Miss Venezuela : Dayana Mendoza Crowned Miss Universe 2008
Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza, has been crowned Miss Universe 2008.
She defeated 80 beauties from different countries to clinch the prestigious Miss Universe crown for 2008.
The pageant with 80 contenders vying for the title was held in the seaside town of Nha Trang, Vietnam.
The four other finalists were Miss Colombia Tailana Vargas, Miss Dominican Republic Marianne Cruz Gonzalez, Miss Mexico Elisa Najera, and Miss Russia Vera Krasova.
Dayana addresses a press conference after winning the crowned title.
The 22-year-old winner was crowned by Japan's Riyo Mori, Miss Universe 2007.
Tears of joy immediately rolled down from Dayana's eyes when her name was announced as the winner by the presenter, US talkshow host Jerny Springer.
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Megan Fox Profile
Name: Megan Fox
Birth Name: Megan Denise Fox
Height: 5' 6"
Birth Date: May 16, 1986
Birth Place: Tennessee, USA
Profession: Actress, Model
Relationship: Brian Austin Green (actor; born on July 15, 1973; engaged in November 2006)
Claim to fame: For her performances in the film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and the TV program Hope & Faith
Megan Fox Biography
Megan Denise Fox (born May 16, 1986) is an American actress and model. Fox's career in modeling and acting began with her winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. She began her acting with the film Holiday in the Sun (2001), later appearing in the films Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Crimes of Fashion, and the TV series The Help (all 2004). She is well known for her roles on the television series Hope & Faith (2004) and in the 2007 live-action film Transformers.
Fox has Irish, French, and Native American ancestry. She was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the daughter of Darlene Tonachio, former Roane County, Tennessee Tourism Director, and Frank Fox, and she grew up in nearby Rockwood, Tennessee. She grew up in a "very poor" household and has one older sister. She was offered her first job at elite pictures london where she was given her first opportunity to star in a movie. Fox began her training in drama and dance at the age of 5 in Kingston, Tennessee. She attended a dance class at the community center there, and was involved in Kingston Elementary School's chorus and the Kingston Clippers swim team. At age 10, after moving to Florida, she continued her training and finished her high school education.
By age 13, Fox's talent for dance and modelesque beauty created new opportunities for her in the entertainment world. She began acting and modeling upon winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Fox made her film debut in the 2001 film Holiday in the Sun as the spoiled heiress Brianna Wallace and rival of Alex Stewart (Ashley Olsen). She then landed guest appearances on Ocean Ave., What I Like About You, Two and a Half Men and The Help from 2003 to 2004. In 2004, Fox starred in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen alongside Lindsay Lohan. She was subsequently cast in her first recurring role in a television series on Hope & Faith, in which she portrayed Sydney Shanowski from 2004 until 2006.
Fox's big break arrived when she acquired the lead female role of Mikaela Banes in the highly-anticipated 2007 live-action film Transformers, based on the toy and cartoon saga of the same name. She played the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character Sam Witwicky. In June 2007, Fox was cast in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, starring alongside Jeff Bridges and Kirsten Dunst. Coincidentally, the character Fox will portray is that of a young Hollywood starlet getting her first taste of fame. The film will be released in late 2008. She is also signed on for two more Transformers sequels.
Kirsten Dunst Profile
Birth Name: Kirsten Caroline Dunst
Born: April 30, 1982, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA
Height: 5' 7
Education: Notre Dame High School, a private Catholic high school, in Los Angeles (graduated in May 2000)
Claim to fame: as Claudia in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Years active: 1989 - present
Kirsten Dunst Biography
Kirsten Caroline Dunst (born April 30, 1982) is an American actress, known for her roles in Interview with the Vampire (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, and Bring It On, as well as for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man film series.
Dunst was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to Inez and Klaus Dunst, who are separated. Her father, a German medical services executive from Hamburg, remained in New Jersey but now lives in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, a Swedish former art gallery owner, also moved to California. Dunst has a younger brother, Christian.
