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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, is presented with the Mikimoto tiara by Toyohiko Mikimoto 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, is serenaded by R&B singer Tyrese, one of the 2002 Miss Universe competition judges, 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 Bob Siragusa of Maurice Lacroix 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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Denise M. Quinones August, Miss Universe 2001, poses with 24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, the new Miss Universe 2002, at a press conference following the LIVE CBS Television Network broadcast of the 51st annual Miss Universe competition in 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 Denise M. Quinones August, Miss Universe 2001; Toyohiko Mikimoto of Mikimoto; and 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 Paula M. Shugart, president 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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24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2002, poses at the Inter-Continental Resort and Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 30, 2002. The first Miss Russia to win the title of Miss Universe, Fedorova 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, the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2002, poses at the Inter-Continental Resort and Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 30, 2002. The first Miss Russia to win the title of Miss Universe, Fedorova 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, the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2002, poses at the Inter-Continental Resort and Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 30, 2002. The first Miss Russia to win the title of Miss Universe, Fedorova will spend her year traveling and promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. HO/MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

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Wearing the new Mikimoto crown and her Maurice Lacroix watch, 24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2002, poses at the Inter-Continental Resort and Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 30, 2002. The first Miss Russia to win the title of Miss Universe, Fedorova will spend her year traveling and promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. HO/MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

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