Puerto Rico Girl In Chain Dress Wins Miss Universe 2006

Miss Universe 2006 Puerto Rico Zuleyka Rivera MendozaBeauty contests like Miss Universe usually draw one of two responses. 1) In a fair and equal society, surely a contest based on a woman's genetic luck is an anachronism, and 2) Wooar, look at them brilliant tits!

Miss Universe 2006 took place at the weekend, and it continued Planet Earth's extraordinary 54-year winning streak against every single other planet in the universe for having fit birds and that. The winner of the 2006 Miss Universe contest was Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza, an 18-year-old girl from Puerto Rico, who sort of smiled and then fainted when she was told that she was the prettiest girl in all of the universe.

Now, we're not saying that it's been a quiet weekend, but a pretty girl winning a competition for pretty girls doesn't exactly strike us as staggering news. But still, remember the name Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza – she's only bloody Miss Universe 200, isn't she? And one day she wants to be a big film star, just like other beauty queens turned actresses like Halle Berry and, um, the others. And, as she was awarded the Miss Universe title, something staggering happened to Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza, as ABC reports:

Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza shared a nervous emotional hug with first runner-up, Kurara Chibana of Japan, moments before the winner was announced, then clasped her hands to her mouth in amazement as her name was called. She beamed as the crown was placed on her head.

So she hugged another girl, looked surprised and then smiled? How does that in any way deviate from the results of any other beauty contest ever? Now, it'd have been news if Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza punched the Japanese girl out and then shat herself, but smiling? Anyway, Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza is the first Miss Universe winner to hail from Puerto Rico for five years. We're not sure if that's a particularly long or short time to have a gap between Miss Universe winners, by the way, but it's a handy fact you can bring up during an awkward silence with a new colleague. Or something. Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza always knew that she'd eventually be crowned Miss Universe, as her Miss Universe biography stated:

"Physically, I have been told by modelling agencies and friends that I represent the consummate Latino look. Everything in my face expresses our heritage, our music and the wonderful mixes of races that we are."

Highlights of the Miss Universe 2006 contest included the Filipino entry being voted most photogenic online, the Ghanaian entry winning the congeniality award and the Japanese entry winging a huge samurai sword around until someone told her that her costume was quite nice. Oh, and Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza fainting after being crowned Miss Universe 2006. Because she was wearing a dress made of metal chains.

As the newly-crowned Miss Universe, Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza will now enjoy a year of flying around the world helping out with charities. Presumably this involves going to war-torn, famine-stricken refugee camps and telling them that they could look as good as her if only they'd use some decent conditioner once in a while.

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Miss Puerto Rica Crowned Miss Universe – ABC

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Comments

  1. micaela says

    Mildred is right! I am proud to be half Mexcian myself — notice that the Latinas dominate every final group of Miss Universes..maybe not the most important thing in the world, but we all need some entertainment in this world of usually awful news. What’s wrong with looking at beautiful women for a couple of hours? And I say again, my Latina sister dominate, ha ha ha!

  2. PODEROSO says

    PUERTO RICO IS NOT A COUNTRY SO WHY THIS STATE OF USA IS TAKING PART OF MISS UNIVERSE AS A NATION WHEN IT IS NOT ONE??. PUERTO RICO HAS TO COMPETE AS THE STATE OF PUERTO RICO IN MISS USA FOR A LEGAL WAY. I AM A LATIN BOY WHO LIVES IN A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY (MEX) AND I FEEL TRICKED WHEN PERTORICANS SAYS THAT THEY ARE A COUNTRY AND VERY LATINS WHEN THEY ARE PUERTO RICAN-AMERICANS(SAME AS AMERICANS) BECAUSE USA IS THE COUNTRY OF PUERTO RICO ISLAND, ISN’T IT?.

    MISS PUERTO RICO 2006 IS VERY ‘UGLY’ SHE IS THE WORST QUEEN OF ALL MISS UNIVERSE TIMES.
    MISS SWISS WAS THE BEST SHE IS VERY PRETTY AND SHE MADE AN EXTRA EFFORT TRYING TO EXPRESS HERSELF IN ENGLISH, NOT IN SPANISH OR JAPANESSE. WHEN A QUEEN DOESN’T MAKE AN EXTRA EFFORT TO SPEAK IN ENGLISH IS VERY LAZY AS MISS POTORRICO IS, OK.
    PUERTO RICO IS THE LATIN DISGRACE. BECAUSE PUERTO RICO IS NOT COMPLETY WITH US (THE GREAT LATIN FAMILY) OR IS WITH YOU (THE BEAUTIFUL USA FAMILY).

    SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH, BUT I TRIED TO EXPRESSS MYSELF IN ENGLISH BECAUSE I THINK THAT IT WAS NECESSARY FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING. (MY MOTHER TONGUE IS SPANISH). THANKS ALOT AND BYE.

    P.S. REMEMBER MOST OF THE LATIN PEOPLE WHO IS NOT FROM PUERTO RICO FEELS THE SAME WAY AS I DO.

  3. Boricua says

    Poderoso….
    Let me tell you something!!!!
    Puerto Rico is not a STATE …Is a country….. Some Puerto Ricans wnat to PR become a state but others dosen’t.
    Or can you tell me how many stars you can count in the USA flag, and then count the states in the USA nation….Thats why
    we have our own Miss PR, flag, olympics team, etc…and by the way….NOT ALL MEXICANS THINK LIKE YOU….

  4. says

    what can i say miss Puerto Rico win. A girl aging 18 years win great job now i can say that beauty doesnt end here only. The great thing about her is her smile, i like her smile a lot. She’s so cute and beautiful, she did desrve that crown.

  5. gus says

    Other contestants are HOTTER and MORE BEAUTIFUL…esp. Ms. JAPAN and a Lot more…why ALWAYS Puerto Rico? Latin beauties AREN’T always the best… they’re just trying to show that in the world, ONLY Puerto Rican’s are the only ones beautiful which is ABSOLUTELY NOT.

  6. Falcon says

    This letter is for Poderoso: le t me tell you something, i think that you have envy because we win the Miss Universe pagent.. She deserve that crown because she was the most beautiful girl in that competition and she answer the question corretly. She have good curves better shape. Your opinion is a disaster, you cant opinion of that country withou before visiting our beaches and other beautiful places here.

  7. PUERTO RICO #1 says

    ALL YALL JUST HATIN CAUSE YALL KNOW MISS PUERTO RICO WAS THE HOTTEST OUT OF ALL OF THEM…DONT HATE CAUSE YALLS GIRL DIDN’T WIN…PUERTO RICO IS NOW AT 5 MISS UNIVERSE WINNERS…DONT HATE CAUSE WE ARE THE HIGHEST WHEN IT COMES TO LATIN COUNTRYS…..JAJA…YUP..PUERTO RICO # 1 ALWAYS…..

  8. Hottie_PR says

    All of you talking shit about THE NEW MISS UNIVERSE are full of envy, that´s all. Have you been orientated??? Speaking english at the Miss Universe contest is optional, because it´s obvious that not all the contestants speak english. So that´s the reason why Donald Trumph let the girls speak in their first language, because it isn´t fair that native english speakers could express themselves better than others because that´s their first language.

    And by the way, for all of you Mexican people, honestly, your contestant was very pretty but sadly (for you)she couldn´t be at the finals. And to let you know, the Miss Universe contest is not only about physical beauty. Why do you think that they make the contestants answer some questions???? Because obviously that´s one of the most important things that make the judge choose which of them are the best.

    OH AND FOR PODEROSO. AS SOMEONE ALREADY SAID. PUERTO RICO IS NOT A STATE IS A COUNTRY, A COLONY. WHAT DOES THAT MEANS??? I´LL EXPLAIN TO YOU BECAUSE YOU SEEMS VERY MORON AND YOU SPEAK WITHOUT ANY KNOWLEDGE… A COLONY IS A COUNTRY WHICH IS PROPERTY OF ANOTHER COUNTRY. WHAT DOES THAT MEANS??? THAT MEANS THAT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOUGHT WITH SPAIN TO CLAIM OUR ISLAND AS PROPERTY OF THEIR COUNTRY. NOT PART OF THEIR COUNTRY. YOU MORON…

  9. ripped1997 says

    she wont by luck she not that pretty her dress was ugly give her couple years she started get wrinkle in her face

  10. dalshidi says

    regarding puerto rico, i believe the correct term is a territory…if you are going to expound get the facts right…..

  11. says

    WELL FIRST OF ALL THE HOTTEST LATIN WOMAN DONT COME FROM PUERTO RICO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MANY LATIN SUPER MODELS DONT COMR FROM PURTO RICO.BRAZIL,ARGENTINA, SPAIN HAVE MANY SUPER MODELS JUST LOOK AT VICTORIA SECRET MOST OF THEIR MODELS ARE FROM BRAZIL SPAIN ARGENTINA NOT PUERTO RICO. AND BY THE WAY IN THE MISS UNIVERS COMPITITION THEIR WERE 2 PURTO RICAN JUDGE. MISS SWISS.USA,JAPON WERE MUCH BETTER THEN THAT UGLY FISH LOOKING WOMAN.SHE DIDNT ANSWER HER QUESTION RIGHT AND TOOK TIME.

