The winner of the Miss Universe 2009 contest is Miss Venezuela 2009 Stefania Fernandez. She was crowned by Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza, also from Venezuela.
18-year-old Stefania Fernandez is of Russian, Ukrainian, Galician and Polish origin. She is the winner of the 2008 Miss Venezuela Universe contest as well as the winner of the Miss Elegance, Best Body, Best
The 58th Miss Universe contest was held on August 23, 2009, in Atlantis, Paradise Island, the Bahamas.
The first runner-up in the Miss Universe 2009 contest was Miss Dominican Republic Ada Aimee De la Cruz.
The second runner-up was Miss Kosovo 2009, Marigona Dragusha.
This year, the 2009 Miss Indonesia Universe, Zivanna Letisha Siregar was considered to be a favorite to be the 2008 Miss Universe contest winner.
The Miss Universe organisation listed the top 15 contestants, among 85 contestants, in the 2009 Miss Universe contest, based on viewer ratings.
1. 2009 Miss Indonesia Universe, Zivanna Letisha Siregar: 39255 votes
Zivanna was the winner of the 2008 Indonesian beauty Pageant held in Yogjakarta. The Indonesian
cutie was born in Jakarta on February 16, 1989 and is known by the nick name Zizi. Modeling has been her passion ever since she was a kid. She also won the title of Elite Model Look in 2006.
2. 2009 Miss Brazil Universe, Larissa Costa: 22419 votes
Larissa Costa Silva de Oliveira is the winner of the Miss Brazil 2008 title and has been in the news ever since she won the Miss Rio Grande do Norte in 2009.
Born on March 9, 1984, Larissa is a graduate in Pedology and works in the Secretariat of Education of Natal. The green-eyed beauty has been riding high on success and is confident of winning the 2009 Miss Universe contest.
3. 2009 Miss Vietnam Universe, Hoang Yen Vo: 39007 votes
The Vietnamese supermodel believes that her beauty and her abilities should win her the crown. “Fans have transmitted their strength and belief to me for this pageant, so I believe in my ability
to succeed,” she confidently said in an interview. She has a number of titles to her name. She was one of the top 10 contestants in the Miss Vietnam Photogenic 2008 and was the runner-up in the Miss Universe 2008 contest.
4. 2008 Miss Peru Universe, Karen Schwarz: 5267 votes
Like most of her fellow contestants, Karen too has a title to her name. She was crowned the Miss Perú Universo 2009. The South American beauty has sharp features and an athletic build.
5. 2008 Miss Philippines Universe, Bianca Manalo: 14793 votes
Aged 22, this gorgeous lady was crowned Miss Philippines in 2009. She is a graduate in the field of advertising and has worked as a flight attendant. She hails from Manila.
6. 2008 Miss Mexico Universe, Karla Carrillo: 6049 votes
Born on January 24, 1988, Karla Carrillo hails from Jalisco and is the winner of the Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2008. She is the first Jaliscan to win the Miss Mexico title since Jacqueline Bracamontes in 2000.
7. 2009 Miss El Salvador Universe: Mayella Mena, 3324 votes
20-year-old Mayella Mena is the winner of the 2009 Miss El Salvador Universe contest. She hails from San Salvador.
8. Miss Colombia, Michelle Rouillard: 6186 votes
This Colombian beauty won the Miss Colombia 2008 contest and has acquired a lot of fame in her country. She was born on October 28, 1986 and speaks three languages, English, French and Spanish.
She is a student of international business in Canada and amused everyone when she completely changed her looks, cutting her hair up to her neck in January 2009. She believes the change would give her a sense of freshness ahead of the major contest.
9. 2009 Miss Thailand Universe, Chutima Durongdej: 3753 votes
Chutima Durongdej is the winner of the Miss Thailand Universe 2009 contest. She is 23 years old and hails from London.
10. 2009 Miss Egypt Universe, Elham Wagdi, 3261 votes
2009 Miss Egypt Universe title winner, Elham Wagdi is 26 years old and hails from Cairo.
11. 2009 Miss Dominican Republic Universe, Ada De La Cruz: 1998 votes
This beauty from Dominic Republic boasts of an international experience on a similar stage. She represented her country in the Miss World 2007 contest and was one of the semi finalists. She was also crowned the 2009 Miss Dominican Republic Universe, and has been in the field of modeling since the age of 14.
12. 2009 Miss Puerto Rico Universe, Mayra Matos Perez: 5642 votes
Mayra Matos, the 2009 Miss Puerto Rico Universe winner, is a professional model. She won the Miss Teen International title in 2006 and has also won an award for Most Beautiful Face.
13. 2009 Miss Ecuador Universe, Sandra Vinces: 6191 votes
Sandra Vinces was born in Portoviejo in 1991. She is a professional model and is placed eighth in the Top Model of the World held in China. She has a love for art and has been a student of painting, singing, theater and professional modeling.
14. 2008 Miss Venezuela Universe, Stefania Fernandez: 5591 votes
Stefania Fernandez, age 18, is of Russian, Ukrainian, Galician and Polish origin. She is the winner of the 2008 Miss Venezuela Universe contest as well as the winner of the Miss Elegance, Best Body, Best Face titles.
15. 2009 Miss Romania Universe, Elena Bianca Constantin: 1255 votes
Elena Bianca Constantin is the 20-year-old winner of the 2009 Miss Romania Universe title.