The new Miss USA is Rima Fakih of Michigan !

Září 2009

Remembering a favourite: Adriana Reverón, Miss Spain Earth 2008

29. září 2009 v 17:55 | Martina A. |  What did not fit any category but is worth reading !
I have been browsing my Miss Earth galleries and came across a few photos of my all-time favourite beauty queen - Adriana Reverón, last year´s Miss Spain Earth and a finalist at Miss Earth 2008.

Source: OPMB anf Mabuhay Beauties

Miss Intercontinental 2009 results

28. září 2009 v 8:32 | Martina A. |  Other international pageants

The new Miss Intercontinental was crowned yesterday in Minsk, Belarus. The winner is Venezuela´s Hannellys Quintero, who also represented her country at Miss World 2008 and finished among the 15 semifinalist.

Maryia Yesman(Belarus), Rosana Padro(Puerto Rico), Anna Tarnowska(Poland, also 2nd runner-up to Miss International 2008) and Mc Keyla Richards(Curacao) were the runner-ups.

Delegates from Bahamas, Canada, Ethiopia, Georgia, Honduras, Korea, Martinique, Peru, Swaziland and USA completed the Top 15.

Source: Pageant-mania and the Pageant Café

Miss Ghana 2009 results

27. září 2009 v 8:13 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Mimi Areme, a 20 year-old student of the Sunyani Polytechnic, was crowned Miss Ghana 2009 during an event held at the Accra International Conference Centre on September 27th. Mimi will represent the country at Miss World 2010.

Source: My Joy Online

Miss Ireland 2009 crowned

27. září 2009 v 8:07 | Martina A. |  National pageants
The new Miss Ireland was chosen yesterday. She is 19 year-old Miss Derry Laura Patterson, who also previously competed at Miss Earth UK. Now she will represent Ireland at Miss World 2009 in South Africa.

Source: Miss Ireland
Thanks to PaulP !

See some more photos of Laura inside !

Miss Switzerland 2009 results

27. září 2009 v 7:52 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Yesterday night, the 2009 Miss Switzerland pageant concluded at The Arena in Geneva. The winner was 21-year-old Linda Fäh of Kanton St. Gallen. Linda will represent Switzerland at Miss Universe 2010.

1st runner-up was Tabea Schultess, while the 2nd runner-up title went to Tamina Schneider.

The winner was crowned by last year´s titleholder Whitney Toyloy, whzo placed among Miss Universe Top 10 a month ago.

Photos and crowning video inside !

Miss Venezuela 2009 - day-after photos

26. září 2009 v 21:33 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Here are some of the traditional Miss Venezuela day-after photos:

Source: Noticias24, Organizacion Miss Venezuela
Thanks to PaulP and Pisan from the Pageant Café !

Miss Venezuela 2009 results

26. září 2009 v 8:16 | Martina A. |  National pageants

On September 24th, the new queens of Venezuela were crowned. The winner was Miranda´s Marelisa Gibson Villegas, a 20 year-old student of architecture. She will represent Venezuela at 2010´s Miss Universe pageant, where she will try to take the title after her country´s back-to-back victory in 2008 and 2009.


MISS VENEZUELA 2009: Marelisa Gibson Villegas - MIRANDA (off to Miss Universe 2010) - photo centre
MISS VENEZUELA MUNDO 2009: Adriana Vasini - ZULIA (off to Miss World 2010) photo right
MISS VENEZUELA INTERNATIONAL 2009: Elizabeth Mosquera - TRUJILLO (off to Miss International 2010) - photo left

1ST RUNNER UP: Mariangela Bonnani - TACHIRA
2ND RUNNER UP: Jessica Guillen - AMAZONAS

Top 10:


Congratulations to the winners ! More photos inside.

Miss World graduates from university with top degree

23. září 2009 v 15:44 | Martina A. |  Miss World

Miss World achieves academic success

After five long years of hard work, reigning Miss World Ksenia Sukhinova has finally completed her computer engineering degree at the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University in Siberia.

Miss Turks and Caicos Islands 2008, Jewel Selver, resigns

23. září 2009 v 12:56 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Miss Jewel Selver has resigned as Miss Turks and Caicos Islands. The SUN has been reliably informed that Selver recently tendered her resignation to the local Miss Turks and Caicos Islands organizing committee.

Source: Turks and Caicos Sun

Miss Kazakhstan 2009

23. září 2009 v 8:33 | Martina A. |  National pageants
This week, the new Miss Kazakhstan was crowned in the capital city of Astana. She is vice-miss Almaty, Symbat Madyarov, 18. She will now represent her country at Miss World 2009 pageant.

Diana Yamlihanova, Nurzhanat Dosaeva and Tatyana Golubeva were runner-ups.

Source: Miss Kazakhstan and

Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2009 results

21. září 2009 v 8:42 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Yesterday, the new Miss Mexico was chosen. She is Jimena Navarrete, who brought a back-to-back victory to the state of Jalisco. Ximena will represent Mexico at Miss Universe next year.


