NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - The Miss Universe crown mix up became a controversy heard round the world. But some say the true winner of that night was 19-year-old Miss Slovenia, Ana Halozan.
She had a seizure just two days into the competition. The seizure rendered the right side of her face paralyzed and unable to compete. Despite the health scare, Miss Slovenia still gracefully and proudly fulfilled her dream of appearing at Miss Universe.
The seizure, which she has never had before, also caused a nasty fall that left her with a gash on her head and bruises to her face. She spoke to me exclusively about what happened
The professional model is already back to work shooting with the official Miss Universe photographer, Fadil Berisha. Ana couldn't shoot with him during the competition, so Fadil invited her to his studio in New York City.
Doctors say that soon Ana's face will completely go back to normal. But Ana says this experience has forever changed her for the better, leaving no doubt that true beauty comes from within.