Miss Universe 2008 is Miss Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza

Miss Venezuela,Dayana Mendoza is Miss Universe 2008. Held at the Crown Convention Center (Diamond Bay Resort) in Nha Trang, Vietnam on July 14, 2008, Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza was crowned as Miss Universe 2008. She succeeded 2007 Miss Universe, Riyo Mori, of Japan.

The pageant was hosted by Jerry Springer, tabloid talk show host and host of NBC's America's Got Talent, and Melanie Brown, a.k.a. "Scary Spice", member of the UK pop group Spice Girls and host of TLC's The Singing Office. A live audience of 7,500 watched the pageant and there were nearly a billion television viewers worldwide.

Miss Venezuela - Swimsuit Competition

Dayana Mendoza Facts

Age: 22

Height: 5'10"

Hair Color: brown

Eye Color: green

Favorite Subject in School: Painting

Favorite Food: Pasta

Miss Venezuela Photo Slideshow

Miss Venezuela Universe 2008 National Costume

Miss Venezuela Evening Gown Presentation

Miss Universe 2008 - Dayana Mendoza - Crowning moment

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