The 58th edition of the prestigious Miss Universe 2009 pageant will be held at the Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas on August 23, 2009.

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The reigning Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza from Venezuela , will crown her successor at the end of this event. 85 countries and territories will compete for the title and the pageant will broadcast live in more than 60 countries around the world.

This year’s coronation night will be hosted by Billy Bush and Claudia Jordan. See below the list of contestants from each country they represents :

ALBANIA – Hasna Xhukuci
ANGOLA – Nelsa Alves
ARGENTINA – Johanna Lasic
ARUBA – Dianne Croes
AUSTRALIA – Rachael Finch
BAHAMAS – Kiara Sherman
BELGIUM – Zeynep Sever
BOLIVIA – Dominique Peltier
BRAZIL – Larissa Costa
BULGARIA – Elitsa Lubenova
CANADA – Mariana Valente
CAYMAN ISLANDS – Nicosia Lawson
CHINA – Jing Yao Wang
COLOMBIA – Michelle Rouillard
COSTA RICA – Jessica Umaña
CROATIA – Sarah Cosic
CURACAO – Angie Simon
CYPRUS – Klelia Yiasemidou
CZECH REPUBLIC – Iveta Lutovska
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Ada de la Cruz
ECUADOR – Sandra Vinces
EGYPT – Elham Wagdi
EL SALVADOR – Mayella Mena
ESTONIA – Diana Arno
ETHIOPIA – Melat Yante
FINLAND – Essi Poysti
FRANCE – Chloe Mortaud
GEORGIA – Lika Orzhonikidze
GERMANY – Martina Lee
GHANA – Jennifer Koranteng
GREAT BRITAIN – Clair Cooper
GREECE – Viviana Kampanile
GUAM – Racine Manley
GUATEMALA – Lourdes Figueroa
GUYANA – Jenel Cox
HUNGARY – Zsuzsa Budai
ICELAND – Ingibjörg Egilsdóttir
INDIA – Ekta Chowdhry
INDONESIA – Zivanna Siregar
IRELAND – Diana Donnelly
ISRAEL – Yulia Liubianitzki
ITALY – Laura Valenti
JAPAN – Emiri Miyasaka,/a>
KAZAKHSTAN – Olga Nikitina
KOREA –
Seon Na Ri
KOSOVO – Marigona Dragusha
LEBANON – Martine Andraos
MALAYSIA – Joanne Belle Ng Li Vun
MAURITIUS – Anais Veerapatren
MEXICO – Karla Carrillo
MONTENEGRO – Anja Jovanovic
NAMIBIA – Happie Ntalamo
NETHERLANDS – Avalon Chanel Weyzig
NEW ZEALAND – Katie Taylor
NICARAGUA – Indiana Sanchez
NIGERIA – Sandra Otohwo
NORWAY – Eli Landa
PANAMA – Diana Broce
PARAGUAY – Mareike Baumgarten
PERU – Karen Schwarz
PHILIPPINES – Pamela Bianca Manalo
POLAND – Angelika Jakubowska
PUERTO RICO – Mayra Matos
ROMANIA – Bianca Constantin
RUSSIA – Sofia Rudieva
SERBIA – Dragana Atlija
SINGAPORE – Rachel Kum
SLOVAK REPUBLIC – Denisa Mendrejova
SLOVENIA – Mirela Korac
SOUTH AFRICA – Tatum Keshwar
SWEDEN – Renate Cerljen
SWITZERLAND – Whitney Toyloy
TANZANIA – Illuminata James
THAILAND – Chutima Durongdej
TURKEY – Senem Kuyucuoglu
TURKS & CAICOS – Jewel Selver
UKRAINE – Kristina Kotz-Gotlib
URUGUAY – Cinthia D’Ottone
USA – Kristen Dalton
VENEZUELA – Stefania Fernandez
VIETNAM – Vo Hoang Yen
ZAMBIA – Andella Chileshe

Please NOTE that Spain and Honduras are still on the prosess electing their representative. Sri Lanka and Trinidad & Tobago already withdrew from this year’s pageant.

For some interesting news on some of the candidates click here.


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