Friday, September 25, 2009

20 year-old Marelisa Gibson Villegas is the newly crowned Miss Venezuela 2009 pageant held at the Poliedro de Caracas on September 24, 2009

Miss Venezuela 2009
Reigning Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez crowns her sucessor

CARACAS, September 24, 2009 - Marelisa Gibson Villegas (photo), a 20-year old student of architecture, won the Miss Venezuela 2009 pageant held at the Poliedro de Caracas on September 24th.

The 1.78 m beauty, who was the top favorite to win according to experts and bookies, will represent Venezuela at the Miss Universe 2010 contest, where she will try to win a third consecutive crown for the country.

Marelisa had also been the winner of the "Rostro Ebel" award, given to the contestant with the most beautiful face. Stefania Fernandez had been the recipient of this award prior to being crowned Miss Venezuela.

Crowned as Miss World Venezuela was Miss Zulia, Adriana Vasini, also a favorite. The 22-year old from Maracaibo stands 1.78 m tall and will represent the country at the Miss World 2010 pageant in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

The crown of Miss Venezuela International went to Miss Trujillo, 18-year old Elizabeth Mosquera. She will compete at the 2010 Miss International pageant in Japan.

Completing the Top 5, were the contestants from Tachira (Mariangela Bonnani) and Amazonas (Jessica Guillen). They will compete in contests like Reina Hispanoamericana and Reina Internacional del Cafe.

Special awards went to Zulia (Miss Internet), Merida (Miss Photogenic), and Vargas (Miss Congeniality).

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