Miss International 2009

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Miss International 2009
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Miss International 2009 titlecard
Date November 28, 2009
Presenters Liu Yi Wei, Li Ai
Venue Sichuan International Tennis Center, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Broadcaster CDTV-2
Entrants 65[1]
Placements 15
Debuts Cuba, Gabon, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Uganda
Withdraws Guatemala, Hawaii, Italy, Liberia, New Zealand, Republic of the Congo, Serbia, Suriname, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tanzania, Ukraine, Zambia
Returns Honduras, Martinique, Moldova, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Northern Marianas, Romania, South Africa, Sudan
Winner Anagabriela Espinoza
 Mexico
Congeniality Yuka Nakayama
 Japan
Best National Costume Kenia Andrade
 Honduras
Photogenic Seo Eun-mi
 Korea
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.

Miss International 2009, the 49th Miss International pageant, was held at the Sichuan International Tennis Center, Chengdu, Sichuan, China on November 28, 2009.[2] The pageant was originally scheduled to be held at The Venetian Macao in Macau on November 7, 2009, but the host committee backed out.[3] 66 contestants competed for the coveted title. Alejandra Andreu of Spain crowned Anagabriela Espinoza of Mexico as the new titleholder.

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final Results Contestant
Miss International 2009
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
Semi-finalists

Special awards[4][edit]

Award Contestant
Miss Friendship
Miss Photogenic
Best National Costume
Miss Mobile Beauty
  •  USA - Aileen Jan Yap
Miss Internet Beauty
Miss Philanthropy
Miss Congeniality
  •  Japan - Yuka Nakayama
Miss Charm
Miss Chengdu Glamor
Miss Vitality
  •  Russia - Ksenia Hrabovskaya

NOTE - The male host who spoke in Chinese announced Moldova won both two awards, but the female host mistaken announced "No. 40 to No. 14" twice in English. Cuba (No.14) mistaken awarded as Miss Philanthropy, when Moldova (No. 40) only awarded as Miss Internet Beauty at the telecast. Also, India and Panama were revealed in local press as runner ups for the Best National Costume, but these placements received no special award at the telecast.

The finals[edit]

During the 3 hours live telecast on CDTV-2, the contestants showed their national costume, swimsuit, evening gown and the Chinese traditional Qipao. After interviewed with Top 15 finalists, the contestants performed a Chinese song "I Love This City" together. The 5 special awards presented first, followed by the 2 runners-up and the winner of the 49th annual Miss International Beauty Pageant.

Number of contestants[edit]

According to the official website, 73 contestants were expected to attend the pageant, but only 65 contestants showed up to compete for the coveted title.

Contestants from Italy and Suriname withdrew before the pageant started. While, contestants from Guam, Guatemala, Kenya, Sudan, Ukraine withdrew 10 days after the pageant started, only 66 contestants continued at the competition. A day before the grand final, Costa Rica and Nigeria confirmed not arrived at Chengdu, China due both of them had visa problems, marking the number of contestants decreased to 64. Sudan finally arrived at Chengdu to attend the preliminary judging, rehearsals and the grand final with others contestants. The number of contestants finally increased to 65.[5]

Contestants[6][7][edit]

