Lee Ji-sun/ Sun Lee did not walk away with the 2008 Miss Universe title this year, nor did she get a chance at a “runner-up” position like her predecessor Honey Lee since the 25-year-old didn’t even make it into the Top 15.
The only Asian beauties represented in the Top 15 were Miss Japan Hiroko Mima and Miss Vietnam Lam Thuy Nguyen.
However, both girls got the boot as well when the Top 10 were announced.
In a repeat of (funny) events, Miss USA Crystle Stewart took a tumble during the evening gown competition!
Last year during the 2007 Miss Universe contest in Mexico City, Miss USA Rachel Smith also tripped and fell during the evening gown competition.
Rachel Smith both fell during the Miss Universe competitions.
And now on to the winner.
Sun Lee’s coach Ines Ligron was spot on with her prediction. The Miss Universe 2008 title (and diamante tiara) went to…Ao Dai competition winner and clear favourite, 22-year-old Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza.
is held by Riyo Mori, Miss Universe 2007. – Photo: AP
Here are the runner-up results:
1st runner-up: Miss Colombia
2nd runner-up: Miss Dominican Republic
3rd runner-up: Miss Russia
4th runner-up: Miss Mexico
Sun Lee rocks evening gown presentation
Sun Lee down with food poisoning
Miss Korea-Universe Sun Lee and the swimsuit competition
Sun Lee in Nha Trang parade
Sun Lee @ the 2008 Miss Universe pageant
Sun Lee’s a Korean Warrior for 2008 Miss Universe pageant