The new Miss USA is Rima Fakih of Michigan !

Březen 2009

From Angola to Venezuela

31. března 2009 v 7:15 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Inside the article, you can find latest photos of Misses Angola, Croatia, Philippines, Poland and Venezuela...

Enjoy !

Photo sources: Born Dia Born Dia, SinFlash, OPMB, Miss Universe Hrvatske, Miss Polonia

Miss Universe Slovakia results

29. března 2009 v 22:30 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Yesterday, the Miss Universe Slovakia pageant concluded with the crowning of a 23 year-old student, Denisa Mendrejová (photo center). Interestingly, Denisa also was a finalist at Miss Czech Republic in 2004. Now, she is going to represent Slovakia at Miss Universe at the Bahamas.

First runner-up was Lea Šindlerová (photo lef), who is supposed to compete at Miss Earth 2009, while the second runner-up was Marcela Ševčíková (photo right).

You can check more photos of the winner on her personal site.

Source: Pageant-mania,

Miss Austria 2009 results

29. března 2009 v 8:03 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Last night, the Miss Austria pageant took place at the American Chance Casino in Kleinhaugsdorf, Austria. The winner was 18 year-old Anna Hammel, Miss Oberösterreich, while second placed Konstanze Heis (1st RU to Miss Oberösterreich) and third Dejana Varadin (1st RU to Miss Vienna).

The new Austrian queen is supposed to represent her country at Miss World 2009 in South Africa.

Photo from L to R: Marina Schneider (Miss Austria 2008), 1st RU, winner, 2nd RU

Miss Thailand Universe 2009 results

28. března 2009 v 18:24 | Martina A. |  National pageants

Only moments ago, the new Miss Thailand Universe was crowned. She is 23-year old Chutima Durongdej, who will now represent her country at Miss Universe 2009 pageant in the Bahamas.

1st Runner-Up is Rujinand Pansritum, 19, who will go to Miss Earth 2009.

Source:, The Pageant Café

Miss Costa Rica 2009 results

28. března 2009 v 8:24 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Stunning Jessica Umana, 21, won yesterday the 2009 Miss Costa Rica title. Interestingly, Jessica took part in the pageant already last year but dropped out at the last minute. As the new Miss Costa Rica, she will now get ready for Miss Universe 2009 to be held in the Bahamas in August.

1st Runner Up was Nancy Montero, while as 2nd Runner Up placed Natalia Alvarez.

The event was held at the Auditorio Nacional, Museo de los Niños in San Jose and 10 contestants competed for the crown.

More photos inside !
Source: Al Dia, The Pageant Café

Getting to know: Iveta Lutovská, Czech Miss 2009 winner

27. března 2009 v 8:00 | Martina A. |  National pageants
About a month ago, the Czech Miss 2009 pageant took place in Prague. The hands-down winner was Iveta Lutovská, who will now represent our country at Miss Universe 2009 at the Bahamas...

Miss World Canada 2009

26. března 2009 v 22:07 | Martina A. |  National pageants
On March 21st the Miss World Canada 2009 pageant took place. The winner was a favourite Lena Y. Ma, a model/soprano from North York, Ontario. Lena is currently studying Music and Life Sciences and will get ready for representing Canada at Miss World 2009 in South Africa.

1st Runner-Up was another favourite Nelly Hadi, while 2nd Runner-Up is Sabeen Chaudhary. Completing the Top 5 were Jasmine Pham and Patricia Singh.

45 contestants competed for the title.

More photos of the event are here.
Source: Global Beauties and MWC

Miss Czech Republic 2009 officially starts !

24. března 2009 v 6:54 | Martina A. |  National pageants
The 21st annual Miss Czech Rep. pageant was officialy launched during a press conference held in Prague last weekend.

The contestants can apply at the newly-designed Miss Czech Republic pageand they can do so up to April 30th. The big final is then going to take place on October 24th and be broadcasted live by Czech TV 1.

