Meet the Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2008!

Marriane Cruz, a 22 year old from Hnas. Mirabal and stands 1.83m tall was crowned the new Miss Dominican Republic Universe in an improvised event to select a representative of the country for the Miss Universe 2008 beauty contest in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Eight women participated in the pageant.

Cruz was the first runner-up at the Miss RD Universe pageant in 2007. She also won the "Miss Continente Americano" crown in June, a pageant held in Ecuador with titleholders from all latin countries.

The runner-ups were Miss Distrito Nacional, Yadira Geara (who was 1st runner-up in Miss International 2005), and Miss Romana, Mariel Sabogal. They will represent the Dominican Republic at the Miss Continente Americano and Reina Hispanoamericana pageants in 2008, respectively.


"To God be the Glory".