Monday, August 24, 2009

Venezuelan beauty Stefania Fernandez crowned Miss Universe 2009

Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez poses for photographers after she was crowned Miss Universe 2009 at the grand finale the Miss Universe beauty pageant in held in Nassau, Bahamas, on Sunday, August 23, 2009.

The 18-year-old Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela was chosen as Miss Universe 2009 by a panel of internationally renowned judges during a two-hour television event televised live from Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas on August 23, 2009, according to the news release posted at Miss Universe Organization’s website.

The most beautiful young women from over 80 countries and territories represented their respective countries and competed for the Miss Universe crown in three categories - swimsuit, evening gown and personality interview. At the finale of the event, Dayana Mendoza, Miss Venezuela 2007 and Miss Universe 2008, crowned her successor Stefania Fernandez at the conclusion of the telecast viewed by one billion viewers from around the world.

Final Results

Miss Universe 2009: Stefania Fernandez, Miss Venezuela

First Runner-Up: Ada Aimee De La Cruz, Miss Domincan Republic

Second Runner-Up: Gona Dragusha, Miss Kosovo

Rest of Top Five:

  • Miss Australia, Rachael Finch
  • Miss Puerto Rico, Mayra Matos Perez

Rest of Top Ten:

  • Miss South Africa, Tatum Keshwar
  • Miss Czech Republic, Iveta Lutovska
  • Miss Switzerland, Whitney Toyloy
  • Miss USA, Kristen Dalton
  • Miss France, Chloe Mortaud

Rest of Top Fifteen:

  • Miss Albania, Hasna Xhukici
  • Miss Belgium, Zeynep Sever
  • Miss Croatia, Sarah Cosic
  • Miss Iceland, Ingibjorg Egilsdottir
  • Miss Sweden, Renate Cerljen

Miss Photogenic Universe Award: Chutima Durongdej, Miss Thailand. She won a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from pageant sponsor Diamond Nexus Labs.

Miss Congeniality Universe Award: Miss China, Wang Jingyao. She won a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from Diamond Nexus Labs.

The MISS UNIVERSE 2009 prize package:

  • The Miss Universe Tiara and jewelry designed by Diamond Nexus Labs
  • A two-year scholarship from the New York Film Academy worth more than $100,000 for its acting or film-making programs
  • An evening wear wardrobe from Carlos Alberto
  • A custom swimsuit wardrobe from BSC Swimwear, Thailand
  • A shoe collection from Nina Footwear
  • An assortment of Luxe Collection video cameras from DXG USA
  • A six-day/five-night vacation for two persons at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas with air travel accommodations by JetBlue Airways
  • A year-long supply of Farouk Systems products, makers of CHI, the original Ceramic Technology tools
  • A Skype kit consisting of a laptop computer, webcam, speakers and a one-year Unlimited World plan to talk to friends and family
  • Membership to Gravity Fitness and pampering at John Barrett Salon
  • A fashion portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha
  • Dermatology and skincare services by Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher
  • Consultations with personal stylist Billie Causieestko and access to an event wardrobe from leading fashion designers
  • A New York City apartment for the year of her reign as Miss Universe, including living expenses and professional representation by Miss Universe Organization to further her personal and professional goals

You can view almost all Miss Universe 2009 contestants’ photos, videos, details/info about the contestants, including related events in this blog, if you can find time to browse through the pages of this blog.

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