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Miss Universe 2009
Miss Universe 2009, Stefanía Fernández
Date 23 August 2009
Presenters Billy Bush, Claudia Jordan
Entertainment Heidi Montag, Flo Rida, Kelly Rowland featuring David Guetta
Venue Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Broadcaster NBC, Telemundo
Entrants 84
Placements 15
Withdraws Antigua & Barbuda, Denmark, Kazakhstan, Northern Marianas, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos
Returns Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Guyana, Iceland, Lebanon, Namibia, Romania, Sweden, Zambia
Winner Stefania Fernandez
Congeniality Wang Jingyao
Best National Costume Diana Broce
Photogenic Chutima Durongdej

Miss Universe 2009, the 58th Miss Universe pageant, was held at the Imperial Ballroom, Ashish Pal had intentions on holding the 2009 pageant In Manipal Centre, but backed out due to the political instability regarding relations between the Pal and Raj and also for religious reasonsAtlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas on 23 August 2009.[1] It was the first back to back victories in Miss Universe history: Stefanía Fernández of Venezuela, was crowned Miss Universe 2009 by outgoing titleholder and fellow Venezuelan Dayana Mendoza. 84 countries and territories competed for the title and the pageant was broadcast live on NBC and Telemundo. On August 22, Jewel Selver representing Turks & Caicos withdrew from the pageant due to illness (dehydration). Only 83 contestants competed in the final on August 23.

This crowning moment made the Guinness World Record in Miss Universe pageant's history.[2] This marks the first (and the only time as of 2014) that a Miss Universe was crowned by its compatriot.

Host selection[edit]

s.[3] Croatia was interested in hosting Miss Universe 2009 but they backed out of the project due to economic problems related to the current global economic crisis.[4] In July, investor Jonathan Westbrook tried to get Australia to host Miss Universe 2009 but his efforts were in vain as the possible venues were not interested.[5] Then, for the first time, Bahamas became the official host of the Miss Universe pageant. The presentation show, rehearsals, dress rehearsal and the grand finale took place at the main convention ballroom (3650 capacity) of Atlantis Paradise Island, the Imperial Ballroom.



Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 2009
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Top 15

Semi-final competition scores[edit]

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
Best National Costume

Order of announcements[edit]


Telecast judges[edit]

The following celebrities judged the final competition:[6][7]

  • Dean Cain – Actor and Producer
  • Tamara Tunie – Actress, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
  • Colin Cowie – Author, Television Personality and Designer to the Stars
  • Valeria Mazza – International Supermodel
  • Matthew Rolston – Leading Photographer and Director
  • Richard LeFrak – Chairperson, President and CEO LeFrak Organization
  • Andre Leon Talley – Award-winning Writer and Editor
  • Heather Kerzner – Philanthropist and Ambassador for Kerzner International and Resorts
  • Farouk Shami – Founder and Chairman of CHI Hair Care
  • Keisha Whitaker – Fashion Maven and Founder of the Kissable Couture Lip Gloss line
  • Gerry DeVeaux – Award-winning Producer, Songwriter and Style Guru
  • George J. Maloof, Jr. – Professional Sports Mogul and Hotelier

Preliminary judges[edit]

These were the judges for the preliminary competition:[7]

  • Mark Wylie – Best Buddies Talent Executive
  • Adriana Ching – Licensed attorney and a former real estate developer avid philanthropist
  • Todd Winston – Veteran of the hospitality industry and Vice President of Sales at Creative Promotional
  • Rosalina Lydster – Fashion designer for celebrities
  • Tiza Tjokroadisumarto – Director of Retail Operations for Michael Kors
  • Corinne Nicolas – President of Trump Model Management
  • David Friedman – Last Call with Carson Daly Executive Producer
  • Steven Schillaci – Talent Producer for many hit shows including American Idol
  • Mario Mosley – Hollywood Choreographer of Oxygen’s Dance Your Ass Off
  • Sarah Markantonis – Ambassador of Kerzner International Bahamas

Background music[edit]

Opening Number
"I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas, "Fire Burning" by Sean Kingston
Fashion Shoot Presentation
"Body Language" by Heidi Montag (Live performance)
Swimsuit Competition
"Right Round" and "Jump" by Flo Rida (Live performance)
Evening Gown Competition
"When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland (Live performance)

Presentation show[edit]

This marks the first time the Miss Universe preliminary competition was streamed online to a worldwide audience via Ustream and the Miss Universe website.

