Miss Universe 2008 Philippine Candidate: Jennifer Barrientos
UPDATE: July 14, 2008
OK, so we didn’t even make the cut on the 15 semi-finalists in the just concluded Miss Universe 2008 Pageant. We try. We try every year…
The ones who did make it were from Venezuela, Kosovo, Mexico, Vietnam, South Africa, Australia, Japan, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Colombia, Russia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, the United States and Spain.
It was later cut down to 5 between: Venezuela, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Russia.
MISS VENEZUELA, Dayana Mendoza was crowned Ms. Universe 2008.
The National Costume Award went to Miss Gavintra Photijak of Thailand. Ms. Rebeca Moreno of El Salvador became Miss Congeniality Universe.
Yet again, MISS USA candidate falls on the evening gown competition! What is it with US gowns? Or is it jinx? Last year, Ms. USA Rachel Smith became an internet sensation when her own fall in the evening gown during the pageant was distributed all over YouTube!
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We will be routing for our very own Philippine Candidate of course, no matter how she fares!
AGE: 22 | HEIGHT: 5’8″ | HAIR COLOR: BLACK |
EYE COLOR: BROWN
What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most?
I love watching movies, dining out, and having coffee with my family and friends. I also love going to the beach to engage in water sports like jet skiing and scuba diving. I enjoy playing volleyball and basketball during my spare time. I like to surf the net and chat with friends. I also like going to the mall to window shop and drive around to relax.
What is your career ambition?
I love fashion and want to pursue it as a career. My ambition is to be top model for the world’s most celebrated designers. I want to travel the globe and work with creative people.
What is your proudest personal accomplishment?
Aside from representing the country in this pageant, graduating from college would have to be my proudest personal accomplishment. I worked hard, finished with flying colors and made my parents extremely happy.
What is something unique that has happened to you; some interesting thing about you?
My younger sister and I went to the same school, from preparatory to high school. The school was just 15 minutes away from our house so my mom would send us off to school on bikes.