It's not easy being beautiful, unless you're from Venezuela. The Associated Press reports that Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza passed the crown to her fellow country-woman Stefania Fernandez on Sunday night as Miss Venezuela won the title for the second consecutive year. During the competition's question-and-answer segment, Fernandez said that she felt that women "have reached the level that men are at," and said that beauty pageants promote equality by providing exposure. No word on whether Hugo Chavez will receive the beauty—he didn't receive Mendoza after she won the title, but as Fernandez said, "We'll see, because we are making history."
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