At the Preliminary Competition all contestants competed in the Swimsuit and Evening Gown categories as part of the selection for the top 15 finalists who will be revealed during the beginning of the two-hour live telecast of the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant live on NBC and Telemundo on Sunday, August 23.

The Preliminary Competition was hosted by Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza and Local Bahamas radio personality Ed Fields. London based singer Anthoney Wright performed his hit song "Wud if I Cud" during the competition.

Final show[edit]

This marked the first time the Miss Universe live telecast was introduced by Donald Trump.

84 contestants pre-taped the national costume introduction including Turks & Caicos – Jewel Selver. Top 15 were announced, followed by Dayana Mendoza sharing about her experiences as Miss Universe 2008. The Top 15 semi-finalists competed in the Swimsuit competition which Top 10 finalists completed in the Evening Gown competition. The televised audiences could see the judges' average combined scores. Before announcing the finalists, there were two special awards – Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic were given. Both were claimed by candidates from Asia - Wang Jingyao of China and Chutima Durongdej of Thailand. Dayana Mendoza revealed that the new Miss Universe crown was the "Peace" model. The Top 5 finalists completed in the final question round. The 4 runner-ups were announced first, followed by the new Miss Universe 2009 – Stefanía Fernández.

The live telecast was hosted by Access Hollywood, Billy Bush and Celebrity Apprentice Claudia Jordan. For the first time, special guest – Heidi Montag performed her first official single Body Language during the Top 15 fashion shoot presentation. When Flo Rida performed during the Top 15 swimsuit competition, and David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland performed during the Top 10 evening gown competition.

The pageant was also historically significant, using Skype for the first time for the final question. Mayra Matos representing Puerto Rico was asked by Miss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori from Japan via Skype.

When Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza was crowning Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez, the crown fell to the floor, but luckily did not break.


