29 septiembre 2009

Miss Singapore World Resigns / Renuncia Miss Singapore World

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Ris Low Yi Min, who was crowned Miss Singapore World 2009 on July 31, resigned days after her past conviction for credit card fraud was exposed for which she was sentenced two years of probation which limited or prohibited traveling outside the country. ERM World Marketing, local franchiseholders for Miss World, will conduct interviews to choose a new representative from Singapore for Miss World 2009.

Ris Low Yi Min, quien fuera coronada Miss Singapore World 2009 el 31 de julio, renunció a su título días después de revelarse una acusación por fraude de tarjeta de crédito por la cual fue sentenciada a dos años de probatoria los cuales limitaban o prohibían salidas fuera del país. ERM World Marketing, dueños locales de la franquicia de Miss World, harán una serie de entrevistas para elegir una nueva representante de Singapur para Miss World 2009.

Miss World Trinidad & Tobago 2009





Miss World Trinidad and Tobago 2009

Nation  
Contestant
Age
Height
(cm)
Height
(ft)
Hometown
 Trinidad and Tobago
Ashanna Arthur
21
173
5'8"
Glencoe


Ashanna Arthur, a Biology degree holder from Glencoe bagged the Miss World Trinidad and Tobago crown at the Queen's Hall in Port of Spain. She will represent the twin islands at the 59th Miss World 2009 finals in Johannesburg. Chenelle Maloney became the 1st runner-up, while Danielle Tadieu placed as 2nd runner-up.

28 septiembre 2009

Miss Belgium World 2009





Miss Belgium World 2009

Nation
Contestant  
Age  
Height
(cm) 
Height
(ft)
Hometown  
 Belgium
Zeynep Sever
18
176
5'9.5"
Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

Miss Belgium 2009 was crowned yesterday night in Brussels, and she is Zeynep Sever (C), Miss Brussels. The 1st runner-up was Cassandra d`Ermilio (L) and the 2nd runner-up was Michèle Thissen (R).
The winner is 18 years old and 1.76 m-tall. She participated in Miss Turkey last year, country where she was born. Zeynep's dream was to become Miss Belgium to try out her luck as an actress and to represent Belgium internationally.

She will participate in Miss World 2009

Miss Uganda World 2009






Miss Uganda World 2009

Nation   Contestant   Age   Height
(cm)  
Height
(ft)  
Hometown  
 Uganda Maria Namiiro 21 178
5'10" London


A UK-based beauty won the 2009 Miss Uganda beauty pageant at the Imperial Royale Hotel. Maria Namiiro, 21, will represent Uganda at the 2009 Miss World contest in Johannesburg this December. Joan Atieno was the 1st Princess, while Caroline Nantumbwe placed as the 2nd Princess. Performance Production, organiser of Miss Uganda-UK, took over the Miss Uganda franchise this year.

27 septiembre 2009

Changes in Miss Korea World 2009



Miss Korea World 2009



Nation 
Contestant 
Age
Height
(cm) 
Height
(ft) 
Hometown
 Korea
Kim Joo-ri
21
172
5'7"
Seoul

In the last edition of Miss Korea, celebrated on July 8 at the Sejong Center, Bo-In Choi (Miss Korea for Miss World 2008) crowned Seo Eun-Mi as one of the first runners-up giving her the responsibility of representing Korea in Miss World 2009. However, Miss Korea Organization decided to send Seo Eun-Mi to Miss International 2009 instead of Miss World 2009. The other first runner-up of the pageant is Cha Ye-Lin, and she will go to Miss Earth 2009. So, the question is: Who will represent Korea in Miss World 2009? It seems that the winner of Miss Korea 2009, Kim Ju-Ri; 21, 1.71m from Seoul; will represent Korea in Miss World 2009. Stay tuned for confirmation.

