Miss Ukraine Universe 2009 Official Candidates

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The casting for Miss Ukraine Universe 2009 Beauty Pageant was held in Kiev last November 23, 2008. From a field of 150 hopefuls, pageant organizers, led by a former Miss Ukraine Universe 2004 Oleksandra Nikolayenko, narrowed it down to just 50 pre-finalists. This is will be narrowed down to the 15 finalists who will vie for the crown at the at the coronation night on February 2009.

See also:

  • Semi – Finalists of Miss Ukraine Universe 2009 Pageant
  • Photo Gallery: Miss Ukraine Universe 2009 Semi – Finalists
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    Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova visits Vietnam for Charity

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    As a Miss World 2008 titleholder, Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia is entitled to do a lot of charity work. And her first stop is an 18-day charity tour in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    Ksenia is accompanied by Julia Morley, Chairwoman of the Miss World Organization and American-Vietnamese Hoang Kieu, the president of Antibody Antigen Supply Inc. (RAAS) group. In a press conference, the new Miss World expressed her happiness at being able to help disadvantaged people in Vietnam.
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    Beautiful Contestants Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2009

    The Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2009 pageant will be held January 9-11, 2009, at Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk, NE. The winner will be crowned by outgoing titleholder Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2008, Melissa DeJong of David City.

    The winner will be the representative for Miss Nebraska at the Miss Teen USA 2009 pageant.

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    Road to Miss Teen USA 2009

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    Winners of Miss Tourism International 2008 Contest

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    The Miss Tourism International Beauty Pageant was held last December 31, 2008 during the celebration of New Year’s Eve at Hotel Petaling Jaya in Malaysia. One contestant who celebrated the most as she was crowned as the winner, the 21 year old Miss India Manasvi Mamgai.
    * 1st (Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International) – Miss Brazil, Cibele Franczak
    * 2nd (Miss Tourism Metropolitan International) – Miss Bosnia & Herzegovina, Alma Mulalic
    * 3rd (Miss Tourism Global) – Miss Thailand, Ananya Chinsangchai
    * 4th (Miss Cosmopolitan International) – Miss Hong Kong, Ruby Wong
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    Controversial Beauty Queens

    Ever since being elected as Miss Universe 1996, the scandals keep chasing Alicia. During her reign she suffered weight problems and, in order to keep the title, she was forced by Donald Trump to diet and exercise. In 2005, she participated in a Spanish reality show called ‘La Granja’ (The Farm) where she was severely criticized for having…

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    The Platform Evolved, Thanks to a Dedicated Nurse

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    The idea of the platform came about thanks to Miss America 1988, Kay Lani Rae Rafko.  Kay Lani was a registered nurse, and the country was in the midst of a nursing shortage during her reign. She decided to speak to students of all ages, nursing colleges, healthcare organizations — pretty much anyone and everyone that she could talk to about her profession. Her dedication did not go unnoticed by the nursing industry. The American Nurses Association stated that she single-handedly improved the nursing shortage through the “power of the crown”. The Miss America Organization also took notice of her accomplishment and decided to implement a new requirement for all contestants to have a platform going forward.

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    Miss America Kirsten Haglund discusses her battle with anorexia and offers pageant tips to 2009 contestants

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    For 20-year-old Kirsten Haglund, the youngest-ever winner of the Miss America Pageant, this trip to Las Vegas means she will turn over her tiara and present it to the young lady who will step into her high-heeled shoes as the Miss America ambassador for the next 12 months.

    The 2008 Miss America competition was only Kirsten’s third pageant! During her 12-month reign, she was a tireless advocate for the Children’s Miracle Network and has raised awareness about eating disorders. Before arriving in Vegas today, Kirsten, who won Miss Michigan before Miss America, talked with pageant coach Valerie Hayes on the radio network Pageant Talk.

    “It was never in my plan. I never went with any expectation of winning,” Kirsten said. “In fact, at each pageant I competed in, I was the youngest girl. So I never had any expectation other than to have fun and to win some scholarships, and it all just happened very quickly for me. But of course I feel very blessed to have had the experiences I have had.

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