Country/Territory Contestant Name Age Height Hometown
 Albania Hasna Xhukiçi[8] 21 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Fier
 Angola Nelsa Alves[9] 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Luanda
 Argentina Johanna Lasic[10] 23 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Buenos Aires
 Aruba Diane Croes[11] 22 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Oranjestad
 Australia Rachael Finch[12] 21 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Townsville
 Bahamas Kiara Sherman 26 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Freeport
 Belgium Zeynep Sever 20 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Brussels
 Bolivia Dominique Peltier[13] 22 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Cochabamba
 Brazil Larissa Costa 25 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Natal
 Bulgaria Elitsa Lubenova 19 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Dve Mogili
 Canada Mariana Valente 23 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Richmond Hill
 Cayman Islands Nicosia Lawson 26 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) George Town
 China Wang Jingyao 18 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Qingdao
 Colombia Michelle Rouillard[14] 22 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Popayán
 Costa Rica Jessica Umaña[15] 21 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Moravia
 Croatia Sarah Ćosić[16] 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Split
 Curaçao Angenie Simon[17] 24 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Willemstad
 Cyprus Kielia Giasemidou[18] 20 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Nicosia
 Czech Republic Iveta Lutovská 26 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Třeboň
 Dominican Republic Ada Aimée de la Cruz Ramírez 23 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Villa Mella
 Ecuador Sandra Vinces[19] 19 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Portoviejo
 Egypt Elham Wagdi 26 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Cairo
 El Salvador Mayella Mena[20] 21 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) San Salvador
 Estonia Diana Arno[21] 25 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Tallinn
 Ethiopia Melat Yante 19 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Addis Ababa
 Finland Essi Poysti[22] 19 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Jyväskylä
 France Chloé Mortaud[23] 19 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Bénac
 Georgia Lika Ordzhonikidze 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Tbilisi
 Germany Martina Lee[24] 24 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Meinerzhagen
 Ghana Jennifer Koranteng[25] 23 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Accra
 Great Britain Clarissa Cooper 27 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) London
 Greece Viviana Campanile Zagorianakou 19 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Athens
 Guam Racine Manley 24 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Dededo
 Guatemala Lourdes Figueroa[26] 21 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Guatemala City
 Guyana Jenel Cox 19 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Georgetown
 Honduras Bélgica Suárez 23 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Tegucigalpa
 Hungary Suzann Budai 21 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Budapest
 Iceland Ingibjörg Egilsdóttir[27] 24 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Eastern Region
 India Ekta Chowdhry 23 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Delhi
 Indonesia Zivanna Letisha Siregar 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Jakarta
 Ireland Diana Donnelly 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Dublin
 Israel Julia Dyment 20 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Haifa
 Italy Laura Valenti[28] 25 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Arezzo
 Jamaica Carolyn Yapp[29] 25 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Montego Bay
 Japan Emiri Miyasaka 25 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Tokyo
 Korea Ree Na[30] 24 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Seoul
 Kosovo Marigona Dragusha[31] 18 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Pristina
 Lebanon Martine Andraos 19 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) Byblos
 Malaysia Joannabelle Ng 21 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Kota Kinabalu
 Mauritius Anaïs Veerapatren[32] 23 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Curepipe
 Mexico Karla Carrillo 21 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Guadalajara
 Montenegro Anja Jovanović 20 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Podgorica
 Namibia Happie Ntelamo 20 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Katima Mulilo
 Netherlands Avalon-Chanel Weyzig[33] 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Zwolle
 New Zealand Katie Taylor 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Auckland
 Nicaragua Indiana Sánchez[34] 22 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Managua
 Nigeria Sandra Otohwo 20 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Asaba
 Norway Eli Landa[35] 25 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Stavanger
 Panama Diana Broce[36] 23 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Las Tablas
 Paraguay Mareike Baumgarten 19 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Asunción
 Peru Karen Schwarz 25 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Lima
 Philippines Bianca Manalo 22 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Parañaque City
 Poland Angelika Jakubowska[37] 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Lubań
 Puerto Rico Mayra Matos[38] 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Cabo Rojo
 Romania Elena Bianca Constantin 20 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Piatra-Neamt
 Russia Sofia Rudieva[39] 18 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Saint Petersburg
 Serbia Dragana Atlija 22 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Belgrade
 Singapore Rachel Kum[40] 24 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Singapore
 Slovak Republic Denisa Mendrejová 23 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Bratislava
 Slovenia Mirela Korač 22 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) Ljubljana
 South Africa Tatum Keshwar[41] 25 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Durban
 Spain Estíbaliz Pereira 23 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Santiago de Compostela
 Sweden Renate Cerljen 21 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Staffanstorp
  Switzerland Whitney Toyloy 19 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Yverdon
 Tanzania Illuminata James 24 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Mwanza
 Thailand Chutima Durongdej[42] 23 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Bangkok
 Turkey Senem Kuyucuoğlu 18 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Izmir
 Ukraine Kristina Kots-Gotlib 26 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Donetsk
 Uruguay Cintia D'ottone 21 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Montevideo
 United States Kristen Dalton 22 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) North Carolina
 Venezuela Stefanía Fernández[43] 18 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Mérida
 Vietnam Võ Hoàng Yến[44] 21 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Ho Chi Minh City
 Zambia Andella Chileshe Matthews[45] 21 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Ndola

a Great Britain changed name to UK in 2008; this year changed back to Great Britain, which was last used in 2000.




  •  Antigua & Barbuda
  •  Denmark
  •  Kazakhstan - Olga Nikitina did not compete in Miss Universe for lack of sponsoring from her country.
  •  Northern Marianas - Sorene Maratita, Miss Marianas Universe 2009, did not compete in Miss Universe 2009 due to lack of sponsorship and funding. She only competed in Miss International 2009.
  •  Sri Lanka - Faith Landers did not participate in Miss Universe 2009 despite being announced that she would.
  •  St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Ronique Dellimore did not compete in Miss Universe 2009, although the press in her country announced that she would.
  •  Turks & Caicos - Jewel Selver withdrew from the competition 24 hours before the final claiming she was suffering from dehydration.[46]
  •  Trinidad & Tobago - Peter Elias, the franchise holder for Trinidad & Tobago has confirmed that the Caribbean nation did not send a delegate to Miss Universe 2009 due to lack of sponsorship. The Government of Trinidad and Tobago was informed by Peter Elias in 2008 that it was difficult for him to find sponsorship and that he would no longer be able to fund the girls. The Government aware of this announced that this competition is for private investment and not Government investment.


