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Miss Universe 2008- Final results July 15, 2008

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hello!

The winner

Venezuela

Venezuela

 

She was the hot fav since the start. she was in my list too! haha. but i tot australia’s face was more stunning. but she did not perform well.. kinda of a diva appearance with a timid girl performance. haha.

 

Final Results Contestant
Miss Universe 2008
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
4th Runner-up
Finalists
Semifinalists

Special Awards

Final Competition Night

Best in Bikini – Queen of Vinpearl

  • Winner: Elisa Najera (Mexico)
  • Top 5 finalists: Taliana Vargas (Colombia), Simran Kaur (India), Claudia Moro (Spain), Crystle Stewart (USA).

Best in Áo dài

Miss Universe prediction 2 July 12, 2008

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hello!

my top 10

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

 

Korea

Korea

Canada

Canada

Uruguay

Uruguay

Mexico

Mexico

USA

USA

 

Brazil

Brazil

Kosovo

Kosovo

Venezuela

Venezuela

India

India

Basically, this is not based on the BEST of the bunch. from my top 15, they are considered as the hot favs of all. Brazil, Venezuela seems to have lots of supporters and news about them being strong contender for the crown. however, anything can happen like last yr japan beating brazil for the crown. brazil might beat another hot fav to win the crown this yr. but i am thinking a blonde will win this yr.
if not..look out fofr the asians, korea and india are strong contenders.
the african side, only south africa can make it.

Miss Universe 2008- Predictions (Based on Face Shoot) July 6, 2008

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hello!

 

 

i am back!!

finally!

The time for the universe’s most beautiful women to gather at the same place to compete for the title of MISS UNIVERSE 2008 is coming!

i know i hae not been doing any updates and coverage prior to the actual event.

after reading websites and browsing through photos of the 80 beauties.

I’ve came up with my TOP 15( as of june 30 )

In no particular order.

Australia

Australia

 

Brazil

Brazil

Canada

Canada

India

India

Korea

Korea

Kosovo

Kosovo

Mexico

Mexico

Peru

Peru

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

 

Singapore

Singapore

South Africa

South Africa

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago

Uruguay

Uruguay

USA

USA

Venezuela

Venezuela

 

So far, they are the ones which i like based on this photos.

surprised that i add Singapore? it is not because she is our hometown girl. i believe she has the experience she gained in previous pagent and the confident. furthermore, i feel it is time Singapore will be represented in the top 15. hopefully!

Miss Universe 2008? June 2, 2007

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hello!

in the year 2008, miss universe will be a grand show for the world to see.

i am guessing at least 95 contestants from all over the world gathering at a place and celebrate the wonderful world of beauties with brains.

i know this is still too early to guess the top 15 or maybe 20 for next year.

however, after this year successful domination by asian powerhouse.

i am guessing next year, asian countries will produce top quality girls who can speak and present themselves well.

countries to look out for

indonesia, thailand, japan, korea, lebanon, israel, india, philippines, australia and maybe singapore hopefully

malaysia. a wildcard.

i believe next year mexico will make a comeback to the top

puerto rico exclusion was a surprise this year after 3 successful years of dominating the top 5

latin countries will return and fight for the spot in the top.

Feelings on the pagent May 29, 2007

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hello!

after watching it. i find it kind of messy. the swimsuit round. the choreographer actually has to give cue to miss india. and the walking for most of the girls are so messy.

even the host, both of them were so messy and boring.

i miss billy bush.

anyway, hope the next year’s pagent will be better. =)

and hopefully singapore make the cut.

=) 

on the evening gown,

brazil. no wonder she won the top model of the year.

india look boring and safe.

japan, i see bit of kurara in her. her attitude is great. she look very fierce.

angola, she is the best angola we have ever seen. black beauty

venezuela. she look nice and weird too.’

usa. omg! her fall, luckily she regained very fast. the other girls cheered for her =) i love her too

korea. she is the best! she should win ! she really is the best korean i ever seen

tanzania. she remind me of america next top model nenna. she is beautiful and confident

nicaragua. i personally feel she should not be in the top 15 at all.

mexico. host advantage. she deserve to make it too. not as beautiful and special as last year’s entry.

of the evening gown competition, i personally like korea, usa, brazil, japan and tanzania.

