September Updates


A quick view of the beauty pageants around the world in September.


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September 26
The Road To Miss Universe 2010

Linda Fah, a 21-year old student from Kanton St. Gallen, was crowned Miss Schweiz (Switzerland) 2009 during a show held at The Arena in Geneva on September 26th.
Fah, who stands 178 m tall, will represent Switzerland at the Miss Universe 2010 pageant next summer.
The 1st runner-up was Tabea Schultess, while the 2nd runner-up was Tamina Schneider.

September 26
The Road To Miss World 2009

Miss Derry, Laura Patterson, was crowned as Miss Ireland 2009 at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoighaire. The 19 year-old Law and Accountancy student will represent Ireland in the 59th Miss World pageant in Johannesburg. Laura is also the Miss Earth Newry contestant for Miss Earth Northern Ireland 2009, and was the Miss Teen Ireland winner 4 years ago.

September 26
The Road To Miss World 2010

Twenty-year-old Mimi Areme, from the Volta Region, was crowned Miss Ghana 2009 at the Accra International Conference Centre. Mimi, an HND Marketing student of the Sunyani Polytechnic, will represent her country at Miss World 2010 in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Erica Maria Awini and Ayishetu Yauda were the runners-up.

September 26
The Road To Miss World 2009
UK-based beauty won the 2009 Miss Uganda beauty pageant at the Imperial Royale Hotel. Maria Namiiro, 21, will represent Uganda at the 2009 Miss World contest in Johannesburg this December. Joan Atieno was the 1st Princess, while Caroline Nantumbwe placed as the 2nd Princess. Performance Production, organiser of Miss Uganda-UK, took over the Miss Uganda franchise this year.

September 25
The Road To Miss Earth 2009
Yan Xu from the Shandong Province is the winner of the 2009 Miss Earth China national beauty competition. She will represent China at 9th Miss Earth pageant in Boracay on November 22.

September 24
The Road To Miss Universe, World & International 2010

Marelisa Gibson Villegas, a 20-year old student of architecture, won the Miss Venezuela 2009 pageant held at the Poliedro de Caracas on September 24th.
The 1.78 m beauty, who was the top favorite to win according to experts and bookies, will represent Venezuela at the Miss Universe 2010 contest, where she will try to win a third consecutive crown for the country.
Marelisa had also been the winner of the "Rostro Ebel" award, given to the contestant with the most beautiful face. Stefania Fernandez had been the recipient of this award prior to being crowned Miss Venezuela.
Crowned as Miss World Venezuela was Miss Zulia, Adriana Vasini, also a favorite. The 22-year old from Maracaibo stands 1.78 m tall and will represent the country at the Miss World 2010 pageant in Nha Trang, Vietnam.
The crown of Miss Venezuela International went to Miss Trujillo, 18-year old Elizabeth Mosquera. She will compete at the 2010 Miss International pageant in Japan.
Completing the Top 5, were the contestants from Tachira (Mariangela Bonnani) and Amazonas (Jessica Guillen). They will compete in contests like Reina Hispanoamericana and Reina Internacional del Cafe.
Special awards went to Zulia (Miss Internet), Merida (Miss Photogenic), and Vargas (Miss Congeniality).





September 24
The Road To Miss World & Earth 2009

Zenisha Moktan, a 20-year old student from Kathmandu, was crowned Miss Nepal 2009 during an event held on September 24th.
The 1.68 m beauty will represent Nepal at the Miss World pageant to take place in South Africa next December.
Around 100 Maoist protesters staged a sit-in as the beauty contest got under way, police said.
The demonstrators blocked the road and shouted "down with Miss Nepal" and "stop the exploitation of women," but left voluntarily as the contest began, police inspector Tul Bahadur Karki told AFP.
"Around 100 Maoist women staged a sit-in at the gate of where the beauty contest was being held," said Karki.
"The protesters left the scene as soon as the programme started."
The contest to select Nepal's candidate for the annual Miss World competition is being held under tight security after it was cancelled last year by the former Maoist-led government, which branded it anti-women.
The Maoists formed a government last year after winning landmark elections, and lawmakers from the party later said they would not allow the Miss Nepal event to take place.
But Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal -- who goes by the name Prachanda -- resigned as prime minister in May after just eight months in the job.
Contestants for the Miss Nepal crown must impress the judges with a performance of traditional songs and dances, and are questioned on their ambitions and political views.
But unlike Western beauty pageants, Miss Nepal does not have a swimsuit round. Contestants in the deeply conservative, majority-Hindu nation appear in traditional saris.

