August 24, 2009 – Another Venezuelan bagged the crown this year. Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela stepped up and won over other 80 contestants in Miss Universe 2009 today.

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She won 2008 title during a pageant held in Caracas, Venezuela last September 10, 2008.  She was crowned by the outgoing titleholder, Dayana Mendoza. Fernández also won the “Miss Elegance”, “Best Body” and “Best Face” titles during the beauty peagent.

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She became the second Miss Trujillo to win that title since the Miss Venezuela pageant began in 1952. The first was Bárbara Palacios, Miss Venezuela 1986 and Miss Universe 1986.  Stefanía is of Ukrainian, Galician and Polish origins. She plays tennis and swims as a hobby.

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Here are the other winners of the event :
1st runner-up – Ada de la Cruz (Dominican Republic)
2nd runner-up – Marigona Dragusha (Kosovo)
3rd runner-up – Rachael Finch (Australia)
4th runner-up – Mayra Matos (Puerto Rico)
Miss Congeniality – Wang Jingyao (China)
Miss Photogenic – Chutima Durongdej (Thailand)

Miss Universe 2009 Top 10 Finalist :
1. Puerto Rico
2. Czech Republic
3. Dominican Republic
4. Australia
5. Kosovo
6. United States
7. Switzerland
8. France
9. South Africa
10. Venezuela

The Top 10 in Evening Gown :
1. Dominican Republic – 9.428
2. Kosovo – 9.250
3. Puerto Rico – 9.050
4. Australia – 9.039
5. Venezuela – 8.869
6. France – 8.650
7. South Africa – 8.040
8. Czech Republic – 8.010
9. Switzerland – 7.890
10. USA – 7.550

SPECIAL AWARDS:
Miss Congeniality – China
Miss Photogenic – Thailand
Best National Costume – Panama


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