New York, (ANTARA News)
Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza (22) of Venezuela is scheduled to visit Indonesia, among other things, to meet President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, according to information of the Miss Universe Organization here on Monday.
“She is scheduled to meet the President and several ministers, too,” Talent Development Director of Miss Universe Organization Roston Ogata told ANTARA.
Mendoza and Ogata planned to leave for Jakarta on Tuesday evening (Aug. 21) for a 10-day visit which will take them among other things to Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bali and Bengkulu (Sumatra).
The Miss Universe will attend the Grand Final of Miss Indonesia Contest to be organized by Miss Indonesia Foundation (YPI) in Jakarta on August 15, 2008.
Indonesia will be the first country that she will visit since she was elected as Miss Universe 2008 in Nha Trang, Vietnam, recently.
Mendoza visited the Indonesian Consulate General office in New York on Monday before her departure to Indonesia. She was received by among others Indonesian Consul General Trie Edi Mulyani, Mrs. Sranya Marty Natalegawa, wife of the Indonesian ambassador to the United Nations, and Mrs. Non Kleib, wife of the Indonesian permanent representative in the UN.
According to Ogata, Mendoza will also plan to visit Indonesia again in October 2008 for a production of advertisement on Indonesian product.
Mendoza said Indonesia and Venezuela, as developing countries, have some similarities, including the characters of their peoples, who have smiley faces thanks to their countries` beautiful nature.
The Miss Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe 2008 on July 14, 2008. Mendoza, is a 5-foot, 10-inch, green-eyed beauty who enjoys learning languages and photography. She speaks Spanish, Italian and English fluently.(*)
Source: ANTARA News