Philippine representative Anna Theresa Licaros bagged the
Miss Photogenic special award in the recent Miss Universe 2007 beauty pageant
held today at the National Auditorium in Mexico City.
Licaros is now the seventh Filipina who won the Miss
Photogenic award. In 1973, Margarita
Moran was not only crowned as the Miss Universe, she was also voted as Miss
Photogenic during the event. The said
title, which used to be chosen by media personnel covering the event, is
determined by Internet votes.
Meanwhile, Riyo Mori of Japan was crowned as the Miss
Universe 2007. She defeated Natalia
Guimaraes of Brazil (1st runner-up), Ly Jonaitis of Venezuela (2nd
runner-up), Honey Lee of Korea (3rd runner-up), and Rachel Smith of
USA (4th runner-up).
Other special awards were received by Miss China
Ningning Zhang (Miss Congeniality), Miss Brazil Natalia Guimaraes (Best in
Evening Gown), and Miss Japan Riyo Mori (Best in Swimsuit).