Date of Birth: June 1, 1986
Place of Birth: Caracas, Venezuela
Occupation: Beauty queen, model
Height: 5 ft 9 in; 1.76 m
Measurements: 33.5-23-35 (in)
Famous for: Dayana Mendoza is the Venezuelan model best known for winning the title of Miss Universe 2008.
I want to do everything I can to help stop the kidnapping in Venezuela.
It is a great honor to represent my country and I am very happy that I made my country proud (for winning the Miss Universe 2008 pageant).
Dayana started modeling in 2001after being one of the finalists in the Elite Model Look International 2001 competition, in Nice, France. She was 15 years old.
In 2006 Mendoza was kidnapped in Venezuela. Her family paid the ransom and she was released.
In 2007 Dayana was crowned Miss Universe Venezuela, and one year later she won the prestigious beauty title of Miss Universe 2008.
In 2008 Mendoza’s nude photos surfaced on the internet but the Miss Universe Organization didn’t penalize Dayana because her pictures were not pornographic, but instead were “artistic in nature, and they don’t have an ounce of pornographic content to them.”
Mendoza in one sentence – Dayana is a gorgeous Venezuelan woman with a beautiful smile.
Always remember that true beauty comes from within.