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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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At the Inter-Continental Resort and Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 11, 2002, Oxana Fedorova, Miss Russia 2002; models the Bluepoint Apparel swimwear she will wear during the Miss Universe competition. She will compete for the title of Miss Universe 2002 during the LIVE CBS Television Network broadcast of the 51st Annual Miss Universe competition on May 29, 2002 at 9 PM (ET/delayed PT) at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ho/Miss Universe

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Oxana Fedorova, Miss Russia 2002, poses in her national costume on May 12, 2002 at the Inter-Continental Resort and Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She will compete for the title of Miss Universe 2002 during the LIVE CBS Television Network broadcast of the 51st annual Miss Universe competition on May 29, 2002 at 9 PM (ET/delayed PT) from the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ho/Miss Universe Organization

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Oxana Fedorova, Miss Russia 2002; models a look by a local fashion designer at a fashion extravaganza featuring the Miss Universe 2002 delegates at the Theatre Tapia in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 17, 2002. She will compete for the title of Miss Universe 2002 during the LIVE CBS Television Network broadcast of the 51st annual Miss Universe competition on May 29, 2002 at 9 PM (ET/delayed PT) from the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ho/Miss Universe Organization

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Oxana Fedorova, Miss Russia 2002, poses in her Bluepoint apparel during the preliminary swimsuit competition of the Miss Universe 2002 Presentation Show on May 24, 2002 at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Presentation Show and preliminary interview are used to determine the Top 10 delegates who will go on to compete for the title of Miss Universe 2002. They will be announced LIVE during the CBS Television Network broadcast of the 51st annual Miss Universe competition on May 29, 2002 from the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico at 9 PM (ET/delayed PT). ho/Miss Universe Organization

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Oxana Fedorova, Miss Russia 2002, poses in her Bluepoint apparel during the preliminary swimsuit competition of the Miss Universe 2002 Presentation Show on May 24, 2002 at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Presentation Show and preliminary interview are used to determine the Top 10 delegates who will go on to compete for the title of Miss Universe 2002. They will be announced LIVE during the CBS Television Network broadcast of the 51st annual Miss Universe competition on May 29, 2002 from the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico at 9 PM (ET/delayed PT). ho/Miss Universe Organization

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Oxana Fedorova, Miss Russia 2002; rehearses for the 2002 Miss Universe Competition, Sunday May 26. The 51st Annual Miss Universe Competition will be aired live on the CBS Television Network on May 29 at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan Puerto Rico. ho/Miss Universe Organization

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Oxana Fedorova, Miss Russia 2002; rehearses for the 2002 Miss Universe Competition, Sunday May 26. The 51st Annual Miss Universe Competition will be aired live on the CBS Television Network on May 29 at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan Puerto Rico. ho/Miss Universe Organization

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Denise M. Quinones August, Miss Universe 2001, crowns 24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, as the new Miss Universe 2002 at the end of 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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Using the new Mikimoto crown, Denise M. Quinones August, Miss Universe 2001, crowns 24-year-old Oxana Fedorova, of Russia, as the new Miss Universe 2002 at the end of 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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Oxana Fedorova, Miss Russia 2002, reacts after being named one of the Top 10 Semi-finalists of the 2002 Miss Universe competition at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 29, 2002. Miss Universe 2002 will be named at the conclusion of tonight's LIVE CBS Television Network broadcast of the 51st annual Miss Universe competition from the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. HO/MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

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