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News on December 13,2009

Miss Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino has won the coveted crown as Miss World 2009, triumphing out of 112 beautiful and talented young women in the 59th Miss World Final from Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, City of Gold.

As the final duty in her reign, Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova removed the bejeweled crown to place it on the head of her successor as the new Miss World 2009. Taking up her deserved position on the throne, Miss World 2009 was joined by first runner-up Mexico and second runner-up South Africa

Lost for words amid all the excitement and emotion of the event, Gibraltar distilled her tear-filled feelings into a few poignant words: “My time has come. I am living a dream that I pray will never end.”

India was also announced as the winner of the Miss World Beauty With A Purpose Award for her inspirational charity works.

The glittering two-hour spectacular showcased the beauty and talent of 112 of the World’s most incredible young women, who have spent one month enjoying the wonders of South Africa.

Presenters of the show were China’s leading TV presenter Angela Chow, South African TV host Michelle McLean, and Miss World Event Director Steve Douglas. They were joined on stage by very a special guest from India, former Miss World and Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra.

Entertainment came from South African talent was represented by international stage sensation Umoja. Miss World’s own talent was showcased with jaw-dropping performances by Talent Final winners Canada and Sierra Leone, Korea and Norway. The show was screened around the globe, with many countries taking it live to a massive TV audience.

The Mayor of Johannesburg was also in attendance to see the new Miss World crowned and to receive the thanks of the contestants for helping make their stay in the City of Gold such a memorable one. The Miss World flag was handed over to Vietnam, hosts of Miss World 2010.

Official judges at the Miss World 2009 Final were:

-Julia Morley, Miss World Limited Chairman and Chairman of the Judges
-Priyanka Chopra, Miss World 2000 and Bollywood superstar
-Zhang Zi Lin, Miss World 2007. The international face of L’Oreal
-Mike Dixon, West End and Broadway award-winner musical director
-JJ Schoeman, Leading South African designer
-Lindiwe Mahlangu-Kwele, CEO Johannesburg Tourism Company
-Graham Cooke, MD World Travel Group
-Warren Batchelor, Executive Producer, Miss World 2009

After the Final, the contestants attended the Coronation Gala, where they dined with family and new friends from around the world.


Miss World 2009: Gibraltar
1st Runner-Up: Mexico
2nd Runner-Up: South Africa
3rd Runner-Up: France
4th Runner-Up: Canada
5th Runner-Up: Panama
6th Runner-Up: Colombia

The Top 7

-South Africa

The Official Top 16

-Japan (Sports Winner)
-Canada (Talent Winner)
-Sierra Leone (Talent Winner)
-Mexico (Top Model Winner)
-Gibraltar (Beach Beauty Winner)
-India (Beauty with a Purpose Winner)
-South Africa

Semi Finalists:
Brazil, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Martinique, Poland, Vietnam

Continental Queens of Beauty

Queen of Europe: Gibraltar
Queen of Americas: Mexico
Queen of Africa: South Africa
Queen of Asia/Oceania: Korea
Queen of Caribbean: Barbados

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Miss World 2009 - Kaiane Aldorino Profile/Biodata

Name: Kaiane Aldorino
Date of Birth: July 8, 1986 (1986-07-08) (age 23)
Place of Birth: Gibraltar
Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 8+1⁄2 in)
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Brown
Title: Miss Gibraltar 2009
Miss World 2009
Miss World Europe
Miss World Beach Beauty 2009

Final Results

Miss World 2009


Miss World 2009 is MissGibraltar - Kaiane Aldorino

1st runner-up

Miss Mexico - Perla Beltrán

2nd runner-up

South Africa - Tatum Keshwar

3rd runner-up

Miss France - Chloé Mortaud

4th runner-up

Miss Canada - Lena Ma

Top 7 Finalists

Miss Colombia - Daniela Ramos
Miss Panama - Nadege Herrera

Top 16 Semifinalists

Miss Brazil - Luciana Bertolini
Miss India - Pooja Chopra
Miss Japan - Eruza Sasaki
Miss Kazakhstan - Dina Nuraliyeva
Miss Korea - Kim Joo-ri
Miss Martinique - Ingrid Littré
Miss Poland - Anna Jamróz
Miss Sierra Leone - Mariatu Kargbo
Miss Vietnam - Trần Thị Hương Giang

Video clips of Miss World 2009 held on December 12, 2009

Miss World 2009 Crowning moment video clips - The Winner is MissGibraltar - Kaiane Aldorino

Miss World 2009 Finalists Interview video clips

Miss World 2009 Finalists video clips


Miss Gibraltar, Kaiane Aldorino, is crowned Miss World 2009 at the finals pageant in Johannesburg. (Photo: EPA)

Miss Aldorino, 22, said she "had no words" to describe her feelings following her win at a glitzy awards ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa. However she did manage to say she was "really happy".

