The Philippines' bet, Anna Theresa Licaros, bagged the Miss Photogenic special award in the recently concluded Miss Universe 2007 beauty pageant held today at the National Auditorium in Mexico City, Mexico.
This is the third consecutive year and seventh time that the Philippines has won the Miss Photogenic award. In 1973, Margarita Moran was not only crowned as the Miss Universe, she was also voted Miss Photogenic. The special award, which used to be chosen by media personnel covering the event, is determined by Internet votes.
Riyo Mori of Japan was crowned as Miss Universe 2007. The runners-up are 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).
Those who made it to the Top 10 were Miss Mexico, Miss Angola, Miss Tanzania, Miss Nicaragua, and Miss India. Included in the Top 15 were Miss Thailand, Miss Denmark, Miss Czech Republic, Miss Slovenia, and Miss Ukraine.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).