Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008 Wallpaper 800 x 678
Miss Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza, has been crowned Miss Universe 2008. Brunette Mendoza, 22, is a professional model and an interior designer who claims to love photography. She was awarded her crown at the Crown Convention Center (Diamond Bay Resort) in Vietnam's city of Nha Trang The pageant finale was watched by nearly a billion television viewers worldwide. Mendoza's win makes it the fifth victory for Venezuela. The model was once kidnapped in her homeland and said the experience has taught her to remain calm under pressure.