  •  Egypt - Elham Wagdy was appointed to represent Egypt. She was the 1st runner-up in Miss Egypt 2005 national pageant.


Some of the delegates participated in other competitions:

Crossovers (national pageant)[edit]

Bolivia – Peru dispute[edit]

On August 1, 2009 Bolivian officials stated that it could present a legal challenge to the organizers of Miss Universe due to the planned use of a typical Diablada costume by the Peruvian candidate Karen Schwarz. Pablo Groux, Bolivian minister of Culture, said that any use of the costume by Schwarz in the contest would be an unlawful appropriation of Bolivian heritage and threatened to bring the case to the International Court of Justice. El Comercio, a Peruvian newspaper, mentioned that this is not the first time the diablada costume is shown in the contest and that it was María Josefa Isensee, a Chilean, that first used it in the Miss Universe contest. The Peruvian foreign minister José Antonio García Belaúnde said that since the diablada dress is of indigenous Aymara origin it can not be considered exclusive of any of the countries where Aymaras lives.[49][50]


Miss Universe 2009
  • The official Crown of Miss Universe 2009 designed by Diamond Nexus Labs
  • Jewelry designed by Diamond Nexus Labs
  • A year-long salary as Miss Universe
  • A shoe wardrobe from Nina Footwear
  • A year’s worth of hair care products and tools from Farouk Systems
  • A swimsuit wardrobe from BSC Swimwear Thailand
  • An assortment of Love Collection video cameras from DXG USA
  • An evening gown wardrobe by Carlos Alberto Haute Couture
  • A 6 day/5 night vacation for two at Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas with air travel accommodated by JetBlue Airways
  • A Skype kit featuring a laptop computer with webcam, speakers and a one-year Unlimited World plan to talk to friends and family
  • A collection of ultra light-weight, fashion fresh Heys USA Inc. luggage
  • Luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment for the duration of her reign, including living expenses
  • A 2-year scholarship from the New York Film Academy valued at more than $100,000
  • Personal services including membership to Gravity Fitness and hair services from John Barrett Salon
  • Modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha
  • Casting opportunities and professional representation by the Miss Universe Organization
  • Extensive travel opportunities representing sponsors and charitable partners
  • Access to various New York city events including movie premieres and screenings, Broadway shows and launch parties
  • Consultation with stylist Billie Causieestko and access to a personal appearance wardrobe
  • Professional media/public relations representation by Rubenstein Public Relations and Planet PR in New York City
  • Dermatology and skincare services provided by Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher
  • Professional health and nutrition consultation by Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD
1st runner-up
  • $3000 cash award
  • Gift from Diamond Nexus Labs
2nd runner-up
  • $2000 cash award
  • Gift from Diamond Nexus Labs
3rd runner-up and 4th runner-up
  • $1000 cash award
  • Gift from Diamond Nexus Labs
Top 10 and Top 15
  • $500 cash award
Special awards winners
  • $1,000 cash award
  • Gift from Diamond Nexus Labs
All contestants
  • An assortment of Farouk Systems hair care products
  • Swimsuit from BSC Swimwear Thailand
  • Designer shoes from Nina Footwear
  • Fashions by Carlos Alberto Haute Couture
  • A Luxe collection video camera from DXG USA
  • An assortment of items from Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • A Skype starter pack including a headset and a One year unlimited World Plan
  • Cosmetics from Kryolan professional make-up

International Broadcasters[edit]

These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on NBC and Telemundo) that showed the 2009 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:

Ratings in the USA[edit]

In the USA, the Miss Universe telecast (by NBC) grew from the first half of the show to the fourth and final, increasing in rating by 73% among audiences ages 18 to 49 (from 1,5/4 to a 2,6/7). The second hour of the pageant beat combinated ratings from ABC (which aired a new episode - "Rubicon" - from now-cancelled sci-fi series Defying Gravity) and CBS (which aired a rerun of Cold Case episode "Libertyville"), ratings in adults, men and women ages 18 to 34 and 18 to 49.[51]


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  51. ^ Miss Universe ranked no. 1 among the broadcast networks in its time period in total viewers

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