En la pasada edición del Miss Korea, celebrado el 8 de julio en el Centro Sejong, Bo-In Choi (Miss Corea para Miss World 2008) coronó a Seo Eun-Mi como una de las dos primeras finalistas del certamen recibiendo así la responsabilidad de representar a Corea en Miss World 2009. Sin embargo, la organización decidió enviar a Seo Eun-Mi al Miss International 2009 en lugar de Miss World 2009. Por otro lado, la otra primera finalista es Cha Ye-Lin, y competirá en Miss Earth 2009. La pregunta es ¿Quién representará a Corea en Miss World 2009? Al parecer la ganadora del Miss Korea 2009, Kim Ju-Ri; de 21 años, 1.71m y proveniente de Seúl; representará a Corea en Miss World 2009. Estaremos confirmando mas adelante.

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Edwin Toledo

Miss Ghana World 2009



Miss Ghana World 2009

Country
Contestant
Age
Height
(cm)
Height
(ft)
Hometown
 Ghana  
Mimi Areme
20
173
5'8"
Volta

Mimi Areme, a 20 year-old, 1.73m, marketing student from the Volta region, won the Miss Ghana 2009 pageant held at the Accra International Conference Center with the participation of 20 contestants. She will represent Ghana in Miss World 2010 in Nha Trang, Vietnam. First runner-up is Erica Maria Awini and second runner-up is Ayishetu Yauda.

Mimi Areme, una estudiante de mercadeo de 20 años, 1.73m y proveniente de la región Volta, ganó el certamen Miss Ghana 2009 celebrado en el Centro de Conferencias Accra International el cual contó con la participación de 20 candidatas. Ella representará a Ghana en Miss World 2010 en Nha Trang, Vietnam. La primera finalista es Erica Maria Awini y la segunda finalista es Ayishetu Yauda.

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Edwin Toledo

Miss Ireland World 2009

Laura Patterson
Laura Patterson, who has been crowned Miss Ireland 2009

 Miss Ireland World 2009
Nation   Contestant   Age   Height
(cm)  
Height
(ft)  
Hometown 
 Ireland Laura Patterson 19 173 5'8" Derry


A 19-year-old Londonderry woman has been crowned the new Miss Ireland.

Laura Patterson beat 31 competitors to win the pageant at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoighaire, County Dublin, on Saturday night.

The student and part-time model will now represent Ireland in the Miss World 2009 finals in South Africa later this year.

Laura is a law and accountancy student at the University of Ulster's Magee campus in Derry. She is a former Miss Teen Ireland winner.

25 septiembre 2009

Miss Singapur, condenada a dos años de libertad vigilada



Miss Singapur World 2009, condenada a dos años 
de libertad vigilada

La candidata de Singapur al concurso de belleza de Miss World  fue condenada a dos años de libertad vigilada por varios delitos por fraude de tarjetas de crédito por valor de más de mil euros, informó hoy la prensa local.

Ris Low, de 19 años, se apropió hace unos meses de tres tarjetas, con las que compró varias pulseras de oro, pagó su factura del teléfono y otros gastos, según el diario "The Straits Times".

La beldad, que afirma haber devuelto ya parte del dinero que robó mediante tarjetas de pacientes de la clínica privada en el que trabajaba a tiempo parcial como ayudante, según la sentencia.
Por ahora se desconoce si podrá viajar el próximo diciembre a Johannesburgo (Sudáfrica), donde está prevista su participación en el certamen internacional de Miss World.

ERM World, que organiza el certamen de belleza, no tiene constancia de sus antecedentes criminales y no está claro si Low podrá aspirar a la corona en representación de Singapur.

24 septiembre 2009

Miss Venezuela World 2009



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Miss Venezuela World 2009

Country
Contestant
Age
Height
(cm)
Height
(ft)
Hometown
 Venezuela
Adriana Vasini
22
178
5'10"
Maracaibo


La representante del estado Zulia, Adriana Vasini, una de las favoritas, fue electa Miss Venezuela World 2009 y representará a Venezuela en el Miss World 2010.