September 22
The Road To Miss Earth 2009
Star Hellas director Vassilis Prevelakis announced that Triantafyllia Sarantinou was chosen to represent Greece in the 2009 Miss Earth beauty pageant this November. Triantafyllia is studying Philosophy in Athens and speaks English, Greek and Italian. The original Miss Earth Greece Dayana Igropoulou will now compete in Miss International 2009.

September 21
The Road To Miss Universe & World 2010


An 18 year-old student from Almaty bagged the 2009 Miss Kazakhstan crown during the national pageant held at the Astana Square, the event was dedicated to the Astana City Day. Symbat will represent her country in Miss Universe and Miss World pageants in 2010.

September 21
The Road To Miss Earth 2009

Mandy Nandu from Sabah was chosen to represent Malaysia in the 9th edition of the Miss Earth Pageant in Boracay, Philippines this November. Mandy is also the current Miss Malaysia Model of the World winner.

September 20
The Road To Miss Universe 2010, World 2010 & International 2010
Jimena Navarrete, a 21-year old student of nutrition, was chosen on Sunday the winner of the 16th edition of the Nuestra Belleza Mexico pageant, organized by former Miss Universe Lupita Jones.
Navarrete, who stands 1.74m in height, will represent Mexico at the Miss Universe 2010 contest in a venue to be announced soon.
The winning of Ximena is a back to back for her state: Jalisco, that received the crown form Karla Carrillo from the same state, and represented Mexico at the past Miss Universe Contest.
Crowned as Nuestra Belleza Mundo Mexico 2010, was 21-year old Anabel Solís of Yucatán, the host contestant. The audience went wild as a happy Solís was received the crown and sash from Perla Beltrán, who will compete at this year's Miss World contest.
Solís stands 1.80 m in height and will represent Mexico at the Miss World 2010 pageant to be held in Nha Trang, Vietnam.
Miss Zacatecas, Verónica Llamas, received the title of Nuestra Belleza Suplente, who will replace one of the winners if they cannot fulfill their duties. She probably will represent Mexico at Miss International 2010. but it's still unconfirmed.
Completing the TOP 5 was Gabriela Quintero from Sinaloa and Sandra Luz Vargas from Jalisco.
It was also confirmed that Anagabriela Espinoza Marroquín, who represented Mexico at the Miss World 2008 contest, will travel to China in November to compete in the Miss International.

September 20
The Road To Miss USA 2009

Rima Fakih, Miss Wayne County, took the crown this evening at McMorran Auditorium in Port Huron.
Jamie Zade, Miss Shelby Township, earned first runner-up honors, while Racquel McClendon, Miss Upper Peninsula, earned second runner-up.
In the Miss Teen USA competition Catherine McGhee, Miss Ortonville, took the crown.
Sarah Gerberding, Miss Boyne City, took second, while Vera Morenski, Miss Taylor, took third.

September 19
The Road To Miss Earth 2009
Twenty-four year-old beauty Melinda Heffernan was crowned as Miss Earth Australia 2009 in the University of New South Wales, Sydney. The national pageant was participated by 24 contestants from all over the country. She will compete as Miss Australia in the 2009 Miss Earth contest in Boracay on November 22.

September 18
The Road To Miss World & MTQI 2010

Loredana Violeta Salanta, 18 and 1.78m, from Bistrita, was crowned Miss World Romania 2009 at the Cantacuzino Castle in Bucharest. She will represent Romania in Miss World 2009 in South Africa next December.
First runner-up was Alexandra Dumitrache from Mioveni, who will compete in Miss Tourism Queen Int'l 2010.

September 17
The Road To Miss Earth 2009

Twenty-four year-old Programme Specialist, Valerie Lim, was crowned Miss Earth Singapore 2009 at the Bellini Grande. She will represent her country at Miss Earth 2009 in the Island of Boracay this November. Nur Amira, Deborah Chan and Stella Zheng were chosen as this year's runners-up.

September 15
The Road To Miss International 2009

Leslie Bejarano Flores (C), from Arequipa, was recently crowned Miss Peru International 2009. She was crowned by the mayor of Lima, Dr. Luis Castañeda Lossio.
Before traveling to Chegdu, China, where Miss International 2009 will take place, Leslie will travel to Ecudor to compete in the International Queen of Banano pageant.
The runner-ups were Danissa Zurek Rajkovik (1st ru), Miss Peru to the International Queen of Coffee 2010; and Vanessa Trigos Núñe (2nd ru), Miss Peru to Miss Atlántico Internacional 2010.

