Miss Venezuela crowned Miss Universe 2008

Dayana Mendoza won the most coveted crown in the Miss Universe 2008 pageant which was held on July 13, 2008 at Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam.

Dayana Mendoza is the 5th Venezuelan representative to win the said title. The 22-year-old newly crowned Miss Universe 2008 works as a fashion model and has traveled to Italy, France, United States, England, Greece, Spain, Germany, Mexico and Peru for Versace, and Roberto Cavalli among other fashion designers. She’s also a trilingual who speaks Spanish, Italian and English.

Completing the list of winners for the Miss Universe 2008 are the following;

  • 1st Runner Up – Taliana Vargas (Columbia)
  • 2nd Runner Up – Marianne Cruz Gonzalez (Dominican Republic)
  • 3rd Runner Up – Vera Krasova (Russia)
  • 4th Runner Up – Elisa Najera (Mexico)

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