The new Miss USA is Rima Fakih of Michigan !

Říjen 2009


28. října 2009 v 10:43 | Martina A. |  Miss Earth
The 2009 Miss Earth will be crowned on November 22nd by last year´s winner, Karla Henry of the Philippines. About 90 contestants from all over the globe will start arriving in Boracay, Philippines at the end of October to attend many pre-pageant activities before the new queen is elected. Our countries will be represented by Tereza Budková, Czech Miss 2009 1st Runner Up and Lea Šindlerová, Miss Universe Slovakia 2009 1st Runner Up.

You can follow the whole pageant at: MISS EARTH 2009 coverage

The best sites for more photos and further Miss Earth information: Global Beauties, Missosology, Getty Images, Woman of the Earth MB and mainly OPMB Worldwide.

Enjoy and good luck to all the girls !

Misses Poland, Mauritius and Russia

26. října 2009 v 14:10 | Martina A. |  National pageants
This weekend was really busy for pageant fans. Here are results from Poland, Mauritius and Russia.

Miss Polonia 2010 is Maria Nowakowska. She will represnet Poland at Miss Universe and Miss International 2010 pageants.

Thanks to Michael K. !

Dalysha Doorga of Goodlands was chosen as Miss Mauritius 2009 at the Hotel Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius in Bel Ombre. She also previously won two important awards - Miss Elégance and Miss Photogénie. Dalysha will represent Mauritius at Miss Universe and Miss World 2010 pageants.

1st runner-up was Arielle Brette and 2nd runner-up Sevrine Dhurmeea.

Thanks to PaulP. and L'Express !

The Krasa Rosii finals took place on Saturday in Kemerovo. The winner was 23-year-old Eugenia Lapova of Novosibirsk. It can´t be confirmed wherther the winner will represent Russia at any international pageant.

Photo credit: Konstantina Nagovitsina/Komsomolskaya Pravda
Thanks to PaulP. !

Miss Czech Republic 2009

24. října 2009 v 23:33 | Martina A. |  Czech Beauty Team 2010/2011
from L-R: People´s Choice, 1st RU, winner, 2nd RU
October 24th 2009, Praha

MISS CZECH REPUBLIC 2009: Aneta Vignerová (Miss World 2009 contestant)
1ST RUNNER UP: Lucie Smatanová - off to Miss International 2010
2ND RUNNER UP: Hana Věrná

3RD RUNNER UP: Anita Malatová
PEOPLE´S CHOICE: Nikol Rišková

12 contestants:

Monika Krpálková
Izabela Škorničková
Barbora Škodová
Kristýna Rabštějnková
Petra Venclová
Tereza Fajksová
Gabriela Bísková

Special Awards:

BEST IN SWIMSUIT: Kristýna Rabštějnková
MISS TALENT: Aneta Vignerová
MISS ELEGANCE: Monika Krpálková
MISS RADIO: Hana Věrná
MISS ON-LINE: Nikol Rišková

More pictures can be found at Pageant-mania.

Up-comming national pageants (part VI, updated 10/24 2009)

23. října 2009 v 18:06 | Martina A.
Due to problems with posting photos, I put here a list of the pageants, only. As soon as the error is fixed, the photos will be added.

  • Miss Czech Republic 2009 will be crowned on October 24th at the Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague. 12 beautiful contestants will fight for the chance to represent our country at Miss World 2009 and Miss International 2010 pageants.T
  • The new Krasa Rossii will be crowned on October 24th in Kemerovo. No reports confirming that the winners should represent Russia at any international pageants. Meet the delegates.
  • October 24th is going to be a busy day for pageant fans, as another national final, Miss Polonia, takes place. The winner will be chosen among 20 finalists at The White Factory in Łodz. The new Miss Polonia will represent Poland at Miss Universe 2010, runner-ups shall compete at Miss International and Europe 2009.
  • One of the most successful Carribean countries, Trinidad/Tobago, will soon select its representative to next year´s Miss Universe pageant. 16 contestants are competing for the main prize.
  • Eight delegates are competing for the title of Miss Aruba 2009, which will be given to the most beautiful of them on November 15th. The winner will represent Aruba at Miss Universe 2010, runner-ups will go to Miss World and Miss International 2010.
  • On the following link you can meet the 9 delegates to Miss Universe Curacao 2010 pageant, the winner of which shall represent the island at Miss Universe 2010.

Miss Netherlands chosen for Miss World 2009

23. října 2009 v 10:03 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Recently, Kim Kötter, former Miss Netherlands and national director of the Miss Universe Netherlands pageant, acquired the Miss World franchise, as well.

