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05/23/2002     Miss Universe 2002 - Oxana Fedorova

Oxana Fedorova from Russia - RUSSIA OUT, PANAMA IN AS JUSTINE PASEK IS CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE 2002

First Time in 52-year History Reigning Titleholder Ousted

New York, NY September 23, 2002 The Miss Universe Organization announced today that Oxana Fedorova of Russia has been terminated as MISS UNIVERSE 2002, and the first runner-up, Justine Pasek of Panama, will ascend to the title and serve the remaining nine months of the reign.

Fedorova was dismissed today for breach of contract because she has failed to fulfill the duties required of the title. The MISS UNIVERSE crown comes with a large array of responsibilities including, but not limited to, extensive international travel as a goodwill ambassador in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the official cause of MISS UNIVERSE.

"We are disappointed that it did not work out with Oxana, but we wish her all the best in her future endeavors," explains Paula Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization. "We are extremely excited that Justine Pasek will be wearing the crown and are confident that she will be a great Miss Universe, and a wonderful representative of our company, and its sponsors and charities," adds Shugart.

Justine Pasek, a crowd favorite during the 2002 MISS UNIVERSE competition, is a 22-year-old native of Panama. She works in television production and plans to complete a degree in Environmental Engineering, someday working for the Smithsonian Research Center, educating the public about conservation. "I am looking forward to taking on the responsibilities of MISS UNIVERSE and moving to New York City. I will work to make this transition as easy as possible for the Miss Universe Organization and its supporters, sponsors and charitable partners, so that I can quickly and seamlessly get to the work that must get done," said Pasek.

As Pasek steps into the role of MISS UNIVERSE 2002 she will travel extensively working with internationally recognized AIDS/HIV organizations, including the Global Health Council, the Harvard AIDS Institute, AmFAR, and the Center for Disease Control's "Act Now" campaign. As a "celebrity" spokesperson, she will be responsible for working with the media globally to generate a better understanding and acceptance of AIDS and HIV and its prevention; while helping increase awareness, funding and resources for these key organizations.

The Miss Universe Organization, producer of the MISS UNIVERSE, MISS USA and MISS TEEN USA Pageants, is a Donald J. Trump and National Broadcasting Company, Inc. (NBC) partnership.

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Wearing the new Mikimoto crown, 24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, poses with Donald J. Trump, co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, at a press conference at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico following the Miss Universe 2002 competition on May 29, 2002. The first Miss Russia to win the title of Miss Universe, Fedorova, a post-graduate student and lecturer, will spend her year traveling and promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. HO/MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

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Wearing the new Mikimoto crown, 24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, poses with the judges of the 2002 Miss Universe competition shortly after they named her Miss Universe 2002 at the end of the LIVE CBS Television Network broadcast of the 51st annual Miss Universe competition from the Roberto Clemente Coliseum San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 29, 2002. The first Miss Russia to win the title of Miss Universe, Fedorova, a post-graduate student and lecturer, will spend her year traveling and promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. HO/MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

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Wearing the new Mikimoto crown, 24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, poses with Donald J. Trump, co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, shortly after Trump presented her with her Hoya Crystal Trophy at a press conference at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico following the Miss Universe 2002 competition on May 29, 2002. The first Miss Russia to win the title of Miss Universe, Fedorova, a post-graduate student and lecturer, will spend her year traveling and promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. HO/MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

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Wearing the new Mikimoto crown, 24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, laughs with Donald J. Trump, co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, and co-host Daisy Fuentes at a press conference at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico following the Miss Universe 2002 competition on May 29, 2002. The first Miss Russia to win the title of Miss Universe, Fedorova, a post-graduate student and lecturer, will spend her year traveling and promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. HO/MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

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Wearing the new Mikimoto crown, 24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, poses with Donald J. Trump, co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, and Merlisa Rhonda George, Miss US Virgin Islands 2002 and Miss Congeniality 2002; Vanessa Mendoza, Miss Colombia 2002 and winner of the National Costume Show; Isis Marie Casalduc, Miss Puerto Rico 2002 and winner of the Photogenic Award; and co-host Daisy Fuentes shortly after Trump presented the delegates with their Hoya Crystal Trophies at a press conference at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico following the Miss Universe 2002 competition on May 29, 2002. The first Miss Russia to win the title of Miss Universe, Fedorova, a post-graduate student and lecturer, will spend her year traveling and promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. HO/MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

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Wearing the new Mikimoto crown, 24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, poses with Donald J. Trump, co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, shortly after Trump presented her with her Hoya Crystal Trophy at a press conference at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico following the Miss Universe 2002 competition on May 29, 2002. The first Miss Russia to win the title of Miss Universe, Fedorova, a post-graduate student and lecturer, will spend her year traveling and promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. HO/MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

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Wearing the new Mikimoto crown, 24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, poses with Donald J. Trump, co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, shortly after Trump presented her with her Hoya Crystal Trophy at a press conference at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico following the Miss Universe 2002 competition on May 29, 2002. The first Miss Russia to win the title of Miss Universe, Fedorova, a post-graduate student and lecturer, will spend her year traveling and promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. HO/MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

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Wearing the new Mikimoto crown, 24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, poses with Donald J. Trump, co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, shortly after Trump presented her with her Hoya Crystal Trophy at a press conference at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico following the Miss Universe 2002 competition on May 29, 2002. The first Miss Russia to win the title of Miss Universe, Fedorova, a post-graduate student and lecturer, will spend her year traveling and promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. HO/MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

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Wearing the new Mikimoto crown, 24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, shows off her new Hoya Crystal Trophy and Maurice Lacroix watch at a press conference at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico following the Miss Universe 2002 competition on May 29, 2002. The first Miss Russia to win the title of Miss Universe, Fedorova, a post-graduate student and lecturer, will spend her year traveling and promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. HO/MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

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Wearing the new Mikimoto crown, 24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, shows off her new Hoya Crystal Trophy and Maurice Lacroix watch at a press conference at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico following the Miss Universe 2002 competition on May 29, 2002. The first Miss Russia to win the title of Miss Universe, Fedorova, a post-graduate student and lecturer, will spend her year traveling and promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. HO/MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

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