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Miss USA Falls, Gets Booed at Miss Universe Pageant

Miss Universe Pageant

Miss USA Falls, Gets Booed at Miss Universe Pageant

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.)

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Miss Universe Passes Out Post-Pageant

Miss Universe Passes Out Post-Pageant

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.

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Russian Miss Canada Crowned Miss Universe

Russian Miss Canada Crowned Miss Universe

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.

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Miss Australia Crowned New Miss Universe

Miss Australia Crowned New Miss Universe

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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