Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Dressed in a red gown, 18 year old Stefania Fernandez was hailed as the fairest of all the 83 contestants at the recently concluded Miss Universe 2009. The said victory made Venezuela hit the title twice in a row (2008 and 2009) and win 6 times in total.

The Peace crown which was chosen to by the majority of the voters fell to the floor as Ms. Venezuela jumps in joy while it was being handed over by the former Ms. Universe Dayana Mendoza.

She was joined by the other four finalists including the first runner up, Ms. Dominican Republic, followed by Kosovo, Australia, and then Puerto Rico.

The top 15 finalists appeared in bathing suits before the final 10 were chosen for the evening gown segment.

The televised event includes musical performances by Flo Rida, Heidi Montag, David Guetta and Kelly Rowland.

Hosts are Billy Bush, co-anchor of "Access Hollywood," and Claudia Jordan, a former Miss Rhode Island USA who has appeared on several TV shows. Judges include actor Dean Cain, supermodel Valeria Mazza and Vogue's Andre Leon Talley.

The 84 reported contestants were reduced to 83 as Ms. Turks and Caicos did not make it to the pageant due to dehydration.