Only forty minutes after being crowned Miss Universe, Miss Puerto Rico Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza, 18, collapsed during a news conference and was rushed offstage last night.
"She's OK. She's fine," a pageant rep said. "She got dizzy. It's very hot up here. Her dress is tight- as you could see it was beaded and heavy. She passed out."
Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza was named Miss Universe 2006 over runner-up Miss Japan, Kurara Chibana, 24. Second runner-up was Miss Switzerland Lauriane Gillieron, 21. Miss USA, Tara Conner, finished fourth.
Monday, July 24, 2006
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