Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza Writes: Gitmo Was 'A loooot of fun!'

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The 2008 Miss Universe, aka Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela, has something to say about Guantánamo Bay. She wants her fans to know that Gitmo is "such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful." Huh?

Ms. Mendoza visited Cuba as part of her Miss Universe duties as part of the U.S.O./Armed Forces Entertainment Tour. And she had a blast! Before her post was taken down by handlers, 2008's Miss Universe wrote the following memorable excerpts on Friday:
  • This week, Guantánamo!!! It was an incredible experience.
  • We talked about Gitmo and what is was like living there. The next days we had a wonderful time, this truly was a memorable trip!
  • We hung out with the guys from the East Coast and they showed us the boat inside and out, how they work and what they do, we took a ride around the land and it was a loooot of fun!
  • We also met the Military dogs, and they did a very nice demonstration of their skills.
  • The water in Guantánamo Bay is soooo beautiful! It was unbelievable, we were able to enjoy it for at least an hour. We went to the glass beach, and realized the name of it comes from the little pieces of broken glass from hundred of years ago. It is pretty to see all the colors shining with the sun.
  • I didn’t want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful.
It's so very clueless, it borders on tragedy. New York Times blog The Lede was the first to notice the lovely lady's PR misstep.

The blog post was quickly removed, and replaced with at statement by the president of the Miss Universe Organization, stating, "Dayana Mendoza's comments on her blog were in reference to the hospitality she received while meeting the members of the U.S. military and their families who are stationed in Guantánamo."

Oops!

Pictures of Dayana Mendoza from the Miss Universe competition:
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in 57th Annual Miss Universe 2008 Competition
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
  • Dayana Mendoza in Newly-Crowned Miss Universe 2008 Holds Press Conference
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