Larissa Costa

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Larissa Costa
Beauty pageant titleholder
Larissa Costa.jpg
Born (1984-03-09) March 9, 1984 (age 30)[1]
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil[2]
Occupation Pedagogue and model
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[3]
Eye color green[1]
Title(s) Miss Rio Grande do Norte 2009
Miss Brasil 2009
Major
competition(s)
Miss Rio Grande do Norte 2009 (winner)
Miss Brasil 2009 (winner)

Larissa Costa Silva de Oliveira[4] (born March 9, 1984),[1] commonly known as Larissa Costa, is a Brazilian beauty queen who won the Miss Brasil 2009.[4] Larissa Costa represented Brazil in the Miss Universe 2009.[4]

Biography[edit]

Born in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte,[2] she is graduated in pedagogy,[5] and works in the Secretaria de Educação de Natal (Secretariat of Education of Natal).[3]

Pageants[edit]

Larissa Costa won the Miss Rio Grande do Norte in 2009, representing the city of São Gonçalo do Amarante.[5] She won the national peageant in 2009 representing Rio Grande do Norte state.[3] She beat the 1st runner-up, Rayanne Morais, of Minas Gerais state and the 2nd runner-up, Denise Ribeiro, of the Distrito Federal.[3] Larissa Costa's coronation as Miss Brasil ended her region's 20 year period without winning the beauty contest,[6] as in 1989, Flávia Cavalcante, from Ceará state, won the contest.[6]

She represented Brazil at the Miss Universe 2009 in Nassau, Bahamas but failed to place.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rocha, Marília (May 17, 2009). "Larissa Costa muda rotina após Miss Brasil" (in Portuguese). No Minuto. Retrieved May 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Beleza não é tudo: estudos ajudaram a Miss Rio Grande do Norte a ser eleita" (in Portuguese). BOL. May 5, 2009. Retrieved May 10, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Representante do Rio Grande do Norte é eleita miss Brasil" (in Portuguese). Estadão. May 10, 2009. Retrieved May 10, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "Candidata do Rio Grande do Norte é eleita Miss Brasil 2009" (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. May 10, 2009. Retrieved May 10, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Miss Brasil 2009 chega a Natal e desfila em carro aberto" (in Portuguese). g1 globo.com. May 18, 2009. Retrieved May 20, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Vinte anos depois, Nordeste elege Miss Brasil" (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. May 10, 2009. Retrieved May 10, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Brasileira é eliminada na primeira fase do Miss Universo" (in Portuguese). Estadão. August 23, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2009. 
Preceded by
Natália Anderle
Miss Brasil
2009
Succeeded by
Débora Lyra