Miss Nepal World 2009





Miss Nepal World 2009



Nation
Contestant  
Age
Height
(cm)
Height
(ft)
Hometown
Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal
Zenisha Moktan
20
169
5'6"
Kathmandu







Zenisha Moktan, 20 and 1.68m, was crowned Fem Miss Nepal 2009 in Kathmandu. She will represent Nepal in Miss World 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 12. First runner-up is Richa Thapa and the second runner-up is Kunchhang Moktan Tamng. The pageant was successfully held after the fall of the maoist government who prevented the celebration of last year's edition.

Zenisha Moktan, 20 y 1.68m, fue coronada Fem Miss Nepal 2009 en Katmandú. Ella representará a Nepal en Miss World 2009 en Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica el 12 de diciembre. La primera finalista es Richa Thapa y la segunda finalista es Kunchhang Moktan Tamng. El certamen fue celebrado luego de la caída del gobierno maoísta quienes no permitieron que se realizara el evento el año pasado.

Miss World Japan looks for U.S. granddad

Miss World Japan looks for U.S. granddad


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Sending a signal: (Left to right) Miss World Japan Elza Sasaki, grandmother Chiyoko Inafuku and mother Tammy Sasaki pose for a photo in Chatan, Okinawa Prefecture, on Aug. 12. A photo taken around 1950 shows a portrait of U.S. Air Force technical sergeant Tom Snell, Elza's purported grandfather. KYODO PHOTO
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By YOSHINO MATSUI
Kyodo News

URUMA, Okinawa Pref. — For 21-year-old Elza Sasaki, Japan's representative for the Miss World contest in December, winning the beauty pageant is not just about opening doors to achieve her childhood dream of becoming a super model, but also about generating media exposure to help her find her long-lost American grandfather.

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Sending a signal: (Left to right) Miss World Japan Elza Sasaki, grandmother Chiyoko Inafuku and mother Tammy Sasaki pose for a photo in Chatan, Okinawa Prefecture, on Aug. 12. A photo taken around 1950 shows a portrait of U.S. Air Force technical sergeant Tom Snell, Elza's purported grandfather. KYODO PHOTO
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Discovering the whereabouts of the former U.S. Air Force officer, who was stationed in Okinawa shortly after the end of the war and would be around 80 if still alive, is a desire that Elza — who beat some 3,000 contestants last October to represent Japan at the pageant in Johannesburg — inherited from her mother Tammy Sasaki, 57.

Her mother, who was named after her father's nickname "Tommie," also dreamed of reuniting with her father, who left Japan before she was born, by becoming famous to draw attention to herself. Her efforts were rewarded when she was selected to become a member of the Japanese women's basketball team for the 1972 Munich Olympics. Her hopes were dashed, however, when the International Olympic Committee decided not to introduce women's basketball at the Games.

But for 76-year-old Chiyoko Inafuku, Elza's grandmother, the man she met nearly 60 years ago while working as a waitress at Kadena Air Base has long been "history," she said in a recent interview at her home in Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture.

The man, whose name is believed to be Tom Snell, disappeared suddenly in 1951 when Inafuku was pregnant with Tammy. Until his disappearance, Snell had been a caring boyfriend throughout the roughly one year they spent together, bringing boxes of clothes, tableware and other gifts to her home after her pregnancy forced her to quit her job at the base.

"It was a great shock to me," said Inafuku, speaking about him in detail for the first time since he disappeared. The strain of thinking about it kept her awake the night before the interview, she said.

Elza Sasaki, a junior at Japan Women's College of Physical Education in Tokyo, and Tammy Sasaki, an aerobics instructor in Tottori Prefecture, were with Inafuku during the interview because were both anxious to learn about the man they had only seen in a photograph. Inafuku's photo shows a smiling Snell in his U.S. Air Force uniform, which indicated his rank was technical sergeant, or "tech sergeant," as she recalls.

