Miss Universe 2006, Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza

Miss Puerto Rico Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza was crowned Miss Universe tonight. Tonight’s win is Puerto Rico’s fifth crown in this prestigious event. Miss Japan Kurara Chibana, was first runner-up, followed by Miss Switzerland Lauriane Gillieron, Miss Paraguay Lourdes Arevalos, and Miss U.S.A. Tara Conner.

Amazingly, Miss Japan grew up in the city of Naha, on the island of Okinawa, very close to where Mama’s mom currently lives, and Miss Puerto Rico is from Salinas, which is only a couple of miles from where my mom was born in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. Of course, my mom sees the first and second place finish as some omen for us having a baby. But then again the wind blowing is an omen for us having a baby lately.

But I digress. Big ups to Miss Puerto Rico on her win and to Miss Japan for the runner-up. Also, if you can read Japanese you may want to check out Miss Japan’s blog for some cool commentary on the Miss Universe Pageant experience. If you can’t read Japanese, just check out the pictures. That’s what I did.

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  1. i love u

    #1 by pipo — June 27, 2007 @ 11:45 am

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