Miss Universe 2009 Pageant

The Miss Universe 2009 Beauty Pageant held in Nassau, Bahamas has crowned it's new queen. Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez who is 18 years old inherited the Miss Universe crown from another Venezuelan, Dayana Mendoza, who won the competition in 2008. The Venezuelan beauty retained the crown for her country.

The main event Celebrity Apprentice star Claudia Jordan and Access Hollywood co-anchor Billy Bush, and included performances by rapper Flo Rida, singers David Guetta and Kelly Rowland, and reality star Heidi Montag.

Here are the placements of the top 15 contestants:

Miss Universe 2009 - Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela
1st Runner-up - Ada de la Cruz of Dominican Republic
2nd Runner-up - Marigona Dragusha of Kosovo
3rd Runner-up - Rachael Finch of Australia
4th Runner-up - Mayra Matos of Puerto Rico

Top 10

France - Chloé Mortaud South Africa - Tatum Keshwar Switzerland - Whitney Toyloy Czech Republic - Iveta Lutovská United States - Kristen Dalton

Top 15

Albania - Hasna Xhukiçi Belgium - Zeynep Sever Sweden - Renate Cerljen Croatia - Sarah Ćosić Iceland - Ingibjörg Ragnheiður Egilsdóttir
Special awards according to worldwide online voting

Miss Congeniality
China - Wang Jingyao
Miss Photogenic
Thailand - Chutima Durongdej
Best National Costume
Panama - Diana Broce

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kara said...

i missed this one! this year's Miss U was delayed, it was always april or may as far as i remember...mmm..