MORE PICS & Video – Miss UNIVERSE 2007 – RIYO MORI Japan; Ms Brazil, Natalia Guimaraes;: Ms Venezuela, Ly Jonaitis; Ms Korea, Honey Lee; & Ms USA
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MORE NEW PICS & Video – Miss Universe 2007 –Riyo Mori Japan - Message to the Next generation – Be Happy, Patient & Positive; More SE Asian Beauties (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand & Indonesia) in Swimsuits, Evening Gowns & Native National CostumesABOVE: Ms Japan at the Intro Filming & BELOW: Rehearsal time
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ABOVE in Evening Dress at contest
ABOVE in her National Costume
ABOVE: In her swim suit at the contest
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ABOVE & BELOW: some recent photos of Riyo Mori
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ABOVE: the excitement & the moment just before crowning by Zueleka, the Miss Universe 2006 from Puerto Rico and BELOW: the satisfaction and the achievement with the US25K Pearl & Diamonds studded Crown on the head
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ABOVE: Posing with the Crown & BELOW: the obligatory shot with the Exec Producer of Miss Universe 2007 -Donald TrumpBELOW: After winning the Miss Universe title, the interview with World Press
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ABOVE: Our local Rep Miss Malaysia-Universe 2007 (Adelaine Chin) ; BELOW: in her evening dress
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ABOVE and BELOW: the Ah Moi in Malaysia traditional native dress; A sarong Kebaya would make her look better
and BELOW: Ms Malaysia revealing her vital statistics in a swim suit
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ABOVE: During rehearsal and BELOW at Intro
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ABOVE: Ms Singapore in her Evening gown & BELOW in her National Costume
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ABOVE: Jessica in swim suit
ABOVE: another rehearsal with Ms Indonesia, Ms India & Ms Israel and BELOW: In Singapore traditional native costume
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ABOVE & BELOW: Miss Indonesia, Agnipratistha Kuswardono
ABOVE: Ms Indonesia in evening gown and BELOW in her National Costume
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ABOVE Ms Thailand, Farung Yuthithum and BELOW in her evening dress
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ABOVE: the Hot Ms Thailand and BELOW: in her National Costume
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ABOVE: Miss Zeuleka (Puerto Rico) Winner for Ms Universe 2006 last year, standing in front
ABOVE: Ms Brazil showing off her asset
ABOVE: Ms Indonesia iher traditional costume
ABOVE: Ms Korea at rehearsal
ABOVE: The contestants behind a screen at the start and BELOW: how they are viewed
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In an interview with The Associated Press hours after she was crowned, the 20-year-old dancer yesterday said she would not change in her new role. "I don't want to be acting," said Mori, wearing a shimmering silver dress. "I just want to be myself, always be natural." Under pageant rules, women crowned Miss Universe become advocates for AIDS/HIV research and education. Mori showed some natural poise on Monday in her first moments as Miss Universe, catching the diamond-and-pearl-studded crown that slipped off her head when Miss Universe 2006 Zuleyka Rivera crowned her. Mori immediately placed the headpiece -- valued at USD 25,000 - back on her head.
The new Miss Universe also criticised crash dieting. "I had a friend with an eating disorder, but she always looked unhappy. She was never confident with her body, even though she was so thin," she said. "For me, it's so easy and so simple. Just eat right." The only other time
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What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most?Definitely dancing! I have been dancing since I was 4 years old। I still have my first pair of ballet shoes which I keep as a memory of my many years and passion for dancing. I am a very curious person and I love traveling the world, especially seeing musicals and visiting museums. Discovering different cultures and encountering new people are a constant source of inspiration for me and something I try to apply to my own dancing and teaching back in
Name one person, other than your parents, who has had the most influence on your life। Why?
My amazing national director, Inés Ligron because she has taught me so much and heightened my interest in so many issues I wasn't aware of before. I come from a small town and Inés has transformed my confidence and showed me how to achieve my dreams faster.
What is your proudest personal accomplishment (other than representing your country in this pageant)?
Studying abroad and successfully graduating from both high school and ballet school in
What is your career ambition?
To open my own dance school in
Where is the most interesting place you have been?
The south of
What makes you unique and different from the other contestants?
We live in a competitive world that demands high-skills, determination, intelligence, and a global outlook. When I was 16 years old, I decided to leave my comfort zone and challenge myself in a completely different environment abroad where I would have to survive socially, academically and culturally on my own. I think globally but I also know where I come from. I liken myself to a modern-day samurai for women. The traditional samurai spirit in
What is your philosophy of /in life?
What do you hope to be doing in 10 years?
In 10 years I will be celebrating my 30th birthday in my own dance school surrounded by lots of my students, and blowing out my candles together with my little daughter in a tutu!
Is there anything you would like to tell us about yourself? Something unique that has happened to you? Some interesting thing about you?
After high school, I moved to
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What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most?
Definitely dancing! I have been dancing since I was 4 years old. I still have my first pair of ballet shoes that I keep as a memory of my many years and passion for dancing. I am a very curious person and I love traveling the world, especially seeing musicals and visiting museums. Discovering different cultures and encountering new people are a constant source of inspiration for me and something I try to apply to my own dancing and teaching back in
What is your career ambition?
To open my own dance school in
Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.
I was born and raised with my younger brother in a small town called
What do you want the judges to know about you?
What you see is what you get. Nothing is rehearsed about me. From the very beginning, I entered this competition with high-hopes and an unswerving determination to make this dream a reality.= = == = == == = == = == = == == =
Miss Universe 2007
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DURING LIVE NBC TELECAST ON MAY 28TH
Ms. Mori is 20 years-old and has been dancing since she was 4. She loves traveling the world and enjoys visiting museums and watching musicals.
ABOVE: The initial Shock BELOW: in her bikini swimsuit
and BELOW: In her Evening "kimono"gown
The judging panel for the 2007 Miss Universe Pageant included NBC's "Heroes" James Kyson Lee, NBC's "Deal or No Deal" briefcase model Lindsay Clubine, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, rocker Dave Navarro, World and Olympic figure skating champion Michelle Kwan, fashion designer Marc Bouwer, Novela Star Mauricio Islas, "Project Runway" judge and Elle magazine fashion director Nina Garcia, and former Miss Universes Dayanara Torres (1993) and Christiane Martel (1953).
Second Runner Up: Miss
Rest of Top Five: Miss
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
Miss Photogenic Award: Miss
Congeniality Award: Miss
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= = == and our local Miss MAlAYSIA-UNIVERSE 2007, (Adelaine Chin Ai Nee, a degree holder) eliminated 1st Round. She would be a good model for some toothpaste (using her white teeth!)
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