The new Miss USA is Rima Fakih of Michigan !

Červen 2009

Rare photo of July...

30. června 2009 v 8:00 | Martina A. |  Photo of the month
Here´s a rare picture of Ksenia Sukhinova, the reigning Miss World and Allyson Hovda, Miss Iowa Teen USA 2009...

Source: Miss USA MB

Miss Universe Netherlands 2009 results !

29. června 2009 v 10:04 | Martina A. |  National pageants

The first adition of Kim Kotter´s Miss Universe Netherlands pageant took place on Saturday in Amsterdam. The winner is 20-year old model Avalon-Chanel Weyzig, who will now wear the Dutch sash at Miss Universe 2009 at the Bahamas.

Runner-ups were Stephanie Bos and Stevie Hartmann.

Source: Global Beauties and Miss Universe Nederlands

Miss Universe Romania 2009 results

29. června 2009 v 9:59 | Martina A. |  National pageants
The Miss Universe Romania pageant took place last weekend in Bucharest. The winner is 20-year old Bianca Elena Constantin, who will now be Romania´s bet for Miss Universe 2009 at the Bahamas.

The reigning Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza attended the event to crown the winner.

Source: Global Beauties

Miss Universe Ghana 2009

29. června 2009 v 9:54 | Martina A. |  National pageants
22 year-old graduate of the University of Ghana, Jennifer Victoria Koranteng, has been elected Miss Universe Ghana 2009 in a closed-door ceremony in Accra. She is supposed to represent Ghana at Miss Universe 2009 this August.

Source: Global Post
Thanks to Pisan !

Miss Earth Switzerland 2009

29. června 2009 v 9:50 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Last weekend, the new Miss Earth Schweiz was crowned in Locarno. She is 21-year-old Graziella Rogers of Lyss.

Among the runner-ups were Stefanie Rothenbühler, Nicole Dürsteler and Christina Götschi.

Graziella will represent Switzerland at the Miss Earth pageant, where her predecessor, Nasanin Nuri, made the Top 8 last November.

Thanks to Paul P. !

Miss Tahiti 2009 results

29. června 2009 v 9:39 | Martina A. |  National pageants

Last week, the 2009 Miss Tahiti pageant took place and the winner was Puahinano Bonno, who will represent the island at Miss France 2010 in December.

First runner up was Niuriki Teremate, who will compete at Miss Earth this fall. Among other runner-ups were Mereani Meyrand and Heimata Lucas.

12 contestants took part in the event.
Thanks to Geraldine !

Dayana Mendoza in New York

28. června 2009 v 9:00 | Martina A. |  Miss Universe
Thanks to Michael from Germany !

Miss Universe Ireland 2009 results

27. června 2009 v 18:55 | Martina A. |  National pageants

One of the big favourites for the title, 20 year-old Diana Donnelly, was crowned Miss Universe Ireland 2009 yesterday evening.

As the most beautiful girl in Ireland, Diana will now represent her country in Miss Universe 2009 at the Bahamas.

Source: Entertainment Ireland,
Thanks to Michael Knitell !

Miss Lebanon 2009

27. června 2009 v 18:47 | Martina A. |  National pageants

The new Miss Lebanon is 18 year-old Martine Andraos, who won the title yesterday evening at the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation studios in Beirut. Martine will represent Lebanon at Miss World 2009 in South Africa in December and probably also at Miss Universe 2010.

First runner-up was Marie-Ange Sebaaly, while 2nd runner-up Celine Hassoun.

16 contestants took part in the event.

Source: Global Beauties and Reuters

Maju, Taťána and Ksenia...

26. června 2009 v 8:00 | Martina A. |  Miss World
Three Misses World, Maju Mantilla (Peru, 2004), Taťána Kuchařová (Czech rep., 2006) and Ksenia Sukhinova (Russia, 2009) visited Vietnam and Indonesia to do some charity work...

Source and more photos at:
Also thanks to Albin !

Updates from: Finland

24. června 2009 v 7:42 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Miss Finland 2009 Essi Pöysti and her runner-ups...

Source: Miss Suomi
More photos at:
Special thanks to Paul P !

