though she's not that impressive in looks, but one would agree with me that she definitely is scorching hot! Amongst the Top 5, she gave the most precise and remarkable answer: "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 curves." I was surprised she gave the answer in straight English. I learned she is trilingual. She can speak Spanish, Italian and English. The once kidnapped victim displayed beauty, elegance, and wit which made her Miss Universe 2008.
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 free 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 is the 5th Venezuelan Miss Universe title holder. Miss Colombia and Miss Dominican Republic were crowned 1st and 2nd runners up respectively. Miss Congeniality was awarded to Miss El Salvador and the Best National Costume award, which was won through online voting, was given to Miss Thailand.