The two met when Inafuku was 18 and Snell 22. She remembers he was born in the year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac, which made him four years older because she was born in the year of the Monkey. If her memory is correct, it means Snell was born in 1928.

Among other things she remembers about him are that he was Jewish and his hometown was in Ohio. With brown eyes and brown hair, Snell was a little skinny but "a handsome man who looked like Jiro Tamiya," Inafuku said with a smile, referring to the late Japanese actor.

After he disappeared, the pregnant Inafuku, who could only speak broken English, did all she could to find him. She wrote a letter, had it translated into English and asked one of his colleagues to send it to him, but heard nothing from Snell himself. She repeated the process, but in vain.

After the second attempt and the passing of the years, she said her feelings for him slowly faded.

"I had to raise a child and had simply no time for that (searching for him)," she said. She also wondered whether he had gone on to fight in the 1950-1953 Korean War and was killed.

Inafuku began working at the U.S. Air Force base when she was 17 to earn money so her three younger brothers could go to school after her mother was widowed in 1945 during the Battle of Okinawa. Since the minimum age for working at the base was 18, she lied and put on makeup to make herself look older.

Inafuku resumed work at the base when Tammy was 10 months old and continued to work, mainly as a cashier, for U.S. military personnel until she reached the mandatory retirement age of 60.

"All my life I just worked and worked like a worker bee," she said.

Her daughter and granddaughter appeared glad when Inafuku began recalling memories of some of the good times she had with Snell.

She said the two started dating after Snell asked what her foot size was and gave her a pair of leather shoes, a valuable item at the time.

"So he bought your love with presents!" laughed Tammy Sasaki.

As a child, Tammy Sasaki was often bullied and ridiculed because of her Caucasian appearance. She was called "konketsu" (mixed breed) and had sand thrown over her head as she was walking down the street.

"My mother always told me, 'Don't stand out,' and I hated that because I didn't know how not to with my appearance," she said.

But Tammy Sasaki said she used the discrimination to make her stronger.

"When I was young, I wanted to become a world famous person so I could find my father and tell him, 'You are selfish and irresponsible,' " said Tammy, who was recruited by Unitika Ltd. to join the Osaka-based synthetic fiber maker's women's basketball team when she was a second-year high school student.

After finishing high school, she left for Osaka with her passport — Okinawa was still under U.S. occupation at the time — and took an airplane for the first time in her life.

But Tammy Sasaki quit basketball after the IOC decision in 1972. Women's basketball would become an Olympic sport four years later at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. "It really brought me down. I thought I could not do it another four years," she said.

For Elza Sasaki, being a quarter Caucasian is one of her strengths and standing out is a good thing. At 174 cm tall, her long limbs have prompted some to call her "spider woman," she giggled.

Like her mother, she excels at sports and became the national high jump champion at 15. "I believe I got this talent for sports from Tom-san," said Elza, who was named after the orphaned lion cub in the award-winning 1966 film "Born Free" because her mother wanted her daughter to be strong.

"Hearing the story (of her grandmother) makes me want to see him even more," said Elza, who wants to "thank him for the good things" she inherited from him.

Tammy Sasaki has more complex feelings about him, but said if her daughter's competing in Miss World can somehow bring about a meeting with her father, she would tell him, "You abandoned us, but we are all so happy."

japantimes.co.jp

Miss World Puerto Rico 2009 apoya donación




Jennifer Colón apoya con su belleza la donación de sangre

Cuando Jennifer Colón, Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 2009, llegue a Johannesburg, Sudáfrica, donde se celebrará este año el certamen internacional, presentará el "mega proyecto" de labor social que ha estado trabajando desde el mes de agosto: una campaña de donación de sangre con los Servicios de Sangre de la Cruz Roja Americana.

