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2006-07-23 22:54:40

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The newly crowned Miss Universe, Puerto Rico's Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza, collapsed during a post-pageant news conference and was rushed off stage Sunday night. Pageant officials said shortly afterward she had passed out. "She's OK. She's fine," said pageant representative Lark Anton. "She got dizzy. Its very hot up here. Her dress is tight as you could see it was beaded and heavy. ... She passed out." Earlier pageant officials had called "Is there a nurse in...

2006-07-24 00:35:00

By Bernie Woodall LOS ANGELES -- Forty minutes into her reign as Miss Universe, Miss Puerto Rico Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza collapsed during a post-pageant news conference and was rushed offstage on Sunday night. Pageant officials immediately said the lithe 5-foot-9 18-year-old was all right and had fainted. "She's OK. She's fine," pageant representative Lark Anton told Reuters. "She got dizzy. Its very hot up here. Her dress is tight - as you could see it was beaded and heavy. She passed out."...

2006-07-23 22:18:31

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Miss Puerto Rico, Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza, the youngest of the five finalists, was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday night. The first runner-up to Mendoza, 18, was Miss Japan, Kurara Chibana, 24. The 55th Miss Universe contest was held at the fabled Shrine Auditorium near downtown Los Angeles. It was a homecoming of sorts. The first Miss Universe pageant was held about 25 miles away in Long Beach, California, in 1952. Ending her year as Miss Universe was...

2006-07-20 15:42:50

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Even as conflict embroils much of the world, some 88 women hoping to be ambassadors of goodwill have gathered in Los Angeles this week vowing to put politics aside as they compete to become Miss Universe. The beauty pageant, which will be held here this Sunday and watched in some 170 countries, is now in its 55th year. The winner will spend her reign as Miss Universe traveling the globe speaking out on humanitarian, health and other issues. Canadian Natalie...

2005-07-05 11:49:43

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A perfectly groomed Miss Universetook an AIDS test in a Johannesburg hospital on Tuesday andsaid she hoped her fame would persuade others to do the same. Immaculate in a white suit, heels, low-cut top and aglittering smile, Russian-born Canadian Natalie Glebova saidshe wanted to use her time as the world's most famous beautyqueen to raise awareness and fight stigma surrounding thepandemic. "I think the fact that I had a public test will speakvolumes," the...


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