Miss International Beauty 2009 Contestants

Miss International Beauty 2009 Contestants

NOTE: CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHO WON MISS INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY 2009!

As the Miss International Beauty Pageant 2009 rages on in Urumqi, China, this question rages on in my mind: Why isn’t it called the Miss Bikini International when its contestants won the Bikini International titles in their respective countries? Hmmmm….

And why do some countries have MORE THAN ONE REPRESENTATIVE??? I’ve checked the pageant website for an answer but got NADA!

If anyone can clear up the mystery, I would be an extremely happy blogging beauty queen.

MYSTERY SOLVED: Organizers were forced to combine The Miss International Beauty and the Miss Global Beauty pageants due to civil unrest.

Anyway, after sifting through the contestants’ headshots on the pageant’s official website, I have closed in on 18 ladies that I believe will shine on coronation night, July 26, 2009.

But one last thing before I go through my 18 picks – the Miss International Beauty Pageant is not the same one as the Miss International Pageant that was won by our very own Melanie Marquez. This pageant is incorporated with the Miss Global Beauty Queen 2009.

1) MISS AUSTRALIA – Jacinta Rokich started modelling in Australia over a year ago and was recently featured in an Aussie magazine for men called Ralph. Here is photo from that shoot…

Miss Australia, Jacinta Rokich
Miss Australia, Jacinta Rokich

http://www.djmick.co.uk/girls/sexy-jacinta-rokich-ralph-photoshoot/

2) MISS COSTA RICA – Carolina Coto is a 20-year-old professional swimwear model. Only someone who lives in the gym can be this well-toned!

http://www.aldia.cr/ad_ee/2009/mayo/27/farandula1976430.html

3) MISS ESTONIA – Alyona Leshkina’s photo in this white dress caught my eye; she is so beautiful and carefree here, I wonder if she always looks this way or if the photographer just caught her in a moment…

http://www.missinterbeauty.com/contestants.php#

4) MISS INDONESIA – Ellan Go has a Chinese last name and totally looks Chinese but is representing Indonesia in this year’s Miss International Beauty 2009. INTERESTING!

Miss Indonesida, Ellan Go
Miss Indonesida, Ellan Go

http://www.missinterbeauty.com/contestants.php#

5) MISS PERU – Brenda Aguirre Becerra is a professional catwalk model and a medical student. This 24-year-old Chiclayana was prepped and given Q&A advice by the Peruvian President himself, Tito Paz.

Miss Peru, Brenda Aguirre Becerra
Miss Peru, Brenda Aguirre Becerra

http://www.missworldperu.com/Primeraplana.html

6) MISS MALAYSIA – Tham Ze Wei is not a stranger to beauty pageants; she was one of the contestants who competed against our very own Patricia Fernandez in the Miss International 2008 (which is not to be confused with the pageant I’m writing about- Miss International Beauty Pageant 2009).

Miss Malaysia, Tham Ze Wei
Miss Malaysia, Tham Ze Wei

http://www.missinternational2008.com/finalists.html

7) MISS PHILIPPINES – Maria Elena “Yen” Lopena worked as a beverage attendant at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City (where she is from) before joining and winning Miss Bikini Philippines World 2008. Click here to see my short article on Maria Elena “Yen” Lopena…

Miss Philippines, Maria Elena “Yen” Lopena

http://www.facebook.jp/people/Yen-Lopena/1388678465

8) MISS PHILIPPINES – Kimberly Ann Brandon is our 2nd representative to the Miss International Beauty 2009. I witnessed her coronation night as Miss Bikini Philippines at the PICC in Manila a few months ago and although I did not include her in my Top 7 picks (alas, I was blind as a bat out of hell), she was lovely on pageant night and deserved the title of Miss Bikini Philippines International! Click here to see my article on pageant night plus photos!!!

Miss Philippines, Kimberly Ann Brandon
Miss Philippines, Kimberly Ann Brandon

http://www.flickr.com/photos/_raider/3506182443/

9) MISS POLAND – Julia Piatek, who comes from Gdansk, was first runner-up in Miss Polski (Miss Poland World) last year.

Miss Poland, Julia Piatek
Miss Poland, Julia Piatek

Photo above found on this page.

