Zuleyka Rivera Is Miss Universe 2006

February 1, 2009

Meet Zuleyka Rivera, Miss Universe 2006 and now a telenovela actress. See her biography, photos and video here.

Zuleyka Rivera

Zuleyka Rivera

It isn’t clear why Zuleyka is in the news right now, but with her stunning beauty and acting aspirations, it’s no surprise that she would be. No doubt this gorgeous woman will be in the news for years to come.

As a biography, Zuleyka Rivera was born October 3, 1987 in Cayey, Puerto Rico, so her age is 21. She grew up with her parents and two brothers in Salinas, Puerto Rico. Her measurements are 5’9″. She is a student at the University of Puerto Rico studying journalism.

In 2005, Zuleyka was crowned Miss Puerto Rico. She then went on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant, and on July 23, 2006, when she was only 18 years old, she was crowned Miss Universe. After the competition but during the post-pageant broadcast, she fainted under the weight of a dress made entirely of metal chains. Though some accused her of being undernourished, Rivera insists that it was a combination of the heavy dress, the heat of the lights, and the emotional rush of winning. Upon taking the crown, she moved to New York City and lived with other pageant queens, Miss USA Tara Conner and Miss Teen USA Katie Blair. On May 28, 2007, she passed the Miss Universe crown to Japan’s Riyo Mori.

Zuleyka is now an aspiring actress. She has landed one acting job so far, a guest spot on the telenovela television show “Dame Chocolate”.

See more photos of Zuleyka Rivera and a video below.

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Zuleyka Rivera Photos

Photos: wenn.com

Zuleyka Rivera Video – Miss Universe Pageant

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