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  Miss Universe®
At the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, the Japanese beauty was crowned Miss Universe 2007 at the age of 20.
With the title of Miss Universe now under her belt, Riyo is as determined as ever.
Riyo is also excited to start championing the official causes of MISS UNIVERSE®, which include increasing HIV/AIDS awareness by focusing on womenís health and reproductive issues and forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education, including the Latino Commission on AIDS, Global Health Council and Godís Love We Deliver.
www.missuniverse.com /missuniverse   (444 words)

  Miss USA®: Corporate Info
The contestants who become part of the Miss Universe Organization display those characteristics in their everyday lives, both as individuals who participate in the competitions to advance their careers, personal and humanitarian goals, and as women who seek to improve the lives of others.
The Miss Universe Organization provides the opportunities - the mentoring, career training, resources and life experiences - for women to be personally enriched through the organization's year-round support of all aspects of their lives, from their own personal career goals to social and humanitarian causes and work.
MISS UNIVERSE® and MISS USA® contestants must be at least 18 years old (a policy which began in 1991) and under 27 (by February 1st in the year they participate in the national telecast).
www.missusa.com /corpinfo/index.html   (857 words)

  Miss Universe
Although such "castings" are not uncommon, they are generally discouraged by the Miss Universe Organization, which prefers national pageants that preserve the aura of respectability and competition required to reach the world finals.
The Miss Universe contest's central offices are in New York, and the contest is held in different cities each year.
Miss Universe Organization, a partnership between NBC and Donald Trump, has run the contest since June 20, 2002; they also hold the U.S broadcast rights.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/m/mi/miss_universe.html   (777 words)

 MSN India Feature - Miss Russia is Miss Universe 2002
Miss Russia Oxana Fedorova in the Roberto Clemente Coliseum.
Miss China, Ling Fhuo, the first representative from China to participate in the pageant's 51-year-old history was declared the second runner up.
As yet another Miss Universe blew kisses to the audience, they were reminded that the next year's pageant is to be held at Panama.
server1.msn.co.in /features/missuniverse/index.asp   (357 words)

 Nation & World | Miss Universe pageant: The climate is changing | Seattle Times Newspaper
Miss Jamaica, 25-year-old Zahra Redwood, is the contest's first Rastafarian and the first to appear in dreadlocks.
Miss Tanzania, Flaviana Matata, an electrical technician whose country is participating for the first time, is also challenging stereotypes with her shaved head.
Miss Universe is considered a wilder rival to Miss America, which values talent more than its swimsuit competition.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2003723065_missuniverse26.html   (295 words)

 FullCoverage - Miss Universe 2007   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Raven-haired Riyo Mori is crowned Miss Universe 2007 in a contest marked by protests, a banned dress and the withdrawal of one beauty queen on the ground the pageant degrades women.
This year's Miss Universe pageant is missing Miss Sweden, as the country considers the contest as degrading to women and weighed down by scandals.
Miss Universe 2006, Zuleyka Rivera began with a trip to Tokyo just days after her crowning and she has not stopped travelling since.
www.hindustantimes.com /FullCoverage/FullCoverage.aspx?Special=MissUniverse2007   (280 words)

 Miss World 2000
Miss Puerto Rico Denise Quinones is crowned Miss Universe 2001 by Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta at the 50th Miss Universe Competition May 11, 2001 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Miss Puerto Rico Denise Quinones, was crowned Miss Universe 2001 at the competition.
Miss Universe finalists from left to right are, Miss India, Celina Jaitly; Miss Venezuela, Eva Ekval; Miss Puerto Rico, Denise Quinones; Miss Greece, Evelina Papantoniou, and Miss U.S.A. Kandace Krueger wait for the announcement of the winner on Friday, May 11, 2001, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
www.safras.8m.com /missuniverse2001   (757 words)

 USATODAY.com - Miss Universe fired, Panamanian runner-up to take over   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
NEW YORK (AP) — Four months after she became the first Miss Universe from Russia, Oxana Fedorova was replaced Tuesday because she was too busy to keep up with her travel duties.
The Miss Universe Organization said it fired the 24-year-old law student Monday — the first time in the pageant's 52-year history that it has ousted a woman wearing the crown.
Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, said Fedorova was dethroned because she "was unable to fulfill her duties," chiefly traveling around the world for charities.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002-09-23-miss-universe_x.htm   (478 words)

 CNN.com - New Miss Universe named after spat - Sep. 23, 2002
The Miss Universe Organization, however, said the 24-year-old Russian beauty was fired -- the first time in the 52-year history of the pageant that has happened.
A new Miss Universe -- Justine Pasek, 22, of Panama, who finished as the first runner-up in the May competition -- was named Monday morning, although her formal crowning will come at the Tuesday press conference, said Esther Swan, a spokeswoman for The Miss Universe Organization.
The Post reported Fedorova refused to perform a number of her duties as Miss Universe, might be married to her longtime boyfriend -- a violation of pageant rules -- and could be pregnant.
archives.cnn.com /2002/US/Northeast/09/23/miss.universe/index.html   (654 words)

