Monday, August 24, 2009
Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez, has won the crown of Miss Universe 2009. Held at Nassau, Bahamas, the 18-year-old who enjoys hobbies like tennis and swimming, beat out young women from 83 countries around the world. This is the 5th time Venezuela has won the crown and now the second consecutive time the country has won the Miss Universe title (2008's Miss Universe was Venezuela's Dayana Mendoza). Venezuela could very well be the beauty capital of the world. Miss Australia's Rachael Finch and Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos Perez were the first runners up and Miss Kosovo Gona Dragusha holds the title of the second runner up.