Zuleyka Rivera has crowned Miss Universe 2006 by Natalie Glebova from Canada (Miss Universe 2005 Winner) at the 55th grand finale of Miss Universe beauty contest which was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, USA on Sunday night of 23rd July, 2006.
When asked a final question to Zuleyka, what was your definition of success?
Zuleyka answered, “True satisfaction is when a human being has fulfilled their goals and realized the work they have done. Overcoming obstacles makes you strong and enables you to succeed.”
Zuleyka Rivera’s Profile:
Zuleyka Rivera’s full name is Zuleyka Jerris Rivera Mendoza. Her birthdate is 3rd, October, 1987. Her hometown is Cayey, Puerto Rico. She is 175 cm tall. Her Hair color and her Eye color both are Brown. She is a TV Host, Model, Actress and a Businesswoman. Zuleyka won Miss Salinas Teen 2002 titl, Miss Salinas Universe 2006 title and Miss Puerto Rico Teen 2002 title.
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Miss Universe 2006 Semifinalists:
Zuleyka Rivera from Puerto Rico won Miss Universe 2006 pageant. Miss Universe Japan, Kurara Chibana won the First Runner-up Miss Universe 2006 title. Miss Universe Switzerland, Lauriane Gillieron won the Second Runner-up title. Miss Universe Paraguay, Lourdes Arevalos was placed Third and Miss Universe USA, Tara Conner was placed the Fourth.
Miss Universe 2006 Special Awards:
Miss Universe Philippines, Lia Ramos won Miss Photogenic award. Miss Universe Ghana, Angela Asare won Miss Congeniality special award. Miss Universe Japan, Kurara Chibana won the Best National Costume award.