Country Contestant Age Height
(cm)
Height
(ft)
Hometown
 Argentina María Mercedes Viaña 19 174 5'8.5" Santiago del Estero
 Aruba Christina Trejo 21 175 5'9" Companashi
 Australia Kelly Louise Macguire 23 174 5'8.5" Sydney
 Bahamas Aisha Delaney 21 178 5'10" Nassau
 Belarus Yana Supranovich 21 180 5'11" Minsk
 Belgium Cassandra D'Ermilio[8] 21 175 5'9" Quaregnon
 Bolivia Laura Olivera[9][10] 18 173 5'8" Yacuiba
 Brazil Rayanne Morais[11] 21 174 5'8.5" Divinópolis
 Canada Chanel Beckenlehner 21 173 5'8" Toronto
 China Wang Qian 19 171 5'7.5" Chengdu
 Chinese Taipei Yi Chih Chen[12] 22 168 5'6" Taipei
 Colombia Lina Mosquera[13] 20 180 5'11" Quibdó
 Cuba Patricia Rosales[14] 23 179 5'10.5" Niquero
 Czech Republic Darja Jacukevičová 22 180 5'11" Veselí nad Moravou
 Dominican Republic Victoria Fernández[15][10] 22 178 5'10" Santiago
 Ecuador Isabella Chiriboga[16] 20 174 5'8.5" Quito
 El Salvador Vanessa Hueck[17] 22 178 5'10" San Salvador
 Ethiopia Rahel Woldekirkos 24 178 5'10" Addis Ababa
 Finland Linda Wikstedt 20 174 5'8.5" Helsinki
 France Mathilde Muller[18] 20 176 5'9.5" Valence
 Gabon Cynthia Mobumba[19] 22 172 5'8" Ngounié
 Georgia Maria Sarchimelia 25 174 5'8.5" Tbilisi
 Germany Valora Roucek 19 168 5'6" Cologne
 Greece Diana Igropoulou[20] 19 177 5'9.5" Athens
 Guadeloupe Joelle Clamy[21] 25 184 6'0.5" Petit-Canal
 Honduras Kenia Andrade 23 170 5'7" Los Angeles
 Hong Kong Germaine Li[22] 22 170 5'7" Hong Kong
 India Harshita Saxena[23] 22 175 5'9" Goa
 Indonesia Ayu Diandra Sari[24] 21 175 5'9" Denpasar
 Japan Yuka Nakayama[25] 19 173 5'8" Fukuoka
 Korea Seo Eun-mi 22 175 5'9" Seoul
 Kyrgyzstan Altynai Ismankulova[26] 21 170 5'7" Bishkek
 Latvia Anda Pudule 22 173 5'8" Riga
 Lebanon Sarah Mansour[12][27] 20 174 5'8.5" Beirut
 Macau Yvonne Yang 21 179 5'10.5" Macau
 Malaysia Tay Tze Juan 20 173 5'8" Batu Pahat
 Martinique Nathaly Peters[28] 19 175 5'9" Fort de France
 Mexico Anagabriela Espinoza[29] 21 180 5'11" Monterrey
 Moldova Catalina Stascu[30] 18 173 5'8" Chişinău
 Mongolia Badamgerel Khurelbaatar 19 178 5'10" Ulaan Baatar
 Netherlands Roline Hund 20 174 5'8.5" Almere
 Nicaragua Slilma Ulloa 23 168 5'6" Matagalpa
 Northern Marianas Sorene Maratita[31] 19 163 5'4" Saipan
 Norway Beatrice Delås[32] 18 175 5'9" Sellebakk
 Panama Joyce Jacobi 21 170 5'7" David
 Paraguay Romina Bogado[33] 25 175 5'9" Asunción
 Peru Alejandra Pezet[12] 20 176 5'9.5" Lima
 Philippines Melody Gersbach[34][35] 23 175 5'7" Daraga
 Poland Angelika Jakubowska 20 176 5'9.5" Lubań
 Puerto Rico Mónica Pastrana[36] 20 178 5'10" Manatí
 Romania Iuliana Capsuc[30] 20 174 5'8.5" Bucharest
 Russia Ksenia Hrabovskaya 18 176 5'9.5" Khabarovsk
 Singapore Annabelle Liang 23 169 5'6.5" Singapore
 Slovakia Soňa Skoncová[37] 22 174 5'8.5" Prievidza
 South Africa Bokang Montjane 23 174 5'8.5" Johannesburg
 Spain Melania Santiago[38] 21 174 5'8.5" Málaga
 Sudan Suna William[39] 23 168 5'6" Darfur
 Tanzania Illuminata James 24 176 5'9.5" Mwanza
 Thailand Picha Nampradit 23 178 5'10" Kanchanaburi
 Turkey Begüm Yılmaz 21 180 5'11" Izmir
 Uganda Pierra Akwero 22 177 5'9.5" Entebbe
 United Kingdom Chloe-Beth Morgan[40] 23 171 5'7.5" Cwmbran
 USA Aileen Jan Yap 21 170 5'6" Houston
 Venezuela Laksmi Rodríguez 24 178 5'10" Caracas
 Vietnam Trần Thị Quỳnh[12] 24 175 5'9" Hai Phong

