Wednesday, 24 September 2008


Anne-Marie Pohtamo
San Salvador,
El Salvador

1st runner-up Gerthie David HAITI
2nd runner-up Summer Bartholomew USA
3rd runner-up Catharina Sjodahl SWEDEN
4th runner-up Rosemarie Brosas
Ingrid Budag BRAZIL
Martha Lucia Echeverry Trujillo COLOMBIA
Carmen Elena Figueroa EL SALVADOR
Vicki Harris ENGLAND
Julie Ann Farnham IRELAND
Orit Cooper ISRAEL
Sachiko Nakayama JAPAN

A test run on a computer involved inputting all the facts about this year's 71 Miss Universe delegates and determined that Miss Bolivia, Jacqueline Gamarra, would win. She did not even make the semi-finals. "It seems so small today. Last night it seemed too big," she remarked about the crown she had only won the night before. History repeats itself as Haiti's Gerthie David is the second black to place as 1st runner-up. She was the second Finn to win the title. Armi Kuusela, Miss Universe 1952 was also from Finland.

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