Miss World 2009

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Miss World 2009
Miss World 2009 logo.jpg
Miss World 2009 titlecard
Date 12 December 2009
Presenters Steve Douglas, Angela Chow, Michelle McLean
Entertainment Gang of Instrumentals
Venue Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Broadcaster E!, SABC 3
Entrants 112
Placements 16
Withdrawals Antigua & Barbuda, Cayman Islands, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Democratic Republic of the Congo, St. Lucia, Seychelles
Returns Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Luxembourg, Macedonia FYRO, Nepal, Panama, Romania, Slovenia, Suriname, Tahiti
Winner Kaiane Aldorino
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Miss World 2009, the 59th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 12 December 2009 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.[1] 112 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, marking the biggest turnout in the pageant's history.[2] Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia crowned her successor Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar at the end of event. It is the first time that someone form Gibraltar won Miss World. In the past, people from mainland Britain have won.


Miss World 2009, Kaiane Aldorino at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai on 10 August 2010


Final results Contestant
Miss World 2009
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 7
Top 16

Continental Queens of Beauty[3][4][edit]

Continental Group Contestant
Asia & Oceania


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss World 2009[5]





  •  England – Due to the media attention following the allegations against her, Rachel Christie has now decided to withdraw from the Miss World competition and relinquish her Miss England crown. Katrina Hodge replaced her to participate in Miss World 2009.[7]
  •  GermanyAlessandra Alores was disqualified due to several nude pictures of her on the Internet. Stefanie Peeck replaced her to participate in Miss World 2009.[8][9][10]
  •  RussiaSofia Rudieva was allowed to compete in Miss Universe 2009 by the Miss Universe Organization, but the Miss World Organization did not accept her as a contestant due several nude pictures of her on the Internet. Ksenia Shipilova replaced her to participate in Miss World 2009.[11]
  •  Singapore – The original winner, Ris Low, backed out of the finals at Miss World 2009. Her decision came after a slew of negative media reports in which she incurred the ire of the public for her poor English.[12] Later, news of her conviction for credit card fraud in May also surfaced, after she stole credit cards worth $6000.[13] She was sentenced to two years' probation for credit card fraud. There was a national petition for her to step down. Then, Ris Low was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.[14] The first runner-up Claire Lee, declined to represent Singapore due to a back injury which prevents her from standing for long periods of time, and also as Ris Low accused her of backstabbing her,[15] and she withdrew from the pageant immediately. Claire Lee also rebutted Ris Low's allegations on her blog.[16] On 9 October, ERM World Marketing announced Pilar Carmelita Arlando as the new Miss Singapore World 2009, who represented Singapore at the Miss World contest. Before that, she was officially the second runner-up at Miss Singapore World 2009.[17][18] However, Pilar was criticised by many netizens for not knowing who's the first president of Singapore, not knowing how many years Singapore has been independent, and claiming that the Merlion, a symbol of Singapore, became extinct in 1965, unaware that the Merlion is a fictitious animal.[19][20]
  •  UruguayCinthia D'Ottone was the original Uruguayan representative to Miss World 2009, but she was replaced at the last minute by Claudia Vanrell due to Cinthia's health related issues.[21]
  •  VietnamTrần Thị Hương Giang was appointed to represent Vietnam at Miss World 2009. She is the 2nd runner-up of Miss Vietnam Global 2009.


  •  Antigua & Barbuda – Due to lack of funding and sponsorship
  •  Cayman Islands – Due to lack of funding and sponsorship for the national pageant[22]
  •  Chile – Due to lack of funding and sponsorship for the national pageant
  •  Chinese Taipei – Due to lack of funding and sponsorship
  •  Congo DR – Due to lack of funding and sponsorship
  •  St. Kitts & Nevis – Venetta Zakers, the winner of the Miss World Saint Kitts and Nevis 2009 pageant, did not compete in Miss World 2009 due to communication problems between her and the national pageant organisation. However, the pageant was held again in 2010 to select the representative for Miss World 2010.[23]
  •  St. Lucia – Due to lack of funding and sponsorship
  •  Seychelles – Due to lack of funding and sponsorship


  1. ^ "Miss World History 2009". Miss World. Retrieved 14 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "All Contestant". Miss World. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Global Beauties – And Miss World 2009 is... Miss Gibraltar, Kaiane Aldorino! Archived 15 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Miss World 2009". Pageantopolis. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Miss Gibraltar beats the odds, wins Miss World '09". India Today. December 12, 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Miss World will not change the world: Priyanka Chopra". India Today. December 14, 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  7. ^ England withdraws from the competition Archived 8 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Alessandra Alores disqualified as Miss World Germany 2009 Archived 14 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Article of Alores disqualification
  10. ^ Article of Alores disqualification Archived 20 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Toledo, Edwin (22 June 2009). "Sofia Rudieva disqualified as Miss World Russia 2009". Worldofmisses.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Fraud Conviction, 'Singlish' Trip Up Singapore Beauty Queen Ris Low". The Jakarta Globe. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Miss Singapore World convicted of credit card fraud in May". Channel NewsAsia. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Suffering from bipolar disorder: Ris". News.asiaone.com. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  15. ^ [1] Archived 4 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "BREAKING NEWS: Backstabber? Who? Me? Ris Low accuses runner-up Claire Lee for backstabbing her – VRForums – Singapore IT & Lifestyle Community!". Forums.vr-zone.com. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  17. ^ Miss World Singapore 2009 Quit Archived 4 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ New Miss Singapore World 2009 Archived 12 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ "When did the Merlion become extinct? (Miss Singapore World 2009 Pt 1)". Razortv. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  20. ^ "Funny Miss Singapore World 2009 Pilar Arlando's Interview Video: When Did Merlion Become Extinct? | Wayang Times ~ Funny and Entertaining Asian News". Wayangtimes.com. 11 October 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  21. ^ Toledo, Edwin (11 November 2009). "Cinthia D'Ottone replaced by Claudia Vanrell as Miss World Uruguay 2009". World of Misses. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  22. ^ "Cayman Islands – Cay Compass News Online – Miss Cayman pageant cancelled". Caycompass.com. 7 September 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  23. ^ Toledo, Edwin (9 September 2009). "St. Kitts & Nevis withdraws". World of Misses. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 

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