New Miss Universe Faints

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Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza's reign as the new Miss Universe got off to a rocky start when the 18-year-old from Puerto Rico fainted at the post-pageant news conference.

Rivera passed out while posing for pictures and taking questions after last night's show in Los Angeles.

Someone caught her as she fell. Pageant officials say she was given liquids and is OK.

Rivera was wearing a dress made entirely of metal chains and had been standing under hot stage lights in a stifling auditorium when she began to topple over.

The new Miss Universe says her greatest goal in life is to become an actress.

Miss Japan came in second place

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