Miss England, otherwise known as Lance Corporal Katrina Hodge, 22, a soldier in the Royal Anglian Regiment, failed to make it through in the sports heat after spraining her ankle during training.

"I'm sad to say none of us UK girls made it through to the final round, but I never expected to even be here," she said.

"There are a few tears here backstage and some of the girls are not talking to anyone."

L/Cpl Hodge was drafted in to compete in the contest last month after the original Miss England winner Rachel Christie relinquished her title following her arrest over an alleged nightclub brawl.

But the soldier was magnanimous in defeat, praising Miss Aldorino.

She said: "I was so proud to represent England in Miss World in front of two billion viewers; I'm chuffed to bits for Miss Gibraltar, the winner.

"She is a real natural beauty who wasn't expecting to win at all."

She added: "I've enjoyed every minute of it and looking forward to my six months' reign as Miss England when I get back, as I want to use my title to promote the British Army. Well done Gibraltar!"

Also taking part in the finals in Johannesburg were Miss Scotland - Katharine Brown, Miss Wales - Lucy Whitehouse, and Miss Ireland - Laura Patterson.

L/Cpl Hodge, who was first runner-up in the 2009 national contest, was promoted after Miss Christie, 21, stepped down as she wanted to concentrate on clearing her name, the Miss England organisers said.

She was given five weeks' leave from her duties to represent England in South Africa.

Since arriving in Johannesburg she reached the last 20 in the Miss World talent round in the run-up to the final but then suffered the injury.

She explained: "I was so disappointed not to make the final in the sports round as it involved an assault course - I saw that round as my best chance, being a soldier."

After being named Miss England, L/Cpl Hodge told how she hoped her role as an all-action beauty queen would be positive for young people who only saw digitally enhanced models in the media.

She has already served in Iraq but said she was hoping to join comrades on the frontline in Afghanistan after stepping down as Miss England in July next year.

The soldier, whose parents live in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, added: "We are taught in training that we are first and foremost a soldier.

"When I am a soldier I have my hair scraped back and no make-up."

She was given an award by her unit in the Royal Anglian Regiment for her actions during a posting in Basra and has earned the nickname "Combat Barbie" L/Cpl Hodge.

First runner-up was Miss Mexico, Perla Beltran Acosta, while Miss South Africa, Tatum Keshwar, was the second runner-up.
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Miss Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino - the new Miss World 2009


Johannesburg, Dec 12, 2009 (THAINDIAN NEWS) History was created today in Johannesburg, when for the first time ever in the 59 years of the pageant’s history the Miss Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino was crowned the Miss World 2009. The 59th Miss World 2009 had a total of 112 contestants competing for the crown.

The winner Miss Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino looked very pretty in a regal gown that showed off her beautiful body. The brown-eyed Kaiane Aldorino is just 22 years old and her star sign is Cancer. She is fluent in Spanish and English. She is an out-going person who enjoys traveling with her friends and family. She was also crowned as the Miss World Beach Beauty.

During her reign as the Miss World 2009, Kaiane Aldorino will be busy for the next one year traveling and doing social work in different countries. She will also crown the winner of the Miss World 2010 pageant, which is supposed to take place in Vietnam.

The first runner up of the Miss World 2009 is the Mexican beauty Perla Judith Beltrán Acosta. She was born on September 30, 1986. She was born in Culiacan. Her mother is the reason that she started taking part in beauty pageants. Perla Beltrán won the Miss World Top Model fast track event and award. She also got the title of Miss World Americas.

The second runner up of the pageant was none other than the local beauty queen of South Africa Tatum Keshwar. She was born on December 14, 1983 in Durban, South Africa. By profession she is a model, and has her roots in the ethnicities of Black African, White and Indian groups. She studied at the Mowat Park Girls High. Tatum has got a Psychology Degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her hobbies are to do yoga, model, reading and working out in the gym.


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Miss World 2009, the 59th Miss World pageant, was held on December 12, 2009 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. 112 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, marking the biggest turnout in the pageant's history. Miss World 2008, Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia, crowned her successor, Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar, at the end of the event.

Miss Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino has won the Miss World crown for 2009, defeating 111 other hopefuls at a glittering ceremony in South Africa.

"Thank you South Africa, this is the most wonderful moment of my life," said a tearful Aldorino, a 22-year-old human resources clerk.