  12. eli says

    Zuleyka is the best queen ever and more astonishing queen I’ve ever seen in my entire life. For all the haters jus respect and love. Always remember that 2 win a pageant u most go with strategies so for all u hataz suc dick and die. I represent along with Zuleyka Rivera the uniqueness and concoction of Purto Rico and if u have a problem comee solve it u bitcches. Jus jealous cause u all dont have nothing on her. Furthermore, she won 85 women and thats a great victory. Meaning that she’s the prettiest women of the universe. Respect and Remember that” the great pleasure in life is doing what people say you can’t do.” Respect ur bitches. Switzerland was extremely ugly she looks like my hairy dick the only difference is that it is not blonde And when u all have judges that are all the from the same ethnic u all dont say anything. Ayo is pure modafuckas.

  13. PR guy says

    Our girls will always win because we’ll do whatever it takes. We don’t mind getting our hands and knees dirty. Everyone knows that the winner is chosen before the pagent even starts. The real way to win pagents is on your knees in the parking lot.

  14. Liz says

    Poderoso is an idiot!!! P.R. is a Commonwealth, moron!!! Say what you will, we ARE the the second country to have the most crowns (next to U.S.A.). SUFFER!!!!

  15. Jazmin says

    Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2006 is absolutely beautiful! She has natural beauty unlike those ugly American women with fake bodies. And also unlike the gold digging illegal Latin American women who come to this country to take advantage of American money and U.S. citizen opportunity. U.S.A was ugly and talked like white trash. You people are just talking trash because your country didn’t win and Puerto Rico did. Who the hell cares if models are from Brazil and other countries? Whoever made that comment just hate just like the other people who said she was ugly and didn’t deserve to win. I would love to see how your mother looks since all of you are talking sh**. She deserved to win. She is beautiful, intelligent and comes from the best place in the world. And this comment goes to the Mexican boy; “Stop hating because Puerto Ricans can come to the U.S without crossing the border to Texas. I guess since you are an illegal alien you are just hating on our BEAUTIFUL island which is full of beautiful women. You are the Disgrace!!!!!

  16. Anyuta says

    Most beautiful women are from Russia. It’s just the dress that nobody could get their eyes off. By the way even design of this dress was stolen, so don’t tell me about puertorican culture and how she did win this contest. Somebody who said about fish resemblance was right. She is pretty but just like other puertorican women – nothing special or different. And it’s a shame she cannot put two words in english together . I speak 5 languages and i do speak spanish and english is not my native language either, y por esto no puedo entender tanta ignorancia. Cada puede caminar y sonreir, pero no cada tiene algo que decir. Intentar es mejor que no hacer nada

  17. caro says

    why are u people saying miss puerto rico didn’t answer her questions right? r u kidding?!! her answer was amazing!!! u people are just so jelous!! mis amores, ust lo q tienen es rabia pq una nena decente d un barrio en el pueblo d salinas, puerto rico, es una d las mujeres mas bellas del mundo. ya gano y no pueden hacer nada. so tienen ya 2 problemas… estar desgustados pq no gano y verla todos los dias, en la tv y en revistas/periodicos!! pq la miss zuleyka rivera mendoza de salinas pr. la q estudio en la san alfonso y la asag y en dnde sea, esta arrazando cn el mundo entero. so deal with it!

  18. USA!! says

    THIS IS FOR BORICUA AND ALL THE OTHER STUPID PEOPLE WHO THINK THIS IS TRUE. PUERTO RICO IS NOT A SEPERATE COUNTRY GET THAT OUT OF YOUR HEAD. PUERTO RICO IS A COMMENWEALTH OF US. ONE POINT I NEED TO MAKE, YOU LIKE TO CLAIM THAT YOU ARE YOUR OWN COUNTRY , BUT DON’T MIND TAKING THE U.S FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND OUR IDEAS. YOUR LITTLE ISLAND IS BACK 20 YEARS IN TECHNOLOGY BECAUSE YOU’RE ALL TOO LAZY TO SHOW UP FOR WORK, YOU ONLY CARE ABOUT YOUR APPEARANCE. SO IF WE ALL STOPPED WORKING WE WOULD ALL HAVE TIME TO PAMPER OURSELVES FOR A PAGEANT. PUERTO RICO IS OVER RATED FOR IT’S BEAUTY ALSO!

