Sunday, February 20, 2011

Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez crowned Miss Universe 2009

Stefania Fernandez being crowned Miss Universe 2009 by Dayana Mendoza
Crowned Miss Universe 2009, originally uploaded by Diamond Nexus.

A renowned panel of judges chose 18-year-old Stefania Fernandez, Miss Venezuela, as Miss Universe 2009 during a two-hour international television event televised live from Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas on August 23, 2009, according to news release from Miss Universe Organization.

Contestants from over 80 countries and territories competed for the coveted Miss Universe crown in three categories - swimsuit, evening gown and personality interview. Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela, Miss Universe 2008, crowned her successor Stefania Fernandez at the conclusion of the two-hour telecast viewed by an estimated one billion viewers around the world.

Final Results

Miss Universe 2009: Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez

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

Second Runner-Up: Miss Kosovo, Gona Dragusha

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: Miss Thailand, Chutima Durongdej. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from the pageant sponsor Diamond Nexus Labs.

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

The MISS UNIVERSE 2009 prize package includes:

  • 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 admission to 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 the Miss Universe Organization for further development of her personal and professional goals

You can view almost all Miss Universe 2009 contestants’ photos, videos, details/info about the contestants, including the pageant related events at

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