Miss Japan crowned as Miss Universe 2007

May 30, 2007 at 5:23 am | Posted in favorites | Leave a comment

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Miss Japan Riyo Mori, 20 years of age, and a model was crowned as Miss Universe 2007, defeating 77 other candidates from around the world. Mori is the second Japanese woman to win the Miss Universe pageant, after Akiko Kojima in 1959.

Mori is from he small town of Shizuoka at the base of Mount Fuji. She is a dancer and who hopes to someday open an international dance school. Her grandmother wanted her to be a Miss Japan before she turned 20. And she turned not only Miss Japan but Miss Universe!!!

“From the very beginning, I entered the competition with high hopes and an unswerving determination to make this dream a reality,” she said in a pre-competition interview.

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