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Monday, October 30, 2006

Miss Universe says no to 'Free Sex'

Miss Universe says no to 'Free Sex'
Giving the message 'get tested for AIDS, it's in fashion', newly-crowned Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera Mendzo of Puerto Rico said she was against 'free sex'.

Speaking to reporters, the five feet nine inches tall lass said she had been raised by her parents teaching "what is good and what is bad so that one can make a proper choice".

Asked whether it was a right strategy to promote the use of condoms to check the spread of the dreaded disease, the charming 18-year-old girl frankly said: "I am not here to say what one should do or should not. I want to stress that the problem is there. We have to take care of ourselves."

"I am here not to promote sex," added the aspiring actress, who was on a 12-city tour of India. The Miss Universe, who was on an 18-day visit along with designer Sanjana Jon in association with Taj Group of hotels, felt that India is one of the countries that needs special attention on AIDS awareness.

According to the estimate of national AIDS control organisation last year there were about 5.134 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the country.