Dayana Sabrina Mendoza Moncada (born June 1, 1986) is a Venezuelan actress, model and beauty queen who won Miss Universe 2008. She previously won Miss Venezuela 2007 on September 13, 2007 in Caracas.
Mendoza beat 27 other candidates to win Miss Venezuela 2007 on September 13, 2007, and became only the second woman representing the Amazonas state to win, following Carolina Izsak in 1991. She was crowned Miss Universe 2008 at the pageant in the Crown Convention Center, Nha Trang, Vietnam, on July 13, 2008. Mendoza became the first winner of the pageant from Venezuela since Miss Universe 1996's winner Alicia Machado, thus making her the first Venezuelan Miss Universe in the 21st century.