Confetti rained down on the stage as the beauty from the tiny British territory of fewer than 30,000 people accepted the crown in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, on Saturday.

Mexico's Perla Beltran came second, with South African entry Tatum Keshwar taking third place.

African drums, gumboot dancers, choirs and a local pop band performed during the pageant, which was broadcast to an estimated one billion viewers around the world.

"The build up to this event has been phenomenal, the girls have had a time of their lives in South Africa," said Chinese television presenter Angela Chow, who hosted the show.

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Among the disappointed contestants was Miss England, a soldier dubbed "Combat Barbie" by the British media.

Lance Corporal Katrina Hodge, a 22-year-old who has served in Iraq, was granted leave from the military for the one-month tour of South Africa, where before the live broadcast the contestants competed in sports, a talent showcase, and of course the swimsuit competition.

Also losing out was Miss Indonesia, Kerenina Sunny Halim, who was the subject of a last-minute legal battle with a South African weekly that reported on her public comments about her ties to an American religious cult.

According to a report by the weekly Mail and Guardian, Halim belongs to The Family International, which has been mired in child and sexual abuse allegations by former members.

The 23-year-old Halim told the Jakarta Globe she's a member of the church, for which she did humanitarian work after the Asian tsunami in 2004, the Mail and Guardian said.

Organisers lost a court battle to quash the story early on Saturday.

"This was a blatant attempt by Miss World Ltd to intimidate us by threatening damages running into hundreds of millions of pounds sterling," said Mail and Guardian editor Nic Dawes.

"I have offered the pageant organisers right of reply in our newspaper and on our website, which they have yet to take up," said Dawes.

But organisers didn't let the incident affect the glittering ceremony, where reigning Miss World Ksenia Sukhinova, 22, from Russia handed over the crown.

Organisers say the title pays recognition to beauty queens who have made a difference in people's lives through charitable works in their home countries.

"Charity work is integral to the Miss World ethos and part of the brief to contenders in each country is that they volunteer their time or fundraise for charity," said pageant owner Julia Morley.

In 1951, Sweden's Kiki Hakansson became the first Miss World; then-unknown Halle Berry represented America in 1986 and became a runner-up before going on to become an Oscar-winning actress.

Venezuela and India have produced the most Miss Worlds, with five title holders each.


Continental Queens of Beauty

* Beauty Queen of Africa: Tatum Keshwar (South Africa)
* Beauty Queen of Americas: Perla Beltrán (Mexico)
* Beauty Queen of Asia & Oceania: Trần Thị Hương Giang (Vietnam)
* Beauty Queen of Caribbean: Ingrid Littré (Martinique)
* Beauty Queen of Europe: Kaiane Aldorino (Gibraltar)

Fast Track


The Miss World Sports took place at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa on November 18, 2009

* Winner: Japan
* 1st runner-up: Jamaica
* 2nd runner-up: Hungary
* Top 6 finalists: India, Latvia, Venezuela
* Top 12 semifinalists: Australia, Gibraltar, Puerto Rico, Sierra Leone, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay


The Miss World Talent took place at Victoria Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa at on November 22, 2009.

* Winners (tied): Canada, Sierra Leone
* 1st runner-up: Korea
* 2nd runner-up: Norway
* 3rd runner-up: Australia
* Top 22 finalists: Albania, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Gibraltar, Guyana, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Serbia, Spain, Suriname, Thailand, Zimbabwe

Beach Beauty

The Miss World Beach Beauty took place at Valley of the Pools, Zimbali Resort, Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa on November 25, 2009.

* Winner: Gibraltar
* 1st runner-up: Panama
* 2nd runner-up: Scotland
* 3rd runner-up: France
* 4th runner-up: Bolivia
* Top 12 finalists: Barbados, Indonesia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
* Top 20 semifinalists: Croatia, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Korea, Namibia, United States, Uruguay

Top Model

The Miss World Top Model took place at Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa on November 28, 2009. The event held together with the Miss World Dress Designer Final.[14]

* Winner: Mexico
* 1st runner-up: Vietnam
* 2nd runner-up: Martinique
* Top 12 finalists: Barbados, France, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama, Scotland, South Africa, Turkey

Beauty with a Purpose

* Winner: India
* Finalists: Barbados, Guatemala

Special Award
Best World Dress Designer

The Miss World Dress Designer took place at Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa on November 28, 2009. The event held together with the Top Model Final.

* Winner: Sierra Leone
* 1st runner-up: South Africa
* 2nd runner-up: Jamaica
* Top 12 finalists: Barbados, China PR, France, Italy, Korea, Moldova, Panama, Puerto Rico, Turkey

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