Dunst attended the Ranney School in New Jersey, and graduated in 2000 from Notre Dame High School, a private Catholic high school in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Katharine McPhee Profile
Name: Katharine McPhee
Birth Name: Katharine Hope McPhee
Height: 5' 8''
Birth Date: March 25, 1984
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Profession: Singer, Actress
Education: Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, California
The Boston Conservatory (attended for 3 semester, majoring in musical
Husband/Wife: Nick Cokas (producer; married on February 2, 2008)
Father: Daniel McPhee
Mother: Peisha Burch McPhee (a vocal coach and accomplished cabaret singer)
Sister: Adrianna McPhee (older)
Claim to fame: Runner-up on the 5th season of American Idol
Katharine McPhee Biography
Katharine Hope McPhee (born March 25, 1984) is an American pop singer, actress and model who was the runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol in 2006.
Born in Los Angeles, California, McPhee moved with her parents and sister to the Sherman Oaks neighborhood at age 12. McPhee has been singing since the age of two. Her mother, Patricia Burch McPhee (stage name Peisha Arten), a vocal coach and accomplished cabaret singer, recognized a talent for music in her daughter and decided to train her. Her father, Daniel McPhee, is a television producer and her older sister, Adriana Burch McPhee (born June 30, 1982) is an aspiring producer as well.
McPhee graduated in 2002 from Notre Dame High School. At Notre Dame High School, McPhee was a swimmer and a thespian. She performed in school plays with her elder sister Adriana; both sisters were Homecoming Princess nominees in their senior year. Afterward, McPhee attended Boston Conservatory for three semesters, majoring in musical theater. McPhee left the college due to her manager's suggestion that she try out for television pilots in Los Angeles. In a People news article, it was reported that she was rejected in "only 195 out of 200 auditions." She was eventually cast as "Paramount Girl" in the 2006 musical film about the life of Hank Garland, Crazy. Other early acting endeavors included lead actress in local professional productions of Annie Get Your Gun and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. She was nominated in 2005 for the Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for her lead role in Annie Get Your Gun. McPhee was also part of a failed mall-based MTV soap opera entitled You Are Here, playing the older sister of a more popular younger sister. In the soap opera, she was jealous of her popular younger sister.
On February 2, 2008, McPhee married 43-year-old boyfriend Nick Cokas in a Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church with a gospel choir. There were about 300 guests in attendance, including The House Bunny co-star Rumer Willis. Country music artist and fellow American Idol 5 contestant Kellie Pickler was a bridesmaid.
Sayali Bhagat Profile
Name: Sayali Bhagat
Birth Place: Nasik, Maharashtra
Date of Birth: January 1 , 1984
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height : 5'9"
Weight : 53.8 kgs
Age : 20
Title : Miss India World 2004
Profession: Modeling, Blollywood Actress
Hobbies: Music, Rading, Travelling, Dance
Sayali Bhagat Biography
Sayali Bhagat is the winner of the Femina Miss India 2004 contest. Like the other beauty contest winners, she too entered the modeling industry, followed by bollywood. The Train is her first Hindi film, co-staring Emraan Hashmi and Geeta Basra. The movie was released on June 8, 2007.
Sayali hails from state of Maharashtra in India.Her hometown is Nasik.She comes from a very traditional family in Maharashtra.In her spare time she has excelled in the field of acting and modelling and has a special talent for Indo-Western Fusion Dance.
Her hobbies are Music, reading, travelling, dance,and her sporting interests are: Yoga, long jump and high jump.She has won a number of prizes in extra-curricular activities like elocution, debate and athletics. She is physically very fit. She is also very enthusiastic about Indian culture.
Her height is 5.9" cms and her weight is 53.8 kgs .She is 20 years old.
Sayali Bhagat, is named after a beautiful flower. She is a management student from Mumbai University.
Her role model is Baba Amte. She idolizes him for his selfless service and the work that he has done for the welfare of tribals and lepers. She has even worked in a documentary film about his life.
Sayali would like to pursue a career in modeling and films.
Her philosophy of life: “Life is like an ice cream and I want to enjoy every bit of it before it starts to melt.”