Stefania Fernandez Wins Miss Universe 2009!

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The lovely Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez, was crowned Miss Universe 2009 last night. The 18-year-old (!) is a worthy title-holder, to say the least.

She defeated finalists from Puerto Rico, Kosovo, Australia and the Dominican Republic. When she heard that Miss Dominican Republic, Ada Aimee De la Cruz, was named first Runner-Up, that meant Stefania Fernandez became the new Miss Universe.

Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011

Stefania is the second consecutive Miss Venezuela to win Miss Universe, and shared a hug with her predecessor, Dayana Mendoza, on stage after she won.

Receiving the tiara from Dayana, Stefania accidentally dropped the thing on stage. But with true grace and dignity, they rebounded as if nothing happened.

Stefania Fernandez beams upon being crowned Miss Universe 2009.

The second runner-up was Miss Kosovo Gona Dragusha, while Miss Australia Rachael Finch was third runner-up. Miss China Wang Jingyao was Miss Photogenic, while Miss Thailand Chutima Durongdej was named Miss Congeniality.

The top 15 finalists appeared in bathing suits before the final 10 were chosen for the evening gown segment. Pageant co-owner Donald Trump told reporters:

"I think this is the most beautiful group of women I've ever seen."

The televised event includes musical performances by Flo Rida, David Guetta, Kelly Rowland and Heidi Montag. We'll have a video of that disaster up later.

Stefania Fernandez was also named "Miss Elegance" "Best Body" and "Best Face." We're just hoping she doesn't add "Miss Nude Photo Scandal" shortly.

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Ok, so there are lots of opinions and patriotic resentment here, but the hard cold truth is that these pageants are NOT what they used to be, a celebration of womanhood and diversity. It is now a business, as everything Mr Trump does, so whoever wins really will be influenced by said Businessman's interests. These is the reason why regardless of their answers, walk, speak, think, the way they look in a swimsuit, night gown, etc there is always a winner from the start. On the subject of Miss Venezuela, I do think that if my theory is correct, the least these guys could have done was to send someone much better looking and educated (although speaking English should not be an indicator of it -If that is a requirement then only the USA, Britain and the Commonwealth countries would be allowed to participate- Diversity, richness of cultures and other languages is also the magic of these pageants). This time they made it quite obvious to the rest of the world this was a fix.

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It's not fair at all..
Indonesia or Vietnam should have be in 15 (at least)..
racism..
:(

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AS EXPECTED, ANOTHER ARTIFICIALLY ENHANCED BEAUTY FROM VENEZUELA WON THE PAGEANT! SHE DOESN'T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH NOR WAS SHE ABLE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION CORRECTLY. APPRARENTLY, THERE'S OBVIOUS DISCRIMINATION OF NATURAL BEAUTIES FROM ASIA SINCE NONE WAS INCLUDED IN THE FINAL 15. THESE GIRLS WERE JUST WASTING THEIR TIME AND MONEY JOINING THIS CONTEST!

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what an ugly miss universe 2009. Very big mouth and a giraffe neck. I think all the judges are blind haha.

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Jesse, if you don't know, when the top 5 are selected the scores are reset to zero and what really counts is the question.
As for the question it was as good as the others. Probably the 3rd best answer. And let me remind you this. The subjective factor in the judges goes beyond the the evening gown scores and the swimsuit scores. Every contestant is being scored in entire week and the one that really stood up was Stephanie. What a classy, elegant and super pretty girl to carry the crown. The beauty of this girl is incredible.

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she doesnt even look 18 dammmn she been givin dat ass for a looong time and whats with the feathers she looks like a damn cocotu!!!!! : ) LOL and dis comment is from GRINGA DOLIDA ; ) JAJAJAJAJAJA she has more teeth than a baboon her neck is longer than a giraffe.

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VENEZUELA IS A GREAT COUNTRY AND WE HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMENS AROUND THE WORLD OK... DAYANA MENDOZA IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND STEFANIA TOO VIVA VENEZUELA EL PAIS DE LAS MUJERES MAS BELLAS DEL UNIVERSO VENEZUELA IS THE BEST

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I love to watch her winning the title of beauti pagent of Miss Univeres......... But i don't think that the title holder fulfill their words in their real life, They speak because they just want to win not more than that .......................

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I was astounded at how many beautiful women were in the pageant this year. I do have to agree that that they should speak English and not have to have an interpreter so that we can really hear how they are going to represent us. I am biligual and the interpretations that were done were done poorly and even the ones that I did not understand I could see by the stuttering that they weren't being done well. Miss Puerto Rico was gorgeous but she was pouring out of her dress in comparison to the other girls. If I were to have picked I would have picked Miss Puerto Rico for beauty and for her answer . Her dress was beautiful (but would have preferred a couple of inches more on top) I had visions of her showing up in dignitary dinners representing us and dressing like that and again I would prefer that the pageant expect the girls to speak English and answer her own questions without interpreters. As pretty as Miss Venezuela was I was surprised she won.

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I'm latin and I think is not fair that latin women always win.There are beauty in the whole world not just in latin america.