  19. Poderoso Slammer says

    Hey Poderoso:

    Just for you to know, here in PR we are expanding our airport, on the other hand….the USA is assembling a 700 mile wall to stop people like you mojados from entering the american dream.

    We just have to buy a ticket and fly there. You people have to smuggle inside trucks and enter illegally to our country.

    So, what i’m tryng to say is that you suck…wet back.

    Cheers mate!

  20. PODEROSO YOU HYPOCRITE says

    PODEROSO Says:

    July 28th, 2006 at 10:35 am
    PUERTO RICO IS NOT A COUNTRY SO WHY THIS STATE OF USA IS TAKING PART OF MISS UNIVERSE AS A NATION WHEN IT IS NOT ONE??. PUERTO RICO HAS TO COMPETE AS THE STATE OF PUERTO RICO IN MISS USA FOR A LEGAL WAY. I AM A LATIN BOY WHO LIVES IN A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY (MEX) AND I FEEL TRICKED WHEN PERTORICANS SAYS THAT THEY ARE A COUNTRY AND VERY LATINS WHEN THEY ARE PUERTO RICAN-AMERICANS(SAME AS AMERICANS) BECAUSE USA IS THE COUNTRY OF PUERTO RICO ISLAND, ISN’T IT?.

    MISS PUERTO RICO 2006 IS VERY ‘UGLY’ SHE IS THE WORST QUEEN OF ALL MISS UNIVERSE TIMES.
    MISS SWISS WAS THE BEST SHE IS VERY PRETTY AND SHE MADE AN EXTRA EFFORT TRYING TO EXPRESS HERSELF IN ENGLISH, NOT IN SPANISH OR JAPANESSE. WHEN A QUEEN DOESN’T MAKE AN EXTRA EFFORT TO SPEAK IN ENGLISH IS VERY LAZY AS MISS POTORRICO IS, OK.
    PUERTO RICO IS THE LATIN DISGRACE. BECAUSE PUERTO RICO IS NOT COMPLETY WITH US (THE GREAT LATIN FAMILY) OR IS WITH YOU (THE BEAUTIFUL USA FAMILY).

    SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH, BUT I TRIED TO EXPRESSS MYSELF IN ENGLISH BECAUSE I THINK THAT IT WAS NECESSARY FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING. (MY MOTHER TONGUE IS SPANISH). THANKS ALOT AND BYE.

    P.S. REMEMBER MOST OF THE LATIN PEOPLE WHO IS NOT FROM PUERTO RICO FEELS THE SAME WAY AS I DO.

    PODEROSO SAID ALL THIS AS HE WAS JUMPING THE FENCE TO CROSS TO US TERRITORY ARE U JEALOUS THAT PUERTORICANS DONT HAVE TO JUMP THE FENCE AS MEXICANS DO WELL TOUGH LUCK BITCH AND BY THE WAY PUERTO RICO HAS MORE CROWNS THAN MEXICO IN MISS UNIVERSE AND WE ARE MUCH SMALLER. SO PUT THAT IN YOUR BURRITO AND SHOVE IT UP YOU ASS. THANKS MY POINT WAS MADE.

  21. PODEROSO YOU HYPOCRITE says

    PODEROSO SAID ALL THIS AS HE WAS JUMPING THE FENCE TO CROSS TO US TERRITORY ARE U JEALOUS THAT PUERTORICANS DONT HAVE TO JUMP THE FENCE AS MEXICANS DO WELL TOUGH LUCK BITCH AND BY THE WAY PUERTO RICO HAS MORE CROWNS THAN MEXICO IN MISS UNIVERSE AND WE ARE MUCH SMALLER. SO PUT THAT IN YOUR BURRITO AND SHOVE IT UP YOU ASS. THANKS MY POINT WAS MADE.

  22. Michael says

    Wake up! Puerto Rico is the home of the most beautiful women on the planet. And they come in all flavors. Chocolate, Caramel, Coffee and Vanilla! And we have more! Rita Moreno the first ever to win a Tony, Oscar,Grammy,Emmy! From Puerto Rico! The first Latino to win an Oscar Jose Ferrer did I mention he’s from Puerto Rico! The first Latino to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame Roberto Clemente! oh yeah he’s from Puerto Rico too! Puerto Ricans has the highest count of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients than any other Latino group in US military history! Dr.Pedro Albizu Campos. A Harvard Graduate.He would meet Eamon de Valera and later be consulted in the drafting of the constitution of the Irish Free State. Oh yeah Born in Puerto Rico! I can go on and on….. Read up know your facts and get a life!