Jenny, como se le ha dado a conocer, ha sido la imagen de los afiches y materiales promocionales de esta campaña y ya ha visitado 11 de los 17 recintos universitarios que forman parte de su plan para recolectar 900 unidades de sangre que se utilizarán para salvar las vidas de pacientes puertorriqueños.

La joven informó hoy, en conferencia de prensa en la sede de la Cruz Roja Americana, que tomó la iniciativa de hacer de éste su proyecto de Belleza con Popósito, al considerar el crucial momento en que su hermano menor, quien tiene impedimentos, necesitó sangre luego de una operación.Gracias a que el niño recibió su transfusión en aquella ocasión, se pudo salvar.

Ahora, la reina de belleza quiere dejarles saber a los jóvenes como ella la importancia de la donación de sangre y desea fomentar en ellos una cultura de desprendimiento, de modo que puedan contribuir con el banco de la Cruz Roja cuantas veces puedan.

"Una manera sencilla en la que todos podemos ayudar a salvar vidas es donando sangre. Es sencillo, no toma mucho tiempo y puede alargarle la vida a un amigo o a un familiar", apuntó la representante de Puerto Rico, quien partirá a Sudáfrica el 2 de noviembre.

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23 septiembre 2009

¿No tiene Miss Zulia, cara y porte de Miss World?



Este jueves a las 7 de la noche, desde el Poliedro de Caracas, se transmitirá por Venevision, la edición 2009 del magno evento de la belleza: "Miss Venezuela" Desde hace varios días, se vienen dando en los diferentes medios de comunicación, foros, paginas Web, y hasta en programas de TV, los nombres de las favoritas, a ceñirse la corona, que ostenta Stefania Fernández. Uno de los nombres que más suena últimamente, para ser nuestra nueva soberana, es de de Miss Zulia, Adriana Basini, una joven de 22 años de edad, y estudiante de medicina en su tierra natal. La topología de esta hermosa joven, es la ideal para ir a Miss Mundo. Sin quitarle meritos, y por estrategia, ella debería ser Miss Word Venezuela, y no Miss Venezuela 2009. ¿Las razones? Aunque para Stefania Fernández, nada es imposible, el volver a lograr la corona de Miss Universo, por tercera vez consecutiva, es algo improbable, de lograrse esa hazaña, los demás países, protestarían, y seria un problema duro de enfrentar para la organización Miss Universo. En cambio, Venezuela no logra la corona de Miss Mundo, desde hace 14 largos años, cuando en 1995, la bella Jacqueline Aguilera trajo esa alegría al país. ¿No les parece lógico? Adriana tiene el tipo de belleza de Astrid Carolina Herrera (1984) Ninibeth Leal (1991) Jacqueline Aguilera (1995) que tanto impacto a tenido en ese evento, donde Susana Duijm, comenzó la saga en 1955, que luego en 1981 Pilin León y las anteriores reinas mencionadas, continuaron. Las cartas están echadas, solo falta esperar hasta este 24 de septiembre, para saber el nombre de nuestra próxima Miss Venezuela. Mientras tanto, mostramos esta hermosa grafica de Adriana Basini, tomada por Iván Dumont, diga usted: ¿No tiene Miss Zulia, cara y porte de Miss Mundo?

21 septiembre 2009

Miss Kazakhstan 2009



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Symbat Madyarov, an 18 year-old student from Almaty, was crowned Miss Kazakhstan 2009 at the Astana Square. She will represent Kazakhstan at 59th Miss World pageant in London, Dubai and South Africa beginning next November.

Symbat Madyarov, una estudiante de 18 años proveniente de Almá-Atá, fue coronada Miss Kazakhstan 2009 en el Astana Square. Ella representará a Kazajstán en la 59na edición de Miss World en Londres, Dubai y Sudáfrica a partir del próximo noviembre.

Photo credit: Miss Kazakhstan

18 septiembre 2009

Claudia María Carrasco, la chica Caretas







Chica Caretas :::: Claudia María Carrasco, la nueva Miss Perú Mundo 2009, marcha sobre ruedas hacia la corona.

