Dayana Mendoza, the Miss Venezuela 2008 winner has won the Miss Universe 2008 contest. Dayana was crowned Miss Universe 2008 by her predecessor, Riyo Mori of Japan.
Update: It is just been announced that Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza is the Miss Universe 2008 winner. Click to read the latest story. Dayana Mendoza, 22, Miss Universe Venezuela 2008, is the winner of the Miss Venezuela 2007.