  23. Puerto Rico is not acountry says

    Zuleyka Rivera was a disgrace to the Miss Universe crown. Could she be less enthused when she placed the crown on incoming winner, Riyo Mori? She lacked grace, a smile, and even the decency to put the crown on correctly on Miss Japan’s head? Miss Rivera let the crown slip! Sad and pathetic Miss Puerto Rico 2006.

    Sorry Puerto Ricans, you can say Puerto Rico is a country till you are blue in the face. But face it. It is NOT a country. Thank America for allowing Puerto Rico to compete “as a country”, because country you are not. Who defends your island? USA. Who provides welfare to you poor Boricua? USA. Who is in charge of immigration to your island? USA. Who is in charge of maritime borders? USA. Who handles your mail? USA. Which country’s currency do you use? Puerto Rico pesos? No! The greenback of the USA!

    These criteria help define what is a country and what is not. Puerto Rico has a “gobierno”, not a presidente. Governors lead subnational entities (i.e. states, provinces, cantons, TERRITORIES like PR). Puerto Rico has no control over immigration, again an important attribute where true countries can handle immigration. Puerto Rico cannot initiate trade agreements without consent from the U.S. Again, an independent country can do so on its own. And what passport do Puerto Ricans carry when they want to visit countries? A U.S. PASSPORT! Why are you using a foreign passport? Shouldn’t you be using a Puerto Rico Pasaporte? Cause there is none!! PUERTO RICO IS NOT A COUNTRY.

    So if you think you are a country, go and tell your NON-VOTING delegate to the U.S. congress, Mr Luis Fortuno and your GOBIERNO Anibal Acevedo Vila that you want independence. We people in America are tired of propagating the economy of a poor “country” when they certainly don’t want to be a part of the U.S. Cut off U.S. citizenship, Federal Aid, and U.S. defense to Puerto Rico since these ultranationalist Puerto Ricans love their Olympic Team, Miss Universe, and other competitions. In the end is it worth it to be on your own Boricua? Then stop coming to N.Y. stop coming to the USA!

    Thank America for allowing you to be full fledged American citizens. I’m sure you will all flock to our shores once Boricua vote in favor of independence. Face it. Puerto Rico is a part of the USA. It is not a country.

  24. kp says

    Wow. you all need to get of her nuts.

    PR is a COUNTRY owned by the US. But it is still a country. Lets face that.

    It’s not that we come to the US. If you were educated at least a little but you would know that the US government was the main impitus behind the mass migration into NY and the US you idiot.

  25. MAX says

    All women are beautiful..To say they’re not, then you’re all homos!!! Speaking about homos..The UK has the most in the world! Now that’s a fact!!…LOL

  26. Puerto Rico is not acountry says

    Hello uneducated kp,

    PR is NOT a country. Then don’t use American dollars, don’t use American passports, and relinquish your COVETED U.S. citizenship. Country? Can you tell me ignorante, which countries Puerto Rico has signed treaties with in terms of mutual amity, trade, immigration, and defense? Can you tell me which countries Puerto Rico has established EMBASSIES? None! So who’s the idiot now? kp of course.

    Estado Libre Asociado De Puerto Rico = COMMONWEALTH, NOT país. Comprende mi amiga? U.S. commonwealth status is not the same as British commonwealth status. British commonwealth countries like Canada, Australia, have EMBASSIES, have their own TRADE RELATIONS, have their own IMMIGRATION POLICIES, things that Puerto Rico does not have!

    kp Says:
    PR is a COUNTRY owned by the US.

    Your statement is partially correct. Country. ERRP. Nope. Owned? Yes. Your poor little COMMONWEALTH is OWNED by the U.S. And you will be owned until you fully declare independencia from the U.S. which you Boricua are so scared to do. Right? How many binding plebiscites will you have till you finally can agree to relinquish your very important U.S. citizenship. You only have to blame yourselves for coming to the U.S. mainland.

    The U.S. government is NOT the main impetus for immigration to the U.S. Boricua seek to get out of that hell hole called Puerto Rico to seek better pay, better life, and to vote for El Presidente, things you cannot do in Puerto Rico. You can just hop on a United Airlines flight from Luis Munoz Marin Airport to JFK anytime you want because Puerto Rico is a TERRITORY of the United States.

    Again, if Puerto Rico is a country, then relinquish your US citizenship. I’m sure you won’t. All that Federal Aid, all that money, the gravy train keeping Boricua out of third world status like Cuba and the rest of Latin America would stop.