¿Qué piensa del Miss Perú Mundo y los concursos de belleza?
–No solo es para mostrar tu belleza (N. del R.: 90-62-92) sino también para dar a conocer tu lado intelectual, emocional, social, y el amor por tu país.

–¿Qué opina de la Miss Confucio Panamá?
–A quién no le ha ocurrido una confusión en una respuesta...

Fotos cortesía de Caretas y Glam Perú

17 septiembre 2009

Miss Scotland 2009




Tennis coach and model Katharine Brown is the new pride of the nation after being crowned Miss Scotland 2009.

She got into the final after beating thousands of entries and last night finally landed the glittering crown and title.

The gorgeous 22-year-old, from Dunblane in Perthshire, screamed “Oh my God”, as she was declared the winner. She then mouthed: “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” according to The Scottish Sun.

Hosted by Duncan James from Blue, the glamourous bash had a 2000-strong crowd, performances from stunning girlband The Saturdays and a celebrity judging panel including STV's very own Stephen Jardine and Miss Scotland 2008 Stephanie Willemse.

Stephanie saw her reign as Miss Scotland come to an end and told The Scottish Sun:

“I now have to take a back seat as the new Miss Scotland becomes our country’s ambassador, but I know she’ll do a wonderful job.”

Runner-up was Jamey Bowers, 19, from Edinburgh while Diane Mathieson, also 19, from Saltcoats in Ayrshire came third.

The new Miss Scotland took home £10,000, a sunshine holiday, £500 worth of Ultimo lingerie and swimwear, a year’s free haircare from Taylor Ferguson, a presenter audition for Radio Clyde, a showreel audition to launch a new TV career, and she’s now the official face of Rox Jewellery.

And later this year Katharine will become Scotland’s hope in the Miss World 2009 pageant in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Miss World Romania 2009



Loredana Violeta Salanta, 18 and 1.78m, from Bistrita, was crowned Miss World Romania 2009 at the Cantacuzino Castle in Bucharest. She will represent Romania in Miss World 2009 in South Africa next December. First runner-up is Alexandra Dumitrache from Mioveni and second runner-up is Otilia Tirpan from Constanta.

Loredana Violeta Salanta; 18, 1.78m y proveniente de Bistrita; fue coronada Miss World Romania 2009 en el Castillo Cantacuzino en Bucarest. Ella representará a Rumania en Miss World 2009 en Sudáfrica el próximo diciembre. La primera finalista es Alexandra Dumitrache de Mioveni y la segunda finalista es Otilia Tirpan de Constanta.

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13 septiembre 2009

Ksenia Sukhinova esta en la primera página de la revista Glamour

Miss Mundo hizo un sesion de fotos para la primera página de una revista
Ksenia Sukhinova esta en la primera página de la revista Glamour de este mes. La reina de Miss Mundo voló a Nueva York al principio del año para ser fotografiado por el fotografo Patrick Demarchelier.
El edición de Septiembre de Glamour es la última de las tantas articulos de Ksenia. Ella ha aparecido en publicaciones bien conocidos del mundo incluyendo en la primera página de las revistas OK! Y Imagen. Tambien ha aparecido en Vogue, Hello! Elle, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, Russia Now, y en cienes mas de publicaciones nacionales y locales.
Ksenia commentó “ Estoy muy emocionada de estar en la primera página de la edición de Septiembre de Glamour. Volar a Nueva York para la sesión de fotos fue una experiencia muy maravilloso y es genial ver por fin las fotos en la revista”.
Missworld.com