September 12
The Road To Miss International 2009

On Saturday September 12th the Claus Party House Event Center at Hoofddorp, Holland was the place to be.
Special guest, Dutch Pop star “Willem” gave a half hour performance of the songs of Michael Bubblé. The guests, family and friends of all the contestants were very enthusiastic as the location was very glamorous and everyone, in the audience and on stage, was dressed to the nines.
This year, 2009, is the first time the Netherlands has ever held an official event to choose Miss International: The Netherlands. Last time that the country sent a delegate was in 2001. The delegates which went in the past were already chosen for Miss Holland (World), or Miss Netherlands (Universe).
The time was very short to prepare the event, however in only four short days – last Saturday and Sunday the new organization had their first castings and on Monday there was the official photo shoot. All finalists, 13 stunning ladies in all, were very excited and started the show in Business outfits and a short presentation. The 2nd round was the performance of Willem and the 13 finalists in Bikini 's which was appreciated very much.The judges included Miss Holland 1975, Nanny Nielen who was also delegate and semi finalist at Miss International in 1975; Professional Photographer Wim vd Stelt; Hilly Albertsen Lefebre from the Bruidssuite; Yolanda Van Vliet from Mirror Results; and Rossini van Wijk, a renowned Costume Designer. They liked all the finalists and it was a hard job for them.
In the end, they all said it was Roline Hund, a 20 year old from Almere they liked the most. A “typical” Dutch blond lady with style and glamour, according to the judges, it was her beautiful smile and appearance which melted their hearts.
Her court included 1st-RU Sharifa Henar from Amsterdam and 2nd RU Sanne Roffel from Drachten. Miss Personality went to Alexandra Geerlings.
With the announcement of the new Miss International The Netherlands, Roline stood still for few seconds because she could not believe she just heard her name as winner. She was very surprised and so happy! In the coming months, Roline will get a full program of training, photo shoots, interviews and other activities in preparation for the Miss International 2009 Pageant in Chengdu (Sichuan), China, next November.

September 12
The Road To Miss Earth 2009
The Miss Ukraine Earth 2009 winner is Kateryna Samokish, 22 years old from Kiev. The pageant was organized with assistance of COSMO News magazine, where over 200 girls from different Ukrainian cities sent their applications for participation.

September 6
The Road To Miss USA 2009

The new Miss Montana USA 2010 is Annie Anseth.
The first runner up was Charlotte Clausen, the second runner up was Meghan Minnick, third runner up was Autumn Muller; and fourth runner up was Ashley Adams

September 5
Twenty year-old Oksana Moria from Ukraine won the first Miss Supranational title last Saturday, September 5th at the Plock Ampitheatre in Plock, Poland. Oksana defeated the 35 gorgeous super beauties from different parts of the globe with her fierceness and interesting personality. The new Miss Supranational 2009 recieved a cash prize US$25,000 and US$10,000 worth of extravagant jewelleries form Jewellery Schubert. Oksana also won US$500 for being elected as Miss Photogenic. Oksana Moria, who was born and hailed in Ukraine, is a student-model who loves swimming and travelling. She wants to become a famous make-up artist in the future.
On the other hand, a beauty from Belarus emerged as first runner-up. She is Marina Lepesha.

Complete results of Miss Supranational 2009:
MISS SUPRANATIONAL 2009: Ukraine, Oksana Moria
1st Runner Up: Belarus, Marina Lepesha
2nd Runner Up: Poland, Klaudia Ungerman
3rd Runner Up: Honduras, Ruth Aleman Alvarado
4th Runner Up: England, Amanda Lillian Ball
TOP 15 SEMI-FINALISTS: (in alphabetical order)
Bahamas, Kendra Wilkinson
Brazil, Karine Louise Osorio Pires
Croatia, Andreja Cavlovic
Greece, Dimitra Alexandraki
Kazakhstan, Alina Sheptunova
Moldova, Ana Velesco
Peru, Gisella Cava Acuna
Slovakia, Linda Mosatova
Taiwan, Xiaoou Liu
Vietnam, Nguyen Chung
Miss Supranational Americas: Brazil, Karine Louise Osorio Pires
Miss Supranational Asia: Taiwan, Xiaoou Liu
Miss Supranational Europe: Slovakia, Linda Mosatova
Miss Supranational Internet: Vietnam, Nguyen Chung
Miss Photogenic: Ukraine, Oksana Moria
Miss Friendship: Bahamas, Kendra Wilkinson
Miss Top Model: Russia, Natalia Koroleva
Miss Elegance: Denmark, Josephine Bergsler Helbrandt
Miss Personality: Bahamas, Kendra Wilkinson
Best National Dress: Vietnam, Nguyen Chung
Miss Talent: Albania, Borana Kalemi
Best Body: England, Amanda Lillian
BallRunner Up: Belarus, Marina Lepesha and Ukraine, Oksana Moria

