The new Miss USA is Rima Fakih of Michigan !

Duben 2009

Up-comming national pageants, part IV

27. dubna 2009 v 8:00 | Martina A.

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
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.

When speaking about New Zealand...

26. dubna 2009 v 19:07 | Martina A.
I have a real soft-spot for this country. And year after year after year I follow their pageants to see if they can find another Lauralee Martinovich or Lorraine Downes...

Source: Critical Beauty, Miss World New Zealand

Miss Universe and World New Zealand 2009 results

26. dubna 2009 v 13:23 | Martina A. |  National pageants

Both pageants to select the 2009 queens of this beautiful country took place this week.

Miss Universe New Zealand is Katie Taylor (photo left), while Miss World New Zealand is Magdalena Elizabeth Schoeman (photo right).

Source: Pageant Café and Pageant-mania

Miss Universe Australia 2009 results

24. dubna 2009 v 21:24 | Martina A. |  National pageants
A 20-year-old TV presenter and model Rachael Finch won this week the Miss Universe Australia title and will represent her country at Miss Universe 2009 at the Bahamas.

Rachel comes from Alexandria, Sydney and is an ambassador for the Heart Found Foundation.

Source: Global Beauties

Miss North Carolina wins the 2009 Miss USA crown !

20. dubna 2009 v 6:52 | Martina A. |  National pageants

Kristen Dalton, 22, of North Carolina was crowned as the 2009 Miss USA last night in Las Vegas. She will represent her country in Miss Universe 2009 in the Bahamas this August.

Full results are as follows:

MISS USA 2009: Kristen Dalton - N. CAROLINA
2ND RUNNER-UP: Alicia Blanco - ARIZONA
3RD RUNNER-UP: Laura Kirilova Chukanov - UTAH
4TH RUNNER-UP: Maria Montgomery - KENTUCKY

Top 10:

SOUTH CAROLINA - Stephanie Smith
ARKANSAS - Chanley Painter
TEXAS - Brooke Daniels
WEST VIRGINIA - Jessi Pierson
TENNESSEE - Kristen Motil

Top 15:
11. Maegan Phillips - VIRGINIA
12. Erica Nego - MINNESOTA
13. Kimberly Gittings - GEORGIA
14. Melissa Weber - IDAHO
15. Monica Pietrzak - CONNECTICUT

Special Awards:

More photos at Flickr.

Voting for the new Miss Universe crown starts

19. dubna 2009 v 19:39 | Martina A. |  Miss Universe
Diamond Nexus Labs, the new jewelry sponsor of the MUO, revealed three different crown designs for the 2009 Miss Universe pageant. Voting is now open for the public to select the one that should be placed on the head of the new queen on August 23rd at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

You can cast your vote at the the Diamond Nexus Labs website.

Miss Slovak Republic 2009 results

18. dubna 2009 v 19:39 | Martina A. |  National pageants
This week, the new Miss Slovakia was crowned. She is 23 year-old Barbora Franeková, who shall now represent Slovakia at Miss World 2009 in South Africa.

As 1st Runner Up finished beautiful Soňa Skoncová, 22 (to Miss Europe 2009, if held), while the 2nd Runner Up title went to Aneta Valentová, 20 (to Miss International 2009).

Source:, SITA, Pageant-mania

April´s spring photo: Alexandra Braun, Miss Earth 2005

6. dubna 2009 v 21:09 | Martina A. |  Photo of the month
It´s the beginning of spring and the Earth is blooming, as if no tomorrow shall come...

Here´s Alexandra Braun, Miss Earth 2005...

Miss India 2009 results

5. dubna 2009 v 19:58 | Martina A. |  National pageants

Only moments ago, the Pantaloons Femina Miss India pageant concluded.
The results are as follows:

Pantaloons Femina Miss India World: Pooja Chopra, 23 (photo middle)
Pantaloons Femina Miss India Universe: Ekta Choudhury, 22 (photo left)
Pantaloons Femina Miss India Earth: Shreya Kishore, 22 (photo right)

Completing the Top 5: (one of them to compete at Miss International)

Harshita Saxena, 21
Ishita Sarkar, 21

Completing the Top 10:

Deeksha Seth
Ragini Dwivedi
Faith Pandey
Niharika Naganda
Nandini Ved


Miss USA 2009 officially starts in LA !

5. dubna 2009 v 10:00 | Martina A. |  National pageants
One of the most followed national pageants in the world, Miss USA, has officially started in Las Vegas, Nevada. Then, on April 19th, 51 beautiful delegates from all over the country are going to fight for the crown currently held by Crystle Steward of Texas.

You can meet the contestants at: Miss
First photos inside the article, at USB and at

Top Model of the World results

5. dubna 2009 v 7:56 | Martina A. |  Other international pageants
The 16th addition of the Top Model of the World pageant concluded yesterday in Berlin, Germany. The winner was Brazil´s Débora Lyra, 19. Previously, Débora has also competed at Miss Earth Brazil, where she finished as runner-up.

Second place title went to Yolimar Sanchez representing the USA, third was Diana Ivancheva of Bulgaria. The Top 5 was completed by delegates from Poland and the Dominican Republic. Among the semifinalists were the candidates from Zimbabwe, Kosovo, Sweden, Armenia, Guadeloupe, Belarus and Bolivia.

Our country was represented by last year´s Czech Miss finalist Kateřina Štosová.

Source: Global Beauties and Czech Miss website

Miss Peru Universe results

5. dubna 2009 v 7:36 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Karen Schwarz of Amazonas won yesterday the Miss Peru Universo title and will represent Peru at Miss Universe 2009 at the Bahamas.

1st Runner Up was Ayacucho´s Jessica Shialer, while 2nd Runner Up crown went to Sofia del Pinho from Ica.

Source: Top Beauties Perú MB