    Face it. Puerto Rico is NOT a country. Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt.

  27. says

    If any of you who are putting Puerto Rico down, let me explain a few things: First of all, Puerto Rico became a commonwealth of the U.S. in 1898. Second of all, the reason we are not a state is because we don’t want to be; we would rather remain the way we are. Also, if you hve never been to Puerto Rico, you cannot appreciate the beautiful beaches, mountains, its rich history, etc. Puerto Rico goes back to the time of Ponce De Leon and some of its buildings date back to the 15th century. As if that wasn’t enough, there are lots of beautiful women. If you don’t believe me, look at Zuleyka Rivera, Marisol Malaret, Jennifer Lopez to name a few. Amond the men, who is to forget Ricky Martin? We have the most beautiful and talented people in the world and if you are all jealous, well that’s too bad. Puerto Rico has won in the Miss Universe pageant 5 times because we ARE beautiful. We’re shapely (not a bag of bones) and we have lots of curves in the right places! We KNOW how to speak English because it is our SECOND language and is taught in school. We are very proud of our country and our heritage.

  28. Baby PR says

    THE HOTTEST GIRLS DO COME FROM PR!!!! UR JUST JELOUS!!! JAJA WERE THE BEST!! WERE SO SMALL IN SIZE BUT SOOOOO WELL KNOWN. JUST LEAVE THE ENVY BEHIND AND ACCEPT IT! IK BET YOU ALL EVEN

  29. Flamboyan says

    Well, there is a reason for the Puerto Ricans winning the contest. Is not beauty, intelligence or even political. It’s just for the money. Only puerto ricans watch this fake show.. get a closer look and you’ll see that commercials are targeted to puerto ricans. There are like 4 million puerto ricans in the US and Mainland but that doesn’t count the second, third generation puerto ricans. They get a little self esteem boost and sponsors get their way. I’ve lived in several states and no one except a few curios foreigners and of course proud puerto ricans were watching this thing.

    Happens like that everywere. Whoever wins the most at any level, be that a state vs another state, a college vs. another college…country vs. country always the sponsors want to make the consumers happy. They might throw a few losses etc.. to play the game but eventually the consumer pride drives the winning.

  30. Cboricua says

    I want to let all these people know that mexicans hate us for winning more miss universe but they LOVE to marry us for their residence isn’t that bull crap & to poderoso if you claim that MEXICO is the best, why in the HELL are your people crossing the borders to USA!!!! & AND TAKING AMERICANS JOBS PLEASE stop hating on Miss Universe 2006″ that happens to be PUERTO RICAN!!!!!!!! And Beautiful!!!! by the way us PUERTO RICAN woman have SEXY BODIES. LOVE YOU ALL

  31. A Puerto Rican American says

    To all of those that are insulting such a beautiful ISLAND. You guys seriously need to shut your fucking mouths and get a life. Stop hating on place that you haven’t been to. How would you like if someone was talking shit about your country. And before you start talking you need to get your facts right and stop yourself before you make a fool out of yourself. I kind off feel sorry for your asses because one of these days your going to open your mouth to the wrong person and the way society is now a days, you can get killed. So take note of this comment “think before you speak”, it might even save you one day.

    And for those who are ignorant enough to say that PR is a country. As much as i hate agreeing with the ass holes out there, but Pr is a common wealth of the US which makes it a territory NOT a country. You guys need to your facts right.

  32. Adam Gade says

    I can’t believe the flak this got. Responses like these belong in Britney Spears posts, not national meat judging posts. It’s just a damn beauty contest and you chimps turned it into WWIII.

  33. jam says

    everybody knows that miss universe pegeant is a fraud….and I dont know why puertoricans feel so superior to the rest of south americans only because they have an american citizenship… I know several americans and they are always saying shit about puertoricans…and by the way, the most besutiful girls on the world are not from PR nor Venezuela, nor the USA….but from Easthern Europe!!!