 Miss Australia wins Miss Universe title
The five Miss Universe 2004 finalists, Miss Trinidad and Tobago Danielle Jones, Miss Australia Jennifer Hawkins, Miss Puerto Rico Alba Reyes, Miss USA Shandi Finnessey and Miss Paraguay Yanina Gonzalez (L-R) pose in their evening gowns during the live broadcast of the Miss Universe pageant in Quito, Equador, June 1, 2004.
Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins of Australia poses in her evening gown during a live broadcast of the Miss Universe pageant in Quito, June 1, 2004.
Miss USA Shandi Finnessey (L) and Miss Australia Jennifer Hawkins await the final decision in the 2004 Miss Universe contest in Quito, June 1, 2004.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2004-06/02/content_335870.htm   (917 words)

 Miss Universe 2004
Amelia Vega, Miss Universe 2003, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour primetime telecast, before an estimated worldwide viewing audience of more than 600 hundred million in over 180 countries.
Miss Puerto Rico, Alba Giselle Reyes Santos, was voted most photogenic for exemplifying beauty through the lens of a camera.
The Miss Universe Organization, producers of the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA competitions, is a Donald J. Trump and NBC partnership.
www.yenra.com /miss-universe/2004.html   (395 words)

 Miss Universe 2001
Miss Universe 2001, Denise Quinones of Puerto Rico, is congragulated by the Governor of Puerto Rico, Sila Calderon, Friday, May 11, 2001, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, after winning the pageant.
Miss Universe 2001, Denise M. Quinones August, poses in a Bluepoint Swim swimsuit outside the Westin Rio Mar Beach Hotel and Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Saturday, May 12, 2001, with the Hoya Crystal trophies she won for the Bluepoint Swimsuit/Fitness Award, the Clairol Herbal Essences Style Award, Miss Photogenic, and Miss Universe 2001.
Miss Universe 2001 co-host Naomi Campbell, left, rehearses the interview portion of the 50th Annual Miss Universe competition with Kandace Krueger, Miss USA 2001, at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico Thursday May 10, 2001.
www.punjabilok.com /ms_universe/ms_universe1.htm   (466 words)

 Miss Universe Faints As Reign Begins, 18-Year-Old From Puerto Rico Wins Pageant, Then Collapses Briefly - CBS News
Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza's reign as the new Miss Universe got off to a rocky start when the 18-year-old from Puerto Rico fainted briefly after winning the crown.
ShowBuzz RAW: At a news conference July 23, Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza fainted.
Her dress of metal chains and standing under stage lights may have contributed to the incident.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/07/24/entertainment/main1827233.shtml   (708 words)

 YMI Jeans - Official Jeanswear Sponsor of Miss Universe Pageants 2007   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Miss Teen USA 2006 Katie Blair was the first Miss Universe Organization pageant winner to participate as spokes model for YMI Jeanswear during her tenure.
Miss Universe 2007 will have the opportunity to represent YMI Jeanswear on an international scale through her prize package.
Miss Universe 2007 will receive a year's supply of clothing from YMI Jeanswear to wear as she travels the globe to fulfill her duties as Miss Universe.
www.prweb.com /releases/2007/3/prweb510228.htm   (879 words)

 The St. Petersburg Times - Top Stories - Miss Universe Denies Signing A Contract
Oksana Fyodorova, the St. Petersburg law-enforcement student who was crowned Miss Universe in May, only to surrender the title last week over scheduling conflicts, said at a press conference here on Friday that she had not signed any contracts with contest organizers detailing her expected duties and schedule.
She also said that her reason for stepping down as Miss Universe was not, as has been rumored, due to the fact that she is pregnant.
While the former Miss Universe said she didn't think of the possible consequences of her decision for future Russian contestants, Viktor Zemskov, the director of the Miss St. Petersburg contest, which Fyodorova won in 1999, said that, in the future, Russian participants may face difficulties taking part in Miss Universe pageants.
www.sptimes.ru /index.php?action_id=2&story_id=8230   (669 words)

 InsideHoops.com - Miss Universe Swimsuit Pictures
From the innocence of those first years to the hopefulness of the new millennium, today's Miss Universe is fully-equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in a wide range of professions.
Miss World or Miss America), once Miss Universe or Miss USA are crowned they are immediately relocated to New York City to begin an exciting year of global travel and dream fulfillment.
The Miss Universe Organization is dedicated to enabling them to reach their potential.
www.insidehoops.com /entertainment/swimsuit-pictures   (314 words)