10) MISS PUERTO RICO – Darli Arni Pacheco Montanez is currently leading the online voting contest with more than 5000 votes. Whomever wins the online contest is automatically granted a berth in the list of top finalists of the Miss Inernational Beauty 2009. But you have to fork out a few bucks to vote – 3 US Dollars will give you 10 votes. Click here to find out more…

Miss Puearto Rico, Darli Arni Pacheco Montanez
Miss Puearto Rico, Darli Arni Pacheco Montanez

http://foro.univision.com/univision/board/message?board.id=miss&message.id=3130417

11) MISS ROMANIA – Oana Burlacu is a21-year-old professional model. She kind of reminds me of Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock. What do you think?

Miss Romania, Oana Burlacu

Photo above found here.

12) MISS TAIWAN – Chen Ni-Ya is adorably cute – not an attribute judges seek in beauty queens but I’m putting her in my list anyway because uber-cute girls CAN WIN BEAUTY PAGEANTS! You never know :)

Miss Taiwan, Chen Ni-Ya
Miss Taiwan, Chen Ni-Ya

http://www.missinterbeauty.com/contestants.php#

13) MISS VIETNAM – Diep Hoang Thi Vu.  The Asian girls in this year’s batch ROCK! Diep does not quite fit the beauty queen crown as she looks more like a haute couture fashion model than anything else. And because she’s a little on the odd side, I’m putting her in my Top 13 list!!!

Miss Vietnam, Diep Hoang Thi Vu
Miss Vietnam, Diep Hoang Thi Vu

http://www.missinterbeauty.com/contestants.php#

14) MISS THAILAND – Vasana Wongbuntree has that classic beauty queen face that will outlast even the Energizer Bunny. If she doesn’t make it into the top finalists or win a special award, I am a fat monkey’s butt. Vasana has been in beauty pageants before representing her country in the Miss International 2006 and winning the Miss Photogenic title in that pageant as well as making it as one of the top 12 finalists.

Miss Thailand - Vasana Wongbuntree
Miss Thailand – Vasana Wongbuntree

http://www.daylife.com/photo/01LHaLOejZ2kJ

15) MISS SPAIN – Carmin Martinez Marrero is already a winner! She was the first ever Miss European Union pageant winner, reaping the title in 2007. I liked her more than ever after I found this photo of her together with a gorgeous Maine Coon cat. Had a hard time telling who was prettier! But one thing I believe – If she is a cat lover then she must be a beautiful person deep down inside…

Miss Spain, Carmin Martinez Marrero

Miss Spain, Carmin Martinez Marrero

http://www.omkaramainecoon.com/Offspring.htm

16) MISS CANADA – Brooke Boyle was in Miss Canada Universe and made it into the Top 12 semi-finalists. She also won the Miss LaSalle 2007 pageant, which is a local beauty contest.  Aside from being a professional model, Brooke is an aestethician at a Spa and dreams of owning her own Spa one day.

Miss Canada, Brooke Boyle
Miss Canada, Brooke Boyle

http://misscontest.blogspot.com/2009/05/brooke-boyle-miss-universe-canada-2009.html

17) MISS CANADA – Chanel Beckenlehner proves that I am not the only beauty queen blogger. Chanel’s blog can be found here – CHANEL’S BLOG. She competed (together with Brooke Boyle, see contestant above) in the Miss Canada Universe 2009 and Chanel ended up in the Top 12 and also took home two special awards: Miss Elegance and Miss Audience Favorite. This photo below is from her blog.

Miss Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner
Miss Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner

18) MISS BULGARIA – Svetlozara Trendafilova is from Varna, Bulgaria. She finished second place in the reality TV show Big Brother Bulgaria and is noted for having a brief lesbian romance and sexual encounter with her Big Brother roommate Mariela. I checked the pre-requisites of the Miss International Beauty Pageant and it says nothing about ‘good moral values’ as being a must for all contestants so I guess pageant organizers don’t mind such issues. But in the photo below,  Svetlozara can be ALL WOMAN if she wants to!

Svetlozara Tr
Miss Bulgaria, Svetlozara Trendafilova

http://www.missinterbeauty.com/contestants.php#

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