Thursday, May 31, 2007

Riyo Mori's Prize Package of Winning the 2007 Miss Universe Pageant

Wondering what prizes will Miss Japan Riyo Mori, the 2007 Miss Universe winner will receive?

Well here is the full list of the MISS UNIVERSE 2007 prize package:

1. Official Miss UNIVERSE Mikimoto pearl tiara

2. Year Scholarship from The NY Film Academy in NYC;

3. Custom designed wardrobe by Tadashi

4. National and International multi-media advertising campaign

5. Complete denim wardrobe from YMI Jeanswear

6. Swimsuit wardrobe from BSC Swimwear Thailand

7. Shoe wardrobe from Nina

8. A Ritmo Mundo Jumbo Jet Mystery Dial time piece

9. Year-long supply of hair care products and tools from Farouk Systems

10. Membership to Gravity Fitness and papering at John Barrett Salon

11. Fashion Portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha

12. Consultation with stylist Billie Causieestko

13. New York City apartment for the year of her reign including living expenses

14. Professional representation by the Miss Universe Organization and Trump Model Management

15. Personal appearance wardrobe.

Note: The Miss Universe Organization, producers of the MISS UNIVERSE, MISS USA and MISS TEEN USA competitions, is a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal partnership.

More About Miss Riyo Mori, Miss Universe 2007

Riyo Mori was born in Shizuoka, a small city in Japan situated beside Mt. Fuji. Shizuoka has a population of just over 0.7 million In this city, Riyo Mori spent her days with her parents, grandparents and her younger brother. Her mother had and still has a dance school and Riyo Mori got influenced by her mother from a very early age. It was her grandmother who dreamt that Riyo Mori would someday win the title of Miss Japan 2007. Mori began dancing at the age of 4. She has studied at Quinte Ballet School of Canada and also is a graduate of Centennial Secondary School in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.

She was crowned Miss Universe, becoming the second woman from Japan to hold the title. The first Miss Universe winner from Japan was Akiko Kojima in 1959. Mori is the eighth Asian woman to win the pageant, the most recent being Lara Dutta of India who was Miss Universe 2000. Mori was the third Japanese woman to place in the top five at Miss Universe in the past five years. Miyako Miyazaki placed fourth runner-up at Miss Universe 2003, and Mori's predecessor Kurara Chibana was first runner-up in 2006.

The other results of the prestigious Miss Universe Pageant held in Mexico City on May 28, 2007 where the following:

First Runner Up: Miss Brazil, Natalia Guimaraes will assume the duties of MISS UNIVERSE 2007 if the titleholder for some reason cannot fulfill her responsibilities.

Second Runner Up: Miss Venezuela, Ly Jonaitis

Rest of Top Five: Miss Korea, Honey Lee; and Miss USA, Rachel Smith.

Rest of Top Ten: Miss India, Puja Gupta; Miss Angola, Micaela Reis; Miss Tanzania, Flaviana Matata; Miss Nicaragua, Xiomara Blandino; and Miss Mexico, Rosa Maria Ojeda Cuen.

Rest of Top Fifteen: Miss Thailand, Farung Yuthithum; Miss Denmark, Zak lina; Sojic; Miss Slovenia, Tjasa Kokalj; Miss Ukraine, Lyudmyla Bikmullina; and Miss Czech Republic, Lucie Hadasova.

Miss Photogenic Award: Miss Philippines, Anna Theresa Licaros. The general public voted on for the delegate who exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She received a $1,000 cash prize and a trophy from Rogaska Crystal.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Riyo Mori in Her Glorious Moments

Riyo Mori in her glorious moments as the newly crowned Miss Universe for 2007. On the second photo Riyo Mori reacts with full of emotions as Zuleyka Rivera of Puerto Rico, Miss Universe 2006, crowns her. The 20-year-old dancer from Japan was crowned SEARCH
Miss Universe
2007 on Monday night, marking only the second time her country has won the world beauty title. The first runner-up was won by Natalia Guimaraes of Brazil.

Riyo Mori in Swimsuit

Riyo Mori, 20, poses with her swimsuit during the 2007 56th annual Miss Universe competition held in Mexico City. On May 28, 2007 Riyo Mori won the tile for the most beautiful woman in the Universe as she was crowned the 2007 Miss Universe winner in that prestigious pageant held in Mexico City.

Miss Japan Riyo Mori winning the Miss Universe 2007

Riyo Mori

Riyo Mori (森 理, Mori Riyo?) (born December 24, 1986 in Shizuoka, Japan), is a Japanese dance instructor. She won the Miss Universe beauty pageant in May 2007.

Mori is the first Japanese in history to pass the audition for The Rockette Summer Intensive. She has studied at Quinte Ballet School of Canada and also is a graduate of Centennial Secondary School in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. She usually works as a ballet dancer.

Mori became Miss Universe beating out Miss Brazil, Venezuela, Korea, and USA. She's the second Japanese Miss Universe in 48 years. The first Miss Universe winner from Japan was Akiko Kojima in 1959.

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December 24, 1986

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Miss Universe Japan 2007
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Miss Universe Japan 2007 (winner)
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