Alice Panikian of
“It's surreal. I think I'm dreaming,” Panikian said, checking her pulse. “No, no, I'm not.”
The judges rated the young women on poise, confidence, intelligence, physical fitness, and beauty as they modelled in swimsuits and evening gowns and made impromptu speeches.
Glebova said Panikian, who also took the Miss Photogenic prize, will give
“She's gorgeous. Absolutely stunning,” the past queen said.
Three Quebecers were among the 10 finalists, but none made the Top 5.
This disappointed runner-up Claudia Cote, who had received the loudest applause from the audience.
The title of Miss Universe
“(AIDS) is very preventible. With education we can save a lot of lives,” she said.
CanWest New Service
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
BACKGROIUND INFORMATION FROM www.beautiesofcanada.com WEBSITE
What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
One freezing cold night last winter my friend and I were in a playful mood and we decided to go frolic in the snow during a blizzard. We went tobogganing and made snow angels at 1 am.
What charity/charities have you supported with your time and/or resources over past two years?
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Epilepsy
What would be your “dream job” in life?
My dream job would be a broadcast journalist or a TV show host.
Name one personal accomplishment (in addition to being a Miss Universe
I recently had the opportunity to represent
What is the most important thing you want people to know about you?
I am a compassionate, loyal and honest person and I like learning and evolving. I accept people from all walks of life.
What is your favourite movie, song, sport, and food?
My favourite movie is The Count of Monte Cristo
My favourite song is Time to Say Goodbye by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
My favourite sport is volleyball
My favourite food is fettuccine alfredo
What would you like to accomplish if you win the Miss Universe
I would like to bring awareness and contribute help to causes that are important to me and that are present in our country today, such as poverty and HIV/AIDS. It is important for people to be educated on the topics and to know exactly what they can do to help and prevent the problems. I also think it is important to talk to school children about issues such as self- esteem and bullying because these are problems facing the youth of
A motto that has served you as inspiration.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.