Alexandra Catalina Filip quits | Oana Paveluc, new Miss Universe Romania 2010

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Alexandra Catalina Filip (photo above), crowned on the 9th of July as the Miss Universe Romania 2010 and Romania's representative at Miss Universe 2010, has been disqualified.

After analyzing in details the agenda for the upcoming year and the responsibilities placed on the shoulders of Miss Universe Romania 2010, Alexandra Catalina Filip has decided to end her path to the grand competition held in Las Vegas on the 23rd of August. The contract required to be signed with the Miss Universe Romania Organization stipulated a number of activities that require lots of traveling within Romania and abroad, participating at numerous public events and of course the preparation for the final held in the United States.

Alexandra Catalina Filip is a professional dancer and a national champion (2008 - 2010) in several types of sportive dancing. The next international dancing competition where Alexandra Catalina Filip and her dancing partner, Ramon Zedan, plan to participate is to be held in South Korea on the 28th of August.

"The period of preparation for these kinds of competitions cannot be interrupted and the training schedule cannot be shortened, because there might be the risk of not being able to perform at the highest standard in future competitions," Alexandra Catalina Filip declared.

Therefore, Alexandra would not be able to fulfill the responsibilities stipulated in the contract and in the Miss Universe competition guidelines. The runner-up, Oana Paveluc, will be crowned as the new Miss Universe Romania 2010 and will represent Romania at the international competition held in Las Vegas on the 23rd of August at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

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Oana Paveluc is from the city of Brasov (120 km from the capitol city of Bucharest), she is 18 years old, has a height of 1.81 meters and ideal measures. She is a student in her last year of high school at "Remus Radulet" Technical High School, has completed numerous acting courses and dreams of becoming a successful businesswoman.

Oana Paveluc is a voluntary member of AS Association and she is involved in the project called "Another way of being" which supports the children suffering from autism. She has been involved with this charity since her younger brother was born with autism.

As part of the Miss Universe Romania responsibilities, Oana Paveluc has become the Ambassador of Goodwill for Blue Heron Foundation, a charity estabilshed in Los Angeles in 2002 which has raised over $600,000 from both American and Romanian donors to provide college scholarships to orphaned and abandoned children in Romania.

Miss Universe Romania 2010 hopes that her smile will determine the members of the jury at the international pageant to award the Miss Universe crown to Romania. Oana sees herself as a slightly shy lioness, but with insurmountable ambitions.

"I couldn't believe that the final results have changed. I was extremely happy even with the First runner-up title and the Media Award, because Miss Universe Romania is the most important beauty competition in the whole country. Now, as the situation has changed completely, it is as if I am living a dream. I hope I can get my thoughts together as soon as possible and start preparing for the big show in Las Vegas. I am extremely happy! The first thing that I did after hugging Alexandra Catalina Filip was to offer her the prizes given by the Miss Universe Romania Organization," said an emotional Oana Paveluc.

This year, the 59th edition of Miss Universe, the prestigious beauty competition will be held in Las Vegas. On the 23rd of August, at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, one of the 80+ contestants for the supreme title will be crowned by Stefania Fernandez, Miss Universe 2009. The competition will be broadcasted live by NBC and Telemundo.

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