Miss Japan, Kurara Chibana, was named first runner-up at Miss Universe 2006 on Sunday, while Zuleyka Rivera, Miss Puerto Rico, was chosen as Miss Universe, contest organizers said.
Chibana, 24, from Okinawa, is the fourth Japanese to win a Miss Universe prize, an official of the Miss Universe Japan secretariat said. In 1959, Akiko Kojima was crowned Miss Universe.
In addition, Chibana won the national costume award for displaying her “country’s pride and spirit best” with a costume depicting the armor of a samurai warrior.
Some ppl just can't believe miss Japan won the 1runner-up, and keep bullshit at some blogs just becos their country pageant cant get it...
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