Jul 14, 2008

Dayana Mendoza: Miss Universe 2008

This is the face of new Miss Universe. On July 14, 2008, Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela has been crowned as the Miss Universe 2008 during the annual beauty pageant event held in central Vietnam's resort city Nha Trang.

Dayana's full name is Dayana Sabrina Mendoza Moncada and she was born on June 1, 1986 in Caracas, Venezuela. She is a professional model. In 2001, Mendoza signed with Elite Model Management and modeled in different countries. On September 13, 2007, she was crowned as Miss Venezuela 2007.

Her Miss Universe 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 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 will spend her year-long reign traveling the world to lecture on humanitarian issues and to promote education regarding HIV/AIDS.

Dayana Mendoza's reaction after announcement of her name as Miss Universe 2008


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