QUITO, Ecuador – A 20-year-old, blue-eyed Australian was named Miss Universe (news – web sites) 2004 in a two-hour pageant in this Andean capital watched by hundreds of millions of television viewers around the world.
Jennifer Hawkins smiled as the outgoing titleholder, Amelia Vega of the Dominican Republic, slipped the crown on her head Tuesday night at a convention center on the northern outskirts of Quito.
The Miss Universe title needs to carry some more weight to it then just a tiny crown and a year’s worth of bragging rights. It seems to me that any position which sounds like the ruler of the Universe should carry with it certain responsibilities and perks. Such as if Miss Hawkins ever requests to have crazy animal sex with me on the streets of Sydney, she should have the power to get her wish granted. That’s just my humble opinion though.
*edit: Here are some more pictures of the very lovely Miss Universe