Miss Venezuela’s Dayana Mendoza, 22, has won the Miss Universe pageant. The 22-year-old stunner beats runners-up from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Russia and Mexico to clinch the diamond-studded golden crown.
For the second year in a row, Miss USA has fallen down during the evening gown competition at the Miss Universe competition.
To surprise Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza is a former kidnapping victim, has beaten 79 of the world’s most beautiful women to be crowned Miss Universe 2008.
1st Runner Up: Taliana Vargas (Colombia)
2nd Runner Up: Marianne Cruz Gonzalez (Dominican Republic)
3rd Runner Up: Vera Krasova (Russia)
4th Runner Up: Elisa Najera (Mexico)