 Stories Tagged 'miss universe' » Netscape.com
News – Miss Universe stirs the spirits as Rosie O'Donnell is attacking Donald Trump and vice versa.
MISS Universe Australia may be stripped of her title
Celebrities – MISS Universe Australia may be stripped of her title because of a series of raunchy photographs.
www.netscape.com /tag/miss+universe   (613 words)

 Miss Universe 2006, Contestants, Winners, TV Schedule, Pictures, Video
However, it was Miss Puerto Rico who ultimately emerged as the winner of Miss Universe 2006, with congratulations also going to Lia Andrea Ramos, Miss Philippines - who was picked by viewers as this year's Miss Photogenic.
The 55th annual 2006 Miss Universe aired from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on July 23rd.
culminating in the crowning of Miss Universe 2006.
www.chiff.com /pop-culture/miss-universe.htm   (405 words)

 UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com - Miss Puerto Rico crowned 2006 Miss Universe
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Miss Puerto Rico, Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza, the youngest of the five finalists, was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday night.
The 55th Miss Universe contest was held at the fabled Shrine Auditorium near downtown Los Angeles.
Ending her year as Miss Universe was Canadian Natalie Glebova, who was born in Russia.
www.ultimate-guitar.com /forum/showthread.php?p=6272822   (532 words)

 Miss Canada Wins the Miss Universe Pageant 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Among the most important national pageants in the world are the Miss Venezuela, Miss India, Miss Philippines, Miss USA, Miss Colombia, Miss Peru, and Miss Puerto Rico Universe contests, all of which command consistently high interest and television ratings in their respective countries.
Yet another Miss Universe, 2002's winner Oxana Fedorova of Russia, became the first Miss Universe who officially did not finish her reign, making first runner-up Justine Pasek of Panama the first Panamanian ever to hold the title.
They also produce the Miss USA (the winner of which goes on to represent the U.S. in the Miss Universe pageant), and Miss Teen USA contests.
www.juiceenewsdaily.com /0505/news/miss_universe.html   (932 words)

 Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza: Pingsan Sesudah 40 Menit Jadi Miss Universe 2006 - KOMPAS CYBER MEDIA
Miss Puerto Rico, Zuleika Rivera, terpilih sebagai Miss Universe 2006.
Wajahnya lalu tertunduk ke arah dadanya, sedangkan mahkota Miss Universe 2006 tetap bertengger di atas kepalanya.
Dalam jumpa persnya, Mendoza mengatakan bahwa ia akan menjalankan tugas-tugas organisasi Miss Universe 2006, yaitu membantu mereka yang terkena HIV/AIDS.
www.kompas.com /ver1/Hiburan/0607/24/134155.htm   (363 words)

 Boy gets Miss Universe dream date
Miss Universe 2004 Jennifer Hawkins gestures during a promotional event for a new property in Hong Kong August 24, 2005.
A plucky Australian schoolboy who asked the former Miss Universe to his school dance, only to be rebuffed, has finally had his dream date over lunch.
He wrote to Australia's best-known beauty queen, Jennifer Hawkins, to ask her to the dance, and was stunned when the 2004 Miss Universe accepted.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /world/2006-09/27/content_698138.htm   (288 words)

 Pageant News Bureau - Miss Universe 2001
She is the fourth Puerto Rican to become Miss Universe.
Miss Russia, Oxana Kalandyrets, the manager said, was included in the interests of superpower rivalry, while Miss Nigeria, Agbani Darego, was the token fl contestant among the finalists.
Miss Israel, Ilanit Levi, was included as a way to improve that war-torn country's public relations image.
www.pageant.com /universe2001   (1926 words)

 Miss Una - Miss Universe - Miss Universe Istra 2002
Miss Universe Organization ne predstavlja samo izbor najljepše djevojke svijeta, već je to naprotiv, organizacija koja se prvenstveno bavi humanitarnim radom usredotočenim na borbu protiv širenja virusa HIV/AIDS-a, u suradnji sa Harvard AIDS Institute osnovanim na Harvard University, te podršku organizaciji Face to Face International, osnovanoj 1997.
Sadašnja Miss Universe je Justine Pasek iz Paname, a slijedeće godine ovaj izbor održat će se u njezinoj domovini.
Ona je ponijela i titulu Miss Universe Hrvatska 2002.
www.miss-una.com /miss_universe_ulazna.htm   (294 words)

Shandi Finnessey, Miss USA, will assume the duties of MISS UNIVERSE 2004 if the titleholder for some reason cannot fulfill her responsibilities.
Danielle A. Jones, Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Yanina Gonzalez, Miss Paraguay.
Utilizing its global grass roots infrastructure, the Miss Universe Organization is committed to increasing HIV/AIDS Awareness by focusing on women's health and reproductive issues.
www.indiaepostoffice.com /miss2004.htm   (418 words)

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