11:56 AM EDT 08/26/2014
Originally posted 11/27/2007 08:55AM
The mystery surrounding the alleged pepper spraying of Puerto Rico's 2008 Miss Universe contestant's belongings is nothing to sneeze at.
Police are now said to be investigating just how Ingrid Marie Rivera was able to stop crying between camera appearances at Saturday's pageant, if indeed her gown and makeup had been sabotaged with the spray, as she asserts, NBC News reports.
Originally posted 05/29/2007 03:00PM
Ten seconds Miss USA Rachel Smith would probably like to forget: Slipping and landing on her behind while modeling her evening gown at Monday night's Miss Universe pageant in Mexico City. (See video below.)
Originally posted 07/24/2006 08:50AM
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.
Originally posted 05/31/2005 08:00AM
ANNOINTED: Miss Canada Natalie Glebova – who moved to North America from her native Russia only 11 years ago – was crowned Miss Universe 2005 in Bangkok on Tuesday at the 54th annual beauty pageant, Reuters reports. Glebova, a 23-year-old motivational speaker from Toronto, succeeded last year's winner, Australian Jennifer Hawkins. "This is all happening too fast and it's unreal. It's slowly starting to sink in," she told reporters moments after being crowned. Miss Puerto Rico Cynthia Olavarria came in second. In all, 81 beauties from Albania to Zambia competed.
Originally posted 06/02/2004 08:00AM
Blue-eyed blonde Jennifer Hawkins, 20, of Australia, was named Miss Universe 2004 in a two-hour pageant broadcast live on NBC from Ecuador Tuesday night and said after being crowned: "I have a lot to learn about being Miss Universe, but I'm going to give it my all."
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