· Miss Argentina Universe: Venezuela National Director Osmel Sousa has been named to oversee the Miss Argentina Universe Pageant and will revamp the program to crown a contestant who will go on to compete at the 2006 Miss Universe Pageant. Mr. Sousa’s expertise in pageantry ensures the contest will be one of the best in the country’s history and that the next Miss Argentina Universe, who will be crowned at the conclusion of an extravagant Pageant, will be a strong representative of her country.
· Miss Indonesia Universe: For the first time since 1996 Indonesia will participate in the Miss Universe Pageant. Artika Sari Devi, 25 from Bangka, Indonesia will represent her country at the 54th Annual Miss Universe Pageant.
· Miss Sri Lanka Universe: It is also Miss Sri Lanka Universe’s first visit to the Miss Universe Pageant since 1996. Rozanne Diasz, 26 of Colombo, Sri Lanka will represent her country at the 54th Annual Miss Universe Pageant.
· Miss Ecuador Universe: Ximena Zamora Moreano, 20 of Guayaquil, Ecuador was crowned Miss Ecuador Universe during her National Pageant which aired on Gamavision on March 10th, 2005.
· Miss Latvia Universe: For the first time in history Latvia will be represented at the Miss Universe Pageant. Jeva Kokorevica, 19 of Riga, Latvia will be her country’s first contestant. The Miss Universe Organization is proud to have Latvia represented.
· Miss Estonia Universe: Triinu Laurits, Miss Estonia Universe, will not compete in the Miss Universe 2005 Pageant.
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