As this year´s Miss World contestants will arrive to South Africa as soon as next month, the Dutch delegate has been hand-picked. She is none other than beautiful Avalon Chanel, a big favourite during Miss Universe 2009.

Very special thanks to Jean, Michael K. and the Pageant Café !

The queen of the ice...and the Universe

21. října 2009 v 21:45 | Martina A. |  Miss Universe
It has been seven years since Europe last won the Miss Universe crown. But once there was a time when the continent ruled global beauty stages, just like the Latin countries do today.

Here´s Yvonne Riding, Miss Universe 1984 from Sweden, world´s sixth most successful country in the history of beauty pageants...

Photo credit: Belleza Venezolana

Miss Rep. Dominicana Tierra 2009

7. října 2009 v 18:02 | Martina A. |  National pageants
This week, another Dominican beauty was chosen at the Celuisma Hotel. She is 20 year-old Mariel Garcia from San Francisco de Macoris. As the new Miss DR Earth, Mariel will represent her country at the 2009´s Miss Earth pageant.

Thanks to Jose45 !

Miss Mundo Dominicana 2009

7. října 2009 v 17:55 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Ana Rita Contreras Sosa, 25, was crowned Miss Mundo Dominicana 2009 in an event in Santo Domingo. Ana previously tried her luck at Miss Universe DR 2009 and placed as first runner-up. Now, she will get ready to represent the country at Miss World 2009 pageant.

Thanks to EdwinJ !
Photo credit: Belezas Brasileiras

Miss World China 2009 results

7. října 2009 v 17:47 | Martina A. |  National pageants

Yesterday, the Chinese representative to Miss World 2009 was chosen. She is 22 year-old Yu Sheng, who left behind 29 other delegates from all over the country.

1st runner-up to the new Miss World China was Zhan Yang, while third placed beautiful Yu Wei Wei.

The reigning Miss World, Russia´s Ksenia Sukhinova, helped to crown the winner.

Thanks to EdwinJ and PaulP !
Photo credits:,

Miss World Kenya 2009 results

5. října 2009 v 7:51 | Martina A. |  National pageants
The 2009 Miss World Kenya pageant concluded yesterday at the Kenya International Conference Centre in Nairobi. The winner was Fiona Konchella with Tabitha Wachiuri and Susan Kamau as runner-ups.

Fiona will represent her country at Miss World 2009, trying to repeat her country´s last success at the international pageant from 2000.

Thanks to EdwinJ !

October´s Photo: Czech beauty

4. října 2009 v 20:56 | Martina A. |  Photo of the month
October´s addition of Photo of the month is for the first time dedicated to a Czech beauty. I went deep into the archives to find this beautiful picture of Markéta Divišová, who finished as second runner-up at Miss Czech Republic 2003...

Source: Story

Vodacom Miss Tanzania 2009 chosen

4. října 2009 v 10:19 | Martina A. |  National pageants
The Vodacom Miss Tanzania 2009 final took place yesterday in Dar es Salaam and the winner was 21 year-old Miriam Gerald from Mwanza. Beatrice Lukindo and Julieth William were runner-ups.

The new Miss Tanzania will represent her country at Miss World 2009 in South Africa in December. The last and only Tanzania´s success in the pageant came in 2005 when Nancy Sumari placed among the five finalists.

Thanks to EdwinJ !

Miss Barbados World 2009 crowned

4. října 2009 v 10:12 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Yesterday night, 23 year-old law student Leah Marville won the title of Miss Barbados World 2009 and the right to represent the island at this year´s Miss World pageant in South Africa.

The previous Miss Barbados titleholder, Natalie Griffith, placed among the 15 semifinalists during the same contest last December.

Thanks to EdwinJ !

Miss Singapore World 2009 winner resigns

3. října 2009 v 8:10 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Ris Low, this year´s Miss Singapore World, decided to resign as the country´s representative to Miss World 2009 pageant...

Miss World Malaysia 2009 results

3. října 2009 v 7:52 | Martina A. |  National pageants
The new Miss World Malaysia was crowned yesterday at Sunway Integrated Resort City in Petaling Jaya. She is a 23 year-old law student Thanuja Ananthan, who took part in the pageant already last year. Now she will represent her country at Miss World 2009 in Johannesbug, South Africa.

The runner-ups were Stefanie Chua and Christy Yeoh.

Source: The Star Malaysia, Miss World Malaysia