Miss Universe 2007 videos May 29, 2007

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hello!

here are the videos in parts

top 15

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LZPKJ31_IKw

top 10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXH0TcUj5wE&NR=1

Winners announcement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubarDLeA9s8&NR=1

Miss Usa’s fall May 29, 2007

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hello!

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ouch!

luckily it never ruined her chance of getting through to the next round

she is still great

but falling in front of mexicans

hmm..i think the mexicans might be happy to see usa fall?

Miss Universe reviews May 29, 2007

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Japan’s Mori wins troubled Miss Universe contest

Miss Japan, Riyo Mori, was crowned Miss Universe 2007 on Monday in a contest marked by protests, a banned dress and the withdrawal of one beauty queen on the ground the pageant degrades women.

Mori, 20, the 56th winner of the title, was given her $250,000 diamond-and-pearl crown by last year’s winner, Zuleyka Rivera of Puerto Rico, watched by a live audience of 10,000 and some 600 million television viewers worldwide.

A lifelong ballet dancer from a village near Mount Fuji, Mori wore a striking black gown with colored lapels for the final. Winning surpassed the ambition of her grandmother, who told her as a child she wanted her to be Miss Japan one day.

“My mind went blank,” she said of the winning moment.

During the evening gown parade, Miss USA, Rachel Smith, slipped on the runway and landed on her bottom, although the slip didn’t stop her earning fifth place.

This year’s contest was marked by controversy, with a handful of Mexicans booing Smith in the run-up to the finals because of what they saw as U.S. unfriendliness toward illegal immigrants.

Miss Sweden, Isabel Lestapier Winqvist, unexpectedly pulled out of the event because of complaints in her country that it degrades women. Sweden has won the Miss Universe crown three times in the past.

In another hitch, Miss Mexico was made to change her outfit for the regional dress contest after her original dress, decorated with brutal images of rebels in a 1920s religious uprising being hanged or shot, drew accusations of poor taste.

DREADLOCKS

The annual Miss Universe pageant — which tries to present itself as something more meaningful than a swimwear parade — was first held in Long Beach, California, in 1952. The event was taken over in 1996 by U.S. real estate mogul Donald Trump.

This year, it attracted protesters wearing white dresses splashed with fake blood and sashes proclaiming “Miss Juarez,” “Miss Atenco” and “Miss Michoacan” in reference to places in Mexico made infamous by killings or sexual abuse of women.

In another quirk for 2007, the long, twisted dreadlocks of Miss Jamaica, the contest’s first ever Rastafarian participant, and the close-shaved head of Miss Tanzania stood out from the lacquered manes of the other contestants.

Last year’s Miss Universe event in Los Angeles also made its mark when winner Rivera caused gasps by slumping to the ground in a faint during a post-pageant news conference.

As well as strutting in cocktail dresses and bikinis, the 77 contestants from nations ranging from Albania to Zambia traveled in Mexico in the lead-up to the event, visiting Mayan ruins and learning about endangered animals.

They also had to answer questions to put their personalities and public speaking ability to the test.

This was the fourth time the pageant was held in Mexico, which in 1991 won the crown with beauty queen Lupita Jones.

Mori — the second Japanese woman to win the Miss Universe title — will spend her year-long reign traveling the world to speak out on humanitarian issues like poverty and disease.

Miss Universe is Japan May 29, 2007

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hello!

finally, asian countries really shine through in this year’s edition of miss universe.

4 asians countries, namely india, japan, korea and thailand make it to the top 15.

