Miss Universe 2008

Miss Universe ke-57 kali ini kembali diselenggarakan di Asia, tepatnya di Crown Convention Center, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam dengan Jerry Springer dan Mel B sebagai MC-nya. Tetapi sayang sekali perwakilan dari Indonesia, Putri Raemawasti, tidak terpilih ke babak-babak selanjutnya. Padahal sudah sampai berbikini, he4x…

Juri-juri pada ajang Miss Universe 2008: Donald Trump Jr., Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization; fashion designer and entrepreneur Roberto Cavalli; Nadine Velazquez, international cover girl and star of NBC’s “My Name Is Earl”; Jennifer Hawkins, television presenter and Miss Universe 2004; Louis Licari, celebrity colorist and “Today Show” ambush makeover expert Joe Cinque, President of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences; Nguyen Cong Khe, Editor in Chief of Thanh Nien newspaper and international shoe designer Taryn Rose. (source: Miss Universe Official Site)

Miss Universe 2007, Riyo Mori, juga sudah pasti datang dalam acara tersebut. I think she is so beautiful dan selalu menjadi dirinya sendiri, tidak seperti kebanyakan Miss-Miss yang tampil sangat-sangat jaim. I admire her so much, because after she was chosen as Miss Universe 2007, she still become herself. I wish I could met her when she was in Indonesia.

Kontestan-kontestan yang masuk ke babak 15 besar (urutan acak):

  • Venezuela – Dayana Mendoza
  • Kosovo – Zana Krasniqi
  • Mexico – Elisa Najera
  • Vietnam – Lam Thuy Nguyen
  • South Africa – Tansey Coetzee
  • Australia – Laura Dundovic
  • Japan – Hiroko Mima
  • Dominican Republic – Marianne Cruz Gonzalez
  • Italy – Claudia Ferraris
  • Colombia – Taliana Vargas
  • Russia – Vera Krasova
  • Hungary – Jazmin Dammak
  • Czezh Republic – Eliska Buckova
  • USA – Crystle Stewart
  • Spain – Claudia Moro

Kontestan-kontestan yang masuk ke babak 10 besar (urutan acak):

  • Kosovo – Zana Krasniqi
  • Australia – Laura Dundovic
  • Venezuela – Dayana Mendoza
  • Spain – Claudia Moro
  • Mexico – Elisa Najera
  • Colombia – Taliana Vargas
  • USA – Crystle Stewart
  • Dominican Republic – Marianne Cruz Gonzalez
  • Russia – Vera Krasova
  • Italy – Claudia Ferraris

Pada babak ini, Miss USA terpeleset saat memperagakan busana malamnya. Seingat saya tahun lalu Miss USA terpeleset juga, he4x… tanya kenapa?

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Kontestan-kontestan yang masuk ke babak 5 besar (urutan acak):

  • Colombia – Taliana Vargas
  • Venezuela – Dayana Mendoza
  • Dominican Republic – Marianne Cruz Gonzalez
  • Mexico – Elisa Najera
  • Russia – Vera Krasova

Dan akhirnya ini lah the new Miss Universe:

  • Miss Universe 2008: Miss Venezuela – Dayana Mendoza
  • 1st Runner-up: Miss Colombia – Taliana Vargas
  • 2nd Runner-up: Miss Dominican Republic – Marianne Cruz Gonzalez
  • 3rd Runner-up: Miss Russia – Vera Krasova
  • 4th Runner-up: Miss Mexico – Elisa Najera
  • Miss Congeniality Universe: Miss El Salvador – Rebeca Moreno.
  • Miss Best National Custome: Miss Thailand – Gavintra Phothak.

Untuk melihat profil masing-masing kontestan beserta foto-fotonya, dapat dilihat di situs Miss Universe @ http://www.missuniverse.com