Monday, July 14, 2008


Miss Venezuela wins Miss Universe 2008; Miss USA falls

Monday, July 14, 2008 at 10:21 AM by MONACO COURTESY READMY MIND

Miss Venezuela has won Miss Universe 2008, besting three other Latinas (Miss Colombia, Miss Dominican Republic, Miss Mexico) and Miss Russia for the title in a colorful pageant in Vietnam.

When the fifteen semi-finalists were announced I was a bit disappointed like thousands of Pinoys watching worldwide, though I wasn't surprised. After all, Miss Philippines wasn't in any of the online list of Miss Universe 2008 favorites I have read and I knew she had a very slim chance of making it even in the top fifteen. Still, the inclusion of Asian candidates, Misses Japan and Vietnam, in the group was a welcome development.

When the semi-final competition started I immediately knew why these candidates were selected. They were more than beautiful. They had oomph, poise and, most of all, they were sexy. These were evident in their posed shots flashed onscreen and, most especially, in the

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