News from the Netherlands and Germany

21. června 2009 v 11:29 | Martina A. |  National pageants
The 12 finalists of Miss Universe Netherlands 2009 pageant were introduced to the public. They are from top left to right:

Eva van Binsbergen, Stephanie Bos, Jolanda van Zeeland, Francis Beukeveld, Shanna Moes & Suraya Baboeram Panday. Bottom: Argjentina Ramosaj, Avalon-Chanel Weyzig, Stephanie Hartmann, Renee Tromp, Celine Huisman & Xuxa van Ommeren

The pageant is owned by Kim Kotter, who came 11th at Miss Universe 2002 in Puerto Rico and runs a regional pageant in her country, as well.

Interestingly, Kim also acquired the Miss Universe franchise for Germany after the previous organisation lost it some time ago.

Hopefully, both countries will be represented well at Miss Universe again.

The finals of Miss Universe Netherlands are on June 27th.

Source: Michael Knittel and

Updates from: France, Thailand, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic

21. června 2009 v 8:06 | Martina A. |  National pageants
See recent photos of Misses France(Chloe Mortaud), Thailand(Chutima Durongdej), Puerto Rico(Mayra Matos) and the Dominican Republic(Ada Aimee de la Cruz)...

Source: Pageant-mania, The Pageant Café, YouTube
Thanks to Albin, Pisan and Paul Palmero !

Miss Universe China 2009 results

20. června 2009 v 12:26 | Martina A. |  National pageants

Only moments ago, China´s delegate to this year´s Miss Universe was crowned. She is 19 year-old Jing Yao Wang, the new Miss Universe China 2009.

First runner-up is Yu Jun Liu, while second runner-up Mei Qi L.

Source: CNSPhoto and Michael K.

Updates from: Hungary

20. června 2009 v 12:21 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Here are some of the newest pictures of this year´s Miss Hungary World, Orsi Serdult and Miss Hungary Universe, Zsuzsa Budai. Little suggestive, yet stunning, aren´t they...

Thanks to Michael !

Miss El Salvador Universe 2009

20. června 2009 v 12:11 | Martina A. |  National pageants

Last night, the 2009 Miss El Salvador Universe pageant concluded with the crowning of Mayella Mena, who now is El Salvador´s delegate to this year´s Miss Universe contest in the Bahamas in August.

Runner-ups were Andrea Claramount, Pamela Silva, Bessy Quiñonez and Michelle Bustamante.

Thanks to Michael Knittel !

Miss Panama International and Miss Panama Earth 2009

20. června 2009 v 12:05 | Martina A. |  National pageants

13 young women attended an event in Panama City, Panama last week to compete for the right to represent the country at Miss International 2009 and Miss Earth 2009 pageants.

At the end, 21 year-old law student Joyce Jacobi (photo left) walked away with the Miss Panama Int´l title, while 20-year old physical therapist Geraldine Higuera (photo right) was crowned Miss Panama Earth.

Source: Global Beauties, Julio Burgos

Miss Bosnia & Herzegovina 2009

20. června 2009 v 11:58 | Martina A. |  National pageants

The new Miss Bosnia & Herzegovina was crowned in the city of Brčko on June 15th. She is Andrea Šarac from Gacka, who shall now represent her country in Miss World 2009 in South Africa.

First runner-up was Lenka Časar and second runner-up Sabina Vodeničarević.

Source: Global Beauties

Miss Greece 2009

17. června 2009 v 7:55 | Martina A.

On Tuesday, the new queens of Greece were crowned. The results are as follows:

STAR HELLAS 2009: Viviana Zagorianakou-Campanile (to Miss Universe 2009) (photo: third from right)
Star Hellas 1st Runner-up: Daiana Igropoulou (to Miss Earth 2009)

MISS HELLAS 2009: Alkistis Anyfanti (to Miss World 2009) (photo: second from right)
Miss Hellas 1st Runner-up: Margarita Papandreou (to Miss International 2009) (photo: far right)

MISS YOUNG: Katerina Skourli (photo: third from left)
Miss Young 1st Runner-up: Joanna Papayiannis (photo: second from left)

MISS TOURISM 2009: Christiana Gargaropoulou (photo: far left)

Thanks to Pisan !

Star Hellas - to Miss Universe
Miss Hellas 1st RU - to Miss Earth

Miss Mondo Italia 2009

14. června 2009 v 20:21 | Martina A. |  National pageants

19 year-old Alice Taticchi from Perugia, Umbria was crowned Miss Mondo Italy 2009 during an event at Marina Bleu Salento in Galipolli. Alice will represent her country at Miss World 2009 in South Africa.

Source: Lecce Prima
Thanks to Paul P !