09 septiembre 2009

Saint Kitts and Nevis withdraws / Se retira San Cristóbal y Nieves


Issues and problems between the current Miss World St. Kitts-Nevis, Venetta Zakers, and the current Miss World franchiseholder for the islands, Eversley Liburd, are the reason why St. Kitts and Nevis will not compete in Miss World 2009 in South Africa. Communication dwindled between both, after both complained that each other was not communitating. Liburd said that Zakers did not sent him the Miss World contract before the established deadline, but Zakers said that the organization did not collected the necessary funds for her participation and she was not going to commit before having sponsorship. During the national pageant, the contestants were informed verbally that they would not be allowed to represent any organization, however Zakers was named a Global Goodwill Ambassador and Spokesperson for The Caribbean All-Star Student (CAS). Last May in Barbados, the organizer said he became dissapointed on Zakers' behavior during the Caribbean Fashion Awards. After all the incidents, Liburd said he is no longer committed to sending Zakers to represent the islands in Miss World 2009 in South Africa, and a new show will be organized next year to select a representative for Miss World 2010.
Problemas entre la actual Miss World St. Kitts-Nevis, Venetta Zakers, y el actual director nacional de Miss World, Eversley Liburd, es la razón por la cual San Cristóbal y Nieves no competirá en Miss World 2009 en Sudáfrica. La comunicación entre las partes se fue reduciendo, mientras cada uno alegaba que cada parte no se comunicaba entre si. Liburd menciona que Zakers no le envió el contrato de Miss World antes de la fecha límite establecida, pero Zakers reacciona diciendo que no se comprometería hasta que no hubiese garantía de auspiciadores para su participación. Durante el certamen nacional, las candidatas fueron informadas verbalmente de que no podían representar a ninguna organización, pero Zakers fue nombrada como la embajadora global de buena voluntad y portavoz del Caribbean All-Star Student (CAS). En mayo pasado, el director alega que se sintió decepcionado por el comportamiento de Zakers durante los Caribbean Fashion Awards. Luego de estos incidentes, Liburd confirmo que ya no enviará a Zakers a representar las islas en Miss World 2009 y se realizará otro evento el próximo año para seleccionar una representante al Miss World 2010.
Cortesía Edwin Toledo

News from Portugal / Noticias de Portugal

Andréia Rodrigues (Miss Mundo Portugal 2008) revealed that she is the organizer of Miss Mundo/Portugal 2009 on an interview at Fama in www.sapo.pt back in May 23. She aims to make the pageant an annual and renowned event. Back in May, the organization was in the phase of recruiting sponsors for the event whose charity project will be working with Associaçao SOL who help infants with HIV and their families. The national pageant is expected to take place next October. 15 contestants will be chosen by casting with the help of L'Agence Models and for five days will be on an intensive course in fashion and makeup, the process begin on September. Winner will represent Portugal in Miss World 2009 in South Africa.

Andréia Rodrigues (Miss Mundo Portugal 2008) reveló que es la organizadora de Miss Mundo/Portugal 2009 en una entrevista hecha en la sección Fama del website www.sapo.pt el pasado 23 de mayo. Ella espera hacer del evento uno anual y reconocido. En mayo, la organización se encontraba en la fase de reclutar auspiciadores para el evento cuyo proyecto caritativo será trabajar con la Associaçao SOL que ayuda a infantes con el virus HIV y sus familias. Se espera que el certamen nacional se celebre en octubre. 15 candidatas serán seleccionadas por casting con la ayuda de la agencia de modelos L'Agence y por 5 días recibirán un curso intensivo de moda y maquillaje, el proceso comienza en septiembre. La ganadora representará a Portugal en Miss World 2009 en Sudáfrica.

