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Miss Earth 2009
Date November 22, 2009
Presenters
  • Borgy Manotoc
  • Marc Nelson
  • Sarah Meier
Entertainment Nonoy Libanan
Venue Boracay Ecovillage Resort and Convention Center, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines
Broadcaster
  • ABS-CBN
  • Studio 23
  • The Filipino Channel
Entrants 80
Placements 16
Debuts
Withdrawals
Returns
Winner Larissa Ramos
 Brazil
Congeniality Graziella Rogers
 Switzerland
Best National Costume Evelyne Almasi
 Tanzania
Photogenic Tereza Budková
 Czech Republic
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Miss Earth 2009 was the 9th edition of the Miss Earth pageant. It was held on November 22, 2009 at the Boracay Ecovillage Resort and Convention Center in Boracay, Malay, Aklan, Philippines. Karla Henry of Philippines crowned her successor Larissa Ramos of Brazil at the end of the event.

The pageant had 80 delegates from various countries and territories that vied for the Miss Earth crown. The pageant's Top 16 competed on both swimsuit and evening gown competitions to determine the Top 8, the first time since 2003.

The Miss Earth 2009 theme was "Green Lifestyle", in which the candidates were involved with environmental causes. The show was hosted by Marc Nelson, Sarah Meier, and Borgy Manotoc.

Results

Miss Earth 