NUESTRA BELLEZA MEXICO 2009: Jimena Navarrete - JALISCO (off to Miss Universe 2010)
NB MUNDO MEXICO 2009: Anabel Solís Sosa - YUCATÁN (off to Miss World 2010)
NB INTERNATIONAL MEXICO 2009: Verónica Llamas Sánchez - ZACATECAS (off to Miss International 2010)

1ST RUNNER UP: Gabriela Quintero Martínez - SINALOA
2ND RUNNER UP: Sandra Luz Vargas Plazola - JALISCO 2

Top 10:

COAHUILA - Abril Rodríguez Fernández
DISTRITO FEDERAL - Jacqueline Tostado Madrid
CHIAPAS - Claudia Espinoza Gómez
CHIHUAHUA - Daniela Juliana Muñoz Grijalva
SONORA - Lorena Camargo Miranda

Top 15:
AQUASCALIENTES - Abigail González Márquez
ESTADO DE MEXICO - Mercedes Gutiérrez Mares
NUEVO LEON - Adriana Graciela Treviño Peralta
BAJA CALIFORNIA - Ana Sofía García Gallego
QUERETARO - Alejandra Cabral

Congratulations to the winners ! More photos inside.

Venezuela welcomes their Miss Universe...again

20. září 2009 v 9:43 | Martina A. |  Miss Universe
The newly crowned Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez, arrived back to her country after winning the international pageant last month at the Bahamas.

Thanks to Michael K. and the Pageant Café !

Up-comming national pageants (part V, updated 9/24 2009)

19. září 2009 v 20:20 | Martina A. |  National pageants

Miss Venezuela 2010 will be crowned on September 24th and the winners will represent their country at Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International 2010 pageants. 20 beautiful delegates are competing for what is among the most prestigeous national crowns on the planet.
Photo credit: The Pageant Café & MV official website
Pictured from L-R: Misses Aragua, Tachira, Trujillo

Miss Ghana 2010 final takes place on September 26th and the winner shall compete at the next year´s Miss World pageant. Meet the contestants.

Photo credit: Miss Ghana official website
Pictured from L-R: Pricilla Asare, Lucia Naa Adjekai Lomo, Christiana Amponsah Darko

On September 26th another national pageant, Miss Schweiz 2010, will be held. The winner will represent Switzerland at Miss Universe 2010. 16 contestants compete for the title.

Photo credit:
Pictured from L-R: Tamina Schneider, Jennifer Burri, Lina-Paule Latte

On October 2nd, the new Miss World Malaysia is going to be crowned at Sunway Integrated Resort City in Petaling Jaya. The winner will represent Malaysia at Miss World 2009 pageant. 21 contestants will take part in the event.

Photo credit: MWM official website
Pictured from L-R: Chantelle Chuah, Marie Bibiana, Thanuja

Miss Barbados World shall be crowned on October 3rd and the winner will try to make the island proud again at Miss World 2009. Meet 12 contestants.

Photo credit: Miss Barbados World
Pictured from L-R: Monique Alison Belle, Receda Latricia Clarke, Renee Forde

The 2009 Miss World China finals takes place on October 6th in Shenzen and the winner will become the Chinese representative to Miss World 2009 pageant in December in South Africa. 30 finalists are vying for the crown.
Photo credit: Miss World China
Thanks to Paul P. !
Pictured from L-R: Nie Wan Ting, Yu Wei Wei, Yu Xin Yao

Another Asian delegate for this year´s Miss World is going to be crowned in Thailand on October 17th. 25 young women from all over the country are vying for the title.
Photo credit: Miss Thailand World official website
Pictured from L-R: delegates number 12, 15 and 7

Venezuela all over the Universe

12. září 2009 v 19:55 | Martina A. |  Miss Universe
This year history was made as the world witnessed the first back-to-back victory at Miss Universe.

Here´s Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008, attending Fashion's Night Out in New York City this week...

...and her successor Stefania Fernandez at the New York Fashion Week (Spring 2010) on Sep. 11th.

Source: Getty Images, Wire Image

Photo of August and September

9. září 2009 v 20:06 | Martina A. |  Photo of the month
As it seems, the Miss Europe pageant will finally be held this year. Here´s beautiful Shermine Sharivar, already the 7th Miss Europe winner from Germany. She was chosen in Tunisia in 2005 among 36 contestants.

Where the stars born - Miss Italia nel Mondo history

7. září 2009 v 10:57 | Martina A. |  Other international pageants
In 1991, the organizer of Miss Italy, Enzo Mirigliani, came up with an idea of a pageant where women with Italian roots from all over the world would participate. The first Miss Italia nel Mondo attracted 17 of them and the winner eventually came from South Africa. The pageant has been held annually ever since then, with about 50 women competing for this year´s crown (which was won by Moldova´s Diana Curmei).

Over the years, Miss Italia nel Mondo became one of the most popular and followed minor beauty events of the year. Each edition is filled with stunning delegates and usually concludes with the crowning of a trully deserving winner. It´s therefore no suprise that few future pageant super-stars went throught this pageant, some of them even managed to win...

Very special thanks to Greg of Belgium, who kindly provided some od the information and photos for this article !
Other sources: Pageantopolis, Beauland,, Miss Italia nel Mondo website,

Miss Ukraine 2009 results

7. září 2009 v 6:36 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Stunning Evgeniya Tulchevskaya won yesterday night the 2009 Miss Ukraine crown and the right to represent her country at this year´s Miss World pageant to be held in December in South Africa.
Evgeniya is 20 years old and comes from the city of Dnipropetrovsk.

1st Runner Up was Anastasia Senina, while 2nd Runner Up Evelina Voloshina.

The final took place in the Ukraina National Palace in Kiev and 30 delegates competed for the title.

Thanks to EdwinJ !