  34. The President of the Republic of Puerto Rico says

    wow… get a life… it is funny how most of the messages were written some time between 12 and 7 am… including mine!… you guys need to get some rest, this is just another competition designed to bring money to some rich ass hole (just like the super bowl, but not as big), obviously PR, venezuela, USA and other countries (or commonwealth who cares?) spend more money and interest trying to win these competitions and so they win. Honestly, it is true that there are beautiful women all around the globe, some more than others but who cares, is not like you are going to spend the night with all of them!!, and the contestants.. well, do you think the hottest girl in high school thought that she will be miss universe one day… no! she was busy trying to be hot and partying every weekend.. what about the smartest girl? nop, she was too busy getting a real degree in college and applying for a real job… so somewhere in between there is the girl who lived right in front of you, who happened to be somewhat crazy and got the idea she could compete and won miss puerto rico petite (true story) guess what, I never thought about dating her until she won the competition!! So before you start WW3 like someone said, think about it… why are you spending so much time over this bullshit! (I’m just fucking bored to be honest and had nothing better to do in this depressing night!), and by the way, talking about WW3 and recalling some major A-hole who made the statement that the US protects PR… yes, by paper you are correct, but if you think about it, who the well goes to war with some layback, beautiful paradise like Puerto Rico, no one!! (well, maybe one or another pirate looking for rum!), but yeah, every time the US wants to bomb another country, a lot of puerto ricans have to go and fight for the US (including the stupid ones like the vietnam war and irak!!)… and let me see, the rest are, poor people seeking economical help (like blacks and hispanics living in the US, and sorry if I offend anyone), a lot of white trash people who just want to have a gun in their hand (I also feel sorry for them and their wife/siste), and probably only about half of the people can be considered the “true” american who loves and wants to defend his country… and yes, puerto rico is a commonwealth, and I like it! people talk about globalization and unions… well, this is as close as we can get to the US w/o loosing our identity as Puerto Ricans… and guess what, when I don’t like something I throw it away, if the US government (not necessarily the american ppl) dislike PR, then what the hell.. cut the damn string and we will just kick out all the american companies in the island sucking the juice and start a global economy (i know, it is easy to say!), but the situation is a lot different than that, and it is easy to read a book on US history or economics (recalling PODEROSO), but you have to learn how to read between the lines and try to understand what went thru ppl’s mind (yeah, fucking impossible!).. and I am not a Presidente, that’s just a joke, but I have a PhD and work for the aerospace and defense industry (yeah.. how ironic.. another puerto rican working to defend the US) … you guys have a good day and next time you think about writing something here, please, walk away and have sex with someone, that will help you appreciate the good things in life and not this piece of crap long ass essay I am fucking writing. and I don’t apologize for the grammar errors.. but some of you should, and if you think that a contestant should learn english before miss universe.. think again, because maybe you need to learn another language and keep up with the rest of the world

  35. george zukoff says

    puerto rico is just a piece of island in the caribean not a country never was never will because their people are so retarded.

  36. Britney Spears says

    hey george fuckoff, is that the best you can do? you are a retard… maybe you should be our next president

  37. agree w/ george zukoff says

    Puerto Rico is the USA’s bitch,everyone knows that… wow the girl form pr was crowned…over half the ppl on the island are still ugly… luv Miss Italia!

  38. gir says

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  39. Calico says

    At least she wasn’t hairy like the Italians, isn’t that right “agree w/ george zukoff”?

  40. says

    Let me get some facts starights. yes the residents of puerto rico haven’t deicded their status in regards to the USA. Some want statehood, some want independence and somewant to remain a commonwealth/. Do you know why? It’s because of teh terrible relationship both places have had throughout they years. Puerto was INVADED by the americans and later after hey promised them statehood, decided not to give it to them because washington was full of racist f**** at the time. That’s why there’s bad blood between them . So the person who said the puerto rico is US’s bitch and the rest of the idiots that hate them needs to get their facts straight. The reason why so many Puertoricans feel as if it is a dif country is because we’ve been isolated by the US and hurt for many years. Yeah they give us money but they can’t take back all the they treated us as animals and even tested birthcontrol pills on our women because they think of us as less than human ( that’s only one of a couple of things). Part of the reason why we have our own MIss Universe, our own olympic team and the rest is because of an agreement with the USA when our isalnd became a commonwealth…so ask that idiot Bush intead of venting about with us . Also we were pretty much ignored economically until FDR deicded to help they island. The US doesn’t want us to be a state anyway( and guess what? I was pro statehood for many years) I love the US (which gave me alot of wonderful things and whose people I respected pretty much until now) and Puerto Rico (by the way we are unfortunately aren’t a true country but I’m starting to think we should be) and I don’t like to hear people talk shit about my Island when many of us don’t say shit about yours. There’s a bunch of people here that are either needing some history classes and are ignorant americans or the rest are just a bunch of dumb latin people form thirld world socialist countries or still stupid and just plain jealous. Yeah I don’t see you all complaining when You’re listening to reaggaeton or copying a bunch of stuff from us and yet have the need to talk about us. But then you wanna criticize our us when you wish you were in our place instead of being illegal aliens. Wake up and educate yourselves people.