The winners will represent our country at Miss World, Miss International and Miss Intercontinental 2010 pageants. The delegates for Miss International and Miss World 2009 shall be announced soon.

Source: .
Photo: Zuzana Jandová(Miss Czech R. 2008), Taťána Kuchařová(director, Miss World 2006, Miss Czech Rep. 2006)

Up-comming national pageants - part IV

23. března 2009 v 6:26 | Martina A. |  National pageants

Miss Mundo Brasil 2009 is going to be chosen on July 4th in Angra dos Reis among 40 contestants. The winner will represent Brazil at Miss World 2009 pageant in South Africa.

Photo credit: Miss Mundo Brasil
Pictured from L-R: Misses Sergipe, Ilha de Campeche and S. Pedro & S. Paulo

25 contestants from all over Brazil are vying for the 2009 Miss Brasil title. The winner goes to Miss Universe 2009 to be held at the Bahamas in August.

Photo credit: Miss Brasil
Pictured from L-R: Misses Ceará, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina

Miss Scotland 2009 pageant takes place on May 14 at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow. The winner shall represent Scotland at Miss World 2009 in South Africa. 11 delegates are vying for the crown.

Photo source: Miss Scotland
Pictured from L-R: Nicole Elliott, Kim Tivendale, Kimberley Thomson

21 beautiful delegates are competing for the 2009 Miss Turkey title. The winner shall be crowned on April 29th and goes to Miss World. 1st Runner-Up to Miss Universe, 2nd Runner-Up to Miss Europe and 3rd Runner-Up to Miss International.

Photo source: Special thanks to NickC !
Pictured from L-R: Seda Tosun, Irmak Gokceogullari, Ebru Hacibedel
Miss Philippines Earth 2009 will be crowned on May 10 at The Arena in San Juan City.The winner will represent her country at Miss Earth 2009 pageant. 50 delegates are competing for the title.

Photo source: Gelbert Aplal
Pictured from L-R: Sandra Inez Seifert (Bb. Pilipinas 2009 contestant), Alexis Sy Go (Miss Chinese International 2008 semifinalist)

Inside, you can find delegates for Zambia, Canada, Japan, Liberia and Spain.

At the right time, at the right place...Carolina Morán, World´s 2nd princess for 2007

21. března 2009 v 12:00 | Martina A. |  Miss World
I remember how much I loved this girl at Miss World, placing her ahead of all the favourites for most of the time, especially during the last days prior to the final night. Even more surprising this was for me, when I realized that Carolina Morán was not anywhere near my Top 50 when she became Miss Mexico World in 2007...but then she came and shone as nearly anyone else, at the end placing as second runner-up to beautiful Zilin Zhang of China...


Photo of the March: Amelia Vega and a camel

19. března 2009 v 21:00 | Martina A. |  Photo of the month
No matter how the public detested her victory, I am paying a tribute of this month to a beauty especially close to my heart.

Miss Universe Amelia Vega and a camel...

Miss Israel 2009

19. března 2009 v 20:43 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Israel´s Queen of Beauty(Miss Israel) 2009 is 19 year-old Adi Rodnitzki(center), who will represent her country at Miss Universe 2009 in August.

Israel´s Maiden of Beauty(1st RU) for 2009 is Yulia Liubianitzki(left), 20. She is supposed to compete at Miss World in South Africa.

Noy Michaelov is Israel´s Queen of Grace(2nd Runner Up)(right) and also the country´s new delegate to Miss International.

As Israel´s Teen Queen was crowned Adaya Zeidman, who shall compete at Miss Earth.

And finally, the the audience favourite was Dana Amrani-Scheleg.

Source:, Reuters

Miss Russia 2009 results

8. března 2009 v 7:50 | Martina A. |  National pageants
The land of the reigning Miss World selected their new beauty queen yesterday, as Sofia Rudieva from St.Petersburg was crowned as Miss Russia 2009(photo center). Sofia will now get ready for the Miss Universe and Miss World 2009 pageants.