Cortesía Edwin Toledo

Miss Cayman Islands Cancelled / Cancelan Miss Islas Caimán

The 2009 edition of Miss Cayman Islands had been cancelled fue to lack of government funding. The Miss World franchise is under the Ministry of Tourism and the pageant is organized by the Miss Cayman Committee which receives $100,000 from the national authorities for prizes and expenses, but due to the current economic crisis the money was not available this year. Six contestants were going to participate in the pageant that was scheduled to take place on September 26 at the Lions Centre was pushed back to October 26 and then cancelled. The pageant probably will take place in Summer 2010 and is expected that there will be no representative from the Cayman Islands in Miss World 2009 in South Africa, unless a runner-up is sent which is doubtful.
La edición 2009 del Miss Cayman Islands fue cancelada por falta de fondos provenientes del gobierno. La franquicia de Miss World la tiene el Ministerio de Turismo y el certamen es organizado por el Comite Miss Cayman el cual recibe $100,000 de las autoridades nacionales para premios y gastos, pero debido a la actual crisis económica el dinero no estuvo disponible para este año. Seis candidatas participarían en el certamen que originalmente se celebraría el 26 de septiembre en el Lions Centre, luego fue movido al 26 de octubre y ahora cancelado. Probablemente el certamen se celebre en verano del 2010 y se espera que las Islas Caimán no envíen representante al Miss World 2009, a menos que se envíe una finalista del 2008 lo cual es dudoso.
Cortesía Edwin Toledo

08 septiembre 2009

Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka for Miss World 2009


Gamya takes the crown of Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka for Miss World 2009

It was a dazzling affair when 11 beautiful Sri Lankan girls walked the ramp to determine their destiny for the Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka 2009 title. Hosted by media personality Narada and former Miss Sri Lanka Rozanne Diasz, the Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka for Miss World 2009 is definitely a lucky girl. For the first time in Sri Lanka pageant history, Miss Sri Lanka got to keep a pure silver sceptre flown all the way from New York courtesy Bullion Exchange jewellers. Happening acts performed encompassing Iraj, Priham, Nadro and the top dancers from the “Derana City of Dance’ contest gave the audience some real entertainment. The contestants dancing the ‘Macarena’ became one of the highlights of the show with good leopard print designs and pretty Jane outfits. A special song composed by Arun Liyan & sung by Derana Dream Star Udesh Indula was made especially for the Miss Sri Lanka contest and a video was also made for it. The judges included an interesting and diverse array of professionals including Ashok Ferry,Govinda Tidball, Shyamalee Tudawe, Kheema, Gerald Solomons, Yasodara Wimaladarma and Kishu Gomes.Others who helped immensely were Ramani Fernando, Senaka de Silva and Andre Estefan to make sure the show went according to plan. However, it was fate that would decide which girl would have it in her destiny to represent Sri Lanka in South Africa for the Miss World contest. From the final five, the first runner-up place went to Shermali Perera and second runner-up spot went to Ayeshani Dulangi where the girls got to keep their crown and have plenty of fabulous prizes.
The mini-title winners:
Veet Miss Beautiful Skin - Gamya Wijayadasa
Best National Costume - Amanda Silva
Rebbonn Miss Beautiful Hair - Isuri Dilshani
Miss Talent - Lakshani Heshani
Veet Top Model - Shermali Perera
Miss Beautiful Eyes - Ayeshani Dulangi
J&J Miss Clear Face - Ayeshani Dulangi
Veet Miss Beautiful Legs -Gamya Wijayadasa
Miss Photogenic - Lakshani Heshani
Fadna Miss Energetic - Ruwani Weerasooriya
Miss Congeniality - Nadisha Yapage
Miss Personality - Gamya Wijayadasa

07 septiembre 2009

Miss Guadeloupe International 2009 (Guadeloupe World)



Beatrice Blaise, 20 and 1.80m, won the Miss International Guadeloupe 2009 contest on September 5. She will represent the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe at the 59th Miss World pageant in South Africa. First runner-up is Clamy Joelle and second runner-up is Seymour Marie-Ange.

Beatrice Blaise, 20 y 1.80m, ganó el Miss International Guadeloupe 2009 celebrado el 5 de septiembre. Ella representará a la isla caribeña de Guadalupe en la 59na edición de Miss World en Sudáfrica. La primera finalista es Clamy Joelle y la segunda finalista es Seymour Marie-Ange.

Cortesía de Edwin Toledo