Riyo Mori from Japan was crowned Miss Universe 2007, at the 56th annual Miss Universe Pageant. Held in Mexico City, Mori, 20 years old was given the US$250 000 diamond and pearl crown by last year’s winner, Zuleyka Rivera of Puerto Rico, watched by a live audience of 10,000 and some 600 million television viewers worldwide.
A lifelong ballet dancer from a village near Mount Fuji, Mori wore a striking black gown with coloured lapels for the final. Winning surpassed the ambition of her grandmother, who told her as a child she wanted her to be Miss Japan one day.
“My mind went blank,” she said of the winning moment.
Isnt she pretty?!
Japan has won 2 times in the history of the Miss Universe Pageant event. The last time Japan won was in 1959, almost 50 years ago, by Akiko Kojima
She was also the first person to originate from Asia to win the coveted title.
I knew there was something special in Japanese women! What great timing, since im going to Japan this week, will I be able to see her in public? Ill cross my fingers on this one…
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