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).