September 5
The Road To Miss World 2009
Evgeniya Tulchevskaya from Dnipropetrovsk won the 2009 Miss Ukraine national beauty pageant and will be sent to Johannesburg on December for the 59th Miss World finals. Thirty contestants competed at the Ukraina National Palace where Anastasia Senyn and Evelina Voloshin were awarded as 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.

September 5
The Road To Miss World 2009


Alessandra Alores, 25, is the new Miss World Deutschland 2009.
1st RU was Stephanie Peeck (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) 2nd RU was Simone Goller (Bayern)
Alessandra also competed in Miss Universe 2003, in Panama City. She has also participated in Miss Intercontinental in the past, and was elected Top Model of the Year in Egypt.

September 5
The Road To Miss Earth 2009

Catherine Irvine from Wanganui won the 2009 Miss Earth New Zealand title and will represent her country at Miss Earth 2009 in Boracay, the Philippines on November. Amelia Jenkinson from Palmerston North was the 1st runner-up while Julia Buhs-Catterall from Rodney became the 2nd runner-up.

September 5
The Road To Miss World, International & Earth 2009
Guadeloupe's three grand slam beauty queens were chosen during the 2009 Miss Internationale Guadeloupe pageant held at the Sofitel Auberge de la Vieille Tour. Beatrice Blaise won the grand prize and will compete in Miss World 2009, Joelle Clamy was chosen Miss Guadeloupe for Miss International, while Marie-Ange Seymour was awarded the Miss Earth Guadeloupe title.

September 4
The Road To Miss World 2009
The elegant 24 year-old Chantalle Thomassen was crowned Miss World Curaçao 2009 on September 4th. The model and student at Haagse University stands 1.80m tall and will represent Curaçao at the 59th Miss World 2009 pageant on December 12th in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The beautiful 21 year-old McKeyla Richards, former Miss World Curaçao 2007, has been chosen as Miss Curaçao Intercontinental 2009 and will represent the island at the 2009 Miss Intercontinental pageant, which will take place in Minsk, Belarus on September 27th.
The 1.81m tall Mc. Keyla is a student at the University from the Curacao Netherlands Antilles.

September 4
The Road To Miss World, International & Earth 2009

Angie Alfaro Loria, 18 and 1.74m-tall, was crowned Miss Mundo Costa Rica 2009 at the Radisson Europa Hotel in San Jose, and will represent Costa Rica at the 59th Miss World pageant in South Africa.
Malena Orozco will go to Miss Earth and Jennifer Miranda will go to Miss International.
Maria Isabel Valera was the 1st runner-up


September 4
The Road To Miss World 2009
21-year old Anna Jamróz, a student from Rumia, was crowned Miss Polski 2009 during an event held at the Amphitheater in Plock on September 4th.
The 1.79 m beauty will now represent Poland at the Miss World 2009 contest in Johannesburg, South Africa, next December.
The 1st runner-up was Monika Lewczuk (21), while the 2nd runner-up was Anne Sakowicz (20). Completing the top 5 were Iwona Wyrzykowska (18) and Katarzyna Czerwinskiej (18), respectively.
25 contestants competed in the contest, part of the Festival of Beauty which included this year's Miss Supranational 2009.

September 2
The Road To Miss World 2009


Elena Tedesco, 18 and 1.66m-tall, is the new Nuestra Belleza Mundo El Salvador 2009. She will represent El Salvador in Miss World 2009 in South Africa.
First Runner-Up is Ana Portillo, Second Runner-Up is Tatiana Rivera.
Lilian Torres and Gabriela Arriaza were 4th and 5th place, respectively.