Sunday, December 13, 2009

22 year-old Miss Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino is the newly crowned Miss World 2009 -

Miss Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino - the new Miss World 2009


Johannesburg, Dec 12 (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 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.

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