Miss Universe 2009 :Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez

Miss Universe of 2009 is Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez, it has just been unveiled. The 18-year-old lady beats 4 big finalists, who are from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Kosovo, and Australia. Stefania, who is wearing a red dress during the beauty pageant, jumps in joy upon hearing Miss Dominican Republic, Ada Aimee De La Cruz, is named as the 1st Runner-Up, which means she is the new Miss Universe.

Stefania and last year's Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza share hug on stage and the two jump in happiness. Receiving her crown from Dayana, Stefania accidentally drops the tiara on-stage. Yet, Dayana helps picking it up and puts it on Stefania's head who then faces the audience like nothing has happened.

Meanwhile, named as the 2nd Runner-Up is Miss Kosovo Gona Dragusha. As for the 3rd Runner-Up, the predicate goes to Miss Australia Rachel Finch. In addition to them all, Miss China Wang Jingyao is chosen as Miss Congeniality, while Miss Thailand Chutima Durongdej is named Miss Photogenic.

More about Stefania Fernandez, she is no stranger to beauty pageants. She won the Miss Venezuela 2008 title in a pageant held in Caracas, Venezuela on September 10 last year. During the same event she also won the "Miss Elegance", "Best Body" and "Best Face" titles.