Miss Sim Universe 2008
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Miss Sim Universe 2008, Barbara Ortiz


September 27, 2008


Daniel Craig & Heidi Klum


Rihanna, Timbaland & Mariah Carey


International Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan


YouTube Misssimworld's Channel




Barbara Ortiz 22px-Flag_of_Puerto_Rico.svg.png Puerto Rico


Sylvia Swing 22px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Canada


Eri Kuzuya 22px-Flag_of_Japan.svg.png Japan


Barbara Ortiz 22px-Flag_of_Puerto_Rico.svg.png Puerto Rico

Miss Sim Universe 2008, the 1st Miss Sim Universe pageant, was held in International Auditorium in Tokyo, Japan on Summer 2008. Barbara Ortiz, Miss Sim Puerto Rico was crowned Miss Sim Universe 2008 on September 27, 2008.

Thirty four contestants compited in the event which was broadcasted and dristributed globally via Internet, on misssimworl Channel in English; and was watched by an audiencie of 8,000 viewers worldwide.

The final show was presented by Hollywood superstar and new James Bond, Daniel Craig and the famous top model from Germany Heidi Klum. Famous singers Rihanna, Timbaland and Mariah Carey sang during the event in Official, Swimsuit and Evening Gown Compeititon.

Host City

For the first year the organization decided to make the contest in the beautiful and cultural city of Tokyo, Japan, because of being a very well known country and also for it's cultural significance. Tokyo was choosen way before than Miss Sim Universe, it was first choosed to held the 2nd editions of Miss Sim World, but the contest was cancelled before it was aired because of lack of popularity. When Miss Sim Universe was formed, months later than Miss Sim World cancellation, the organizers decided to keep Tokyo as the host city.

Areas of competition

During the final competition, all the delegates compited in Official Gown

Miss Sim Universe 2008's Opening Number

Competition, this was the only one year that this round wa snamed like that. The top fifteen contestants (based on their Official Gown Competition scores) competed in the swimsuit competition, and the top ten (based upon individual swimsuit scores) competed in evening gown. The final five contestants (based upon individual score from evening gown) participated in a final round of on-stage interviews, before the runners-up were announced and the new Miss Sim Universe named.

Background Music

  • Official Gown Competition: Rihanna "S.O.S. (Rescue me)
  • Swimsuit Competition: Timbaland "Throw it on me"
  • Evening Gown Competition: Mariah Carey "Touch my body"


Final Results Delegate
Miss Sim Universe 2008
  • 22px-Flag_of_Puerto_Rico.svg.png Puerto Rico - Bárbara Ortíz
1st Runner Up
  • 22px-Flag_of_Japan.svg.png Japan - Eri Kuzuya
2nd Runner Up
  • 22px-Flag_of_Venezuela.svg.png Venezuela - Denyse Mercado
3rd Runner Up
  • 22px-Flag_of_the_Philippines.svg.png Philippines - Simonette García
4th Runner Up
  • 22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Belgium - Maggy Vaseur
Top 10
  • 22px-Flag_of_Aruba.svg.png Aruba - Jane Figaroa
  • 22px-Flag_of_India.svg.png India - Shyla Rai
  • 22px-Flag_of_Jamaica.svg.png Jamaica - Rachel Redwood
  • 22px-Flag_of_Russia.svg.png Russia - Svetlana Malova
  • 22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png USA - Brooke McCarty
Top 15
  • 22px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Canada - Sylvia Swing
  • 22px-Flag_of_Colombia.svg.png Colombia - Paola Trujillo
  • 22px-Flag_of_Denmark.svg.png Denmark - Betina Sojic
  • 22px-Flag_of_Panama.svg.png Panama - Maritza Panay
  • 20px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png Switzerland - Christine Roth


  • Puerto Rico became the first ever winner of Miss Sim Universe Beauty Pageant
  • The Top 2 was exactly the same that in Miss Universe 2006 (Puerto Rico Winner and Japan 1st Runner Up)
  • The Top 5 was formed by two latins: Puerto Rico (winner), Venezuela (2nd Runner); two asians: Japan (1st Runner), Philippines (3th Runner) and one european: Belgium (4th Runner)
  • The Top 15 was formed by 5 girls from America, 3 girls from Asia, 5 girls from Europe and 3 girls from Caribbean.
  • All the winner of Special Awards also placed on Top 15
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