National Pageant Notes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Returning countries and territories[edit]

  • South Africa last competed in 2000.
  • Netherlands last competed in 2001.
  • Moldova last competed in 2002.
  • Romania last competed in 2004.
  • Nicaragua last competed in 2005.
  • Martinique, Northern Marianas and Sudan last competed in 2006.
  • Honduras last competed in 2007.

Withdrawals[edit]

Countries who competed last year but not this year.

Contestant withdrew due to compete at Miss World 2009.

Contestants who were confirmed initially but were deleted from the roster of delegates 10 days after the pageant started.

Contestants who withdrew due to visa problems.

Replacements[edit]

Crossovers[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.globalbeauties.com/international/2009/?p=676
  2. ^ 2009 Miss International World Pageant: Second press conference held in Chengdu
  3. ^ FilAm crowned Miss US International 2009
  4. ^ http://www.pageantopolis.com/international/Int_2009.htm
  5. ^ 65 contestants compete the grand final
  6. ^ Miss International 2009 : Official Contestants
  7. ^ http://www.cdtv.cn/cdtv_zhuanti/zjs/
  8. ^ Miss Belgium International 2009
  9. ^ El Deber - Laura Olivera asistirá al certamen Miss Internacional en 2009
  10. ^ a b Charmpress - Miss Dominican Republic International Pageant 2009
  11. ^ Miss Brazil Universe 2009
  12. ^ a b c d http://www.miss-international.org/news/2009prof_e.html
  13. ^ "La Señorita Cauca es la nueva dueña de la Corona". Canal RCN. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  14. ^ Miss Cuba International 2009
  15. ^ Global Beauties - Reina Nacional de la Belleza 2008
  16. ^ Miss Ecuador International 2009
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ [2]
  19. ^ http://grandslampageants.com/news_08dec.php
  20. ^ Star Hellas 2009
  21. ^ Miss International Guadeloupe 2009
  22. ^ - Miss Hong Kong 1st Runner-up 2009 Germaine Li's Blog
  23. ^ [3]
  24. ^ - Bali’s Dea to represent Indonesia Internationally
  25. ^ 「2009 ミス・インターナショナル」の日本代表に中山由香さんを選出 | エンタテインメント | マイコミジャーナル
  26. ^ http://www.missfriendshipinternational.com/ct/kyrgyzstan.htm
  27. ^ Brazilian is elected Miss Immigrant in Lebanon
  28. ^ Martinique Queens 2009 - Les Résultats
  29. ^ [4]
  30. ^ a b http://www.presidentmodels.ro/index.php?p=news
  31. ^ Global Beauties - Miss Marianas Universe 2009
  32. ^ - Miss Norway 2008
  33. ^ Miss Paraguay 2009
  34. ^ http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/08/21/10/bb-pilipinas-titlist-gersbach-2-others-die-camsur-road-crash
  35. ^ http://today24news.com/entertainment/melody-gersbach-dead-in-road-accident-213332
  36. ^ Puerto Rico/Mónica Cristina Pastrana
  37. ^ Miss Slovensko 2009 sa stala Barbora Franeková
  38. ^ CONOCE A LAS SELECCIONADAS PARA REPRESENTAR A ESPAÑA EN LOS CERTÁMENES INTERNACIONALES - 9 September 2009
  39. ^ http://missinter.cdtv.cn/2009/1106/3777.html
  40. ^ Miss UK International 2009