1st Runner Up is Svetlana Stepankovskaya, 23, while 2nd Runner Up is only 17 years-old Ksenia Shipilova.

Interestingly, both Ksenia Sukhinova(Miss World 2008 from Russia) and Dayana Mendoza(Miss Universe 2008 from Venezuela) appeared onstage to crown the winner.

50 delegates from all overthe country competed in the event.

Source: Global Beauties, Getty Images, Belleza del Mundo,

Miss Nicaragua 2009 results

8. března 2009 v 7:39 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Another busy pageant weekend went on, as the national final took place in Nicaragua. The winner is 21 year-old Indiana Sánchez, who should now represent her country at Miss Universe 2009 pageant in the Bahamas.

1st Runner Up was another favourite Slilma Ulloa, 23 and 2nd Runner Up Maritza Rivas, 21.


Miss Philippines 2009 results

8. března 2009 v 7:33 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Yesterday night, the new Bb.Pilipinas winners were crowned at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. The final results are as follows:

Binibing Pilipinas World: Marie Ann Umali, 22
Binibing Pilipinas Universe: Bianca Manalo, 22
Binibing Pilipinas International: Melody Gersbach , 23

1st Runner Up: Richell Agalot, 20
2nd Runner Up: Regina Hahn, 26

24 delegates were supposed to take part in the event but one of them, Sandra Inez Seifert, was disqualified earlier this week for taking a sexy pictorial for a men´s magazine.

Photos inside !
Source: OPMB Worldwide & special thanks to Paul Palmero !

Miss Universe Croatia 2009

2. března 2009 v 11:54 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Concluding the busiest pageant weekend of 2009 so far, Sarah Ćosić became the new Miss Universe Croatia last night in Zagreb. Sarah is 20 years old, studies Economics and comes from the city of Split. She will represent her country at Miss Universe 2009 in August in the Bahamas.

Source: Global Beauties & Novilist

Miss Finland 2009

1. března 2009 v 20:05 | Martina A. |  National pageants
The new Miss Suomi 2009 is 21-year old Essi Pöysti of Jyväskylä. She will now get ready for the 2009 Miss Universe pageant in summer. 1st Runner Up title went to Helsinki´s very own Elsi Suolanen, 19, who is supposed to wear the Finnish sash at Miss International. 2nd Runner Up is 19 year-old Linda Wikstedt from Helsinki, the reigning Miss Finland World.

10 contestants competed for the title. The winner was chosen by the public.

Photos to follow !

Czech Miss 2009

1. března 2009 v 8:56 | Martina A. |  Czech Miss history

From L-R: 1st RU, winner, 2nd Ru
February 28th 2009, The Prague International Airport, Prague

CZECH MISS 2009: Iveta Lutovská - Miss Universe 2009 Top 10 semifinalist (Miss Czech Rep. 2003 finalist, Miss Model of the World 2007)
1ST RUNNER UP: Tereza Budková (Miss Earth 2009 contestant)
2ND RUNNER UP: Zina Šťovíčková (Miss Intercontinental 2009 contestant)

Top 6 finalists:
Leona Grešáková
Nikola Mináriková
Tereza Šimsová

12 contestants:
Beáta Bocková
Hana Mücková
Klára Rychtaříková
Nikol Smetanová
Julie Zugarová
Veronika Žídková

Special Awards:
JUDGES CHOICE: Iveta Lutovská
MISS INTERNET: Tereza Budková

Inside, you can find more photos and videos from the pageant !

Miss Universo Uruguay 2009 results

1. března 2009 v 8:24 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Besides the Czech Republic, also Uruguay selected its representative to Miss Universe last night. It happened at the Salón Montecarlo of Hotel Conrad in Punta del Este and the winner is Cinthia Dottone from Montevideo.

Vice Reina was Karen Gutiérrez, while runner-ups were in order Patricia Caller, Nadia Teoduloz and Rocío Torres.

Source: The Pageant Café & El