Larissa Costa

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Larissa Costa
Beauty pageant titleholder
Larissa Costa.jpg
Born (1984-03-09) March 9, 1984 (age 31)[1]
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil[2]
Occupation Pedagogue and model
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[3]
Hair color Brown
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. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rio Grande do Sul Natália Anderle
Miss Universo Brasil
2009
Succeeded by
Minas Gerais Débora Lyra
Preceded by
Andressa Mello
Miss Rio Grande do Norte
2009
Succeeded by
Joyce Oliver