  41. Viva Puerto Rico, Co%* says

    This is for Poderoso and Puerto Rico is not acountry, You both are just full of envy and jealousy because we have won many times against many other countries. I have a question Does your ancestors are American Indians? because If they are not why are you talking so much?

  42. JCAHO says

    Who the hell cares about all this nonsense, sounds like to me, people try to make the U.S. sound like it’s so righteous and so fucking terrific to the Puerto Rican people, but let’s face it, there are tons and tons of puerto ricans who would’ve prefered never to come over to the U.S., but the choices in that matter are something else completely. Tell me this if you are Puerto Rican, and have been back, do you see any more fruit trees in your back yard loaded with sweet fruit to grab right off of the tree? Probably not, the world’s changing let’s all get over the fucking past, no?

  43. Latina says

    Yo.  You all should stop hating on Puerto Ricans.  You’re just jealous that Puerto Rico won the Miss Universe title 5 times and almost always they are within the TOP 20 or even the Top 10 or Top 5.  So, stop hating.  Besides, everyone knows that Puerto Ricans as well as Dominicans and Cubans are hot!!!

  44. boricua-mami says

    okay so let get something straight here i am a proud puertorican and for yall people to b talking about us like that who are yall that goes to all then latin american hatin on us caribean people((puertorico,dominican rep,and cuba))i mean we got that spice were known as the most sensual women in the planet and i rep puertorico to the fullest and yes we are some hot bitches maybe yall need to call yall countries up and tell em to stop sending ugly people to the pagents ((((((((HATERZZZZ)))puertorican do best

  45. gir says

    I’m going to reprint one of my very favorite jokes here:

    A baby duck and a baby skunk are talking and the baby duck starts crying and says: “I’m so scared, I mean my mom’s dead, my dad’s dead, I don’t know what I am or what to do.” And the baby skunk says, “Hey, cheer up, look at you…you have feathers and a bill and you swim and go quack…You’re a duck!”

    The baby duck stops crying and brightens up immediately “Yeah, I’m a duck! This is great!” Then the baby skunk starts crying and says “Now I’m so scared, I mean my mom’s dead, my dad’s dead, I don’t know what I am or what to do.”

    The baby duck says, “Hey, cheer up, look at you…You’re black, you’re white, you smell like shit…You’re Puerto Rican!”

  46. A.Vega says

    i’m not going to play up the ignorant puerto rican claiming that P.R. is country, to be perfectly honest with everyone I can admit that puerto rico is not a country. Puerto rico is a commonwealth of the United States of America bought in 1898 from Spain. Now to all the haters out there, here’s a little history lesson from a PROUD PUERTO RICAN who has done her research. We maybe a territory but the United States didn’t claim independence from England until 1776. And even then it was made up of 13 states, while it was surrounded not only by the native americans who have founded and lived in the land thousands of years before they did, but they were also neighbors to the French and the Spaniards. I’ll give the U.S. this much, they did a hell of a job building up the country in every way in small amount of time compared to many, older countries who have been established for well over three thousand years. Unfortunetaly, the U.S. is currently obtaining the title of being the country with the highest debt in the world. Now if you haven’t realized Puerto Rico is a supplier of many imports and exports, most of it being food. If not for Puerto rico the U.S. would starve and loose a vital source booze. Puerto Rico is made up of an array of people from different countries. I am Lebonese, Japanese, French, Italian, and Taino(the native people of the island of boricua), but most of all I AM A PROUD PUERTO RICAN.

    If at any time the citizens of Puerto Rico ever feel the need to become an independent country of their own, I am in full support of that. But realistically, that means that we would have to come up with enough money to buy our island from the U.S. and Puerto Rico is way to valuable to the U.S. governement to sell it cheaply. We hold the largest and most powerful satellite in the world and the U.S. is not going to give that up so easily.

    And I can proudly say that not only do have one beautiful Island that is a major tourist attraction and money maker for the U.S., but Puerto Rico is the birthplace of countless people who are beautiful, inside and out, as well as having high intelligence levels that can never be met those haters who like to talk shit and make mindless, uneducated chatter.

  47. mainlander says

    Puerto Rico is neither.
    Its really more of a doormat than a port, and only rich if compared to Cuba. Virtually every country that happened upon its shores defeated and dominated the indigeneous people there. The only thing the poor saps have won in their waterlogged history is Miss Universe. As soon as Zuleyka Mendoza is able she’ll abandon that god forsaken archipelago and go to a real country.