2 special awards, miss congeniality goes to china and photogenic goes to philippine again!

well-done asian girls!

korea placed 3rd runner up. honey lee is the best korean delegate thus far. this years asian girls represented well in the pagent and despite the strong latin advantage. both korea and japan still managed to penetrate into the top 5

this year’s stage is also one of my favourite though it bear some resemblance to the victoria secret show.

more reviews coming up =)

hopefully photos too and videos!

watch for the space =)

Miss Universe Results May 29, 2007

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hello!

Miss Universe 2007, the 56th Miss Universe pageant, was won by Riyo Mori of Japan. It took place on 28 May 2007 at the National Auditorium in Mexico City, Mexico. 77 delegates competed for the title, previously held by Puerto Rico’s Zuleyka Rivera.

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As Zuleyka Rivera was crowning Riyo Mori with the official Mikimoto crown, it slipped from her grasp and nearly fell to the floor. Mori was able to catch the crown, which is made of diamonds and pearls and is valued at over $250,000.

Rachel Smith, Miss USA was booed during and loudly jeered during her final interview.As she answered her question, there were loud shouts of “Mexico! Mexico!”, which continued until she answered in Spanish. This followed a similar incident during Miss Universe 1993, when that year’s Miss USA, Kenya Moore, was also booed. This was possibly due to Miss USA’s, incident, where she slipped and fell during the evening gown competition and, despite that, still made it to the Top 5.

Smith had also been booed during the National Costume competition, an open-air event held prior to the final competition where admission was free to the public.

During all audience attended competitions, there were loud shouts of “Mexico, Mexico!” in support of Mexico’s delegate Rosa Maria Ojeda, which was also similar to events in 1993.

Placements

  • Miss Universe 2007: Riyo Mori (Japan)
  • The runners-up were:
    • 1st runner-up: Natália Guimarães (Brazil)
    • 2nd runner-up: Ly Jonaitis (Venezuela)
    • 3rd runner-up: Honey Lee (Korea)
    • 4th runner-up: Rachel Smith (United States)
  • The following contestants placed in the top ten and competed in both swimsuit and evening gown (in order of placement): Flaviana Matata (Tanzania), Micaela Reis (Angola), Rosa Maria Ojeda (Mexico), Puja Gupta (India), Xiomara Blandio (Nicaragua)
  • The following contestants placed in the top fifteen and competed in the swimsuit competition (in order of placement): 11th place: Tjasa Kokalj (Slovenia), Lucie Hadasová (Czech Republic), Zaklina Sojic (Denmark), Farung Yuthithum (Thailand), Lyudmila Bikmullina (Ukraine)

Special Awards

  • Congeniality: Ningning Zhang (China)
  • Photogenic: Anna Theresa Licaros (Philippines)
  • For the first time since its inception, no Best National Costume Award was awarded.

Scores

  • Swimsuit
    • 9.599 Japan
    • 9.560 Brazil
    • 9.458 Korea
    • 9.223 Tanzania
    • 9.150 Angola
    • 8.995 USA
    • 8.971 Venezuela
    • 8.548 India
    • 8.527 Mexico
    • 8.171 Nicaragua
    • 8.163 Slovenia
    • 8.113 Czech Republic
    • 7.969 Denmark
    • 7.940 Thailand
    • 7.900 Ukraine
  • Evening gown
    • 9.599 Brazil
    • 9.510 Venezuela
    • 9.183 Korea
    • 8.943 Japan
    • 8.754 USA
    • 8.488 Tanzania
    • 8.363 Angola
    • 7.850 Mexico
    • 7.825 India
    • 7.674 Nicaragua
Order Swimsuit Evening Gown Final Placement
01 Japan Brazil Japan
02 Brazil Venezuela Brazil
03 Korea Korea Venezuela
04 Tanzania Japan Korea
05 Angola USA USA
06 USA Tanzania
07 Venezuela Angola
08 India Mexico
09 Mexico India
10 Nicaragua Nicaragua
11 Slovenia
12 Czech Republic
13 Denmark
14 Thailand
15 Ukraine
     The contestant was eliminated
     Miss Universe 2007
     First runner-up
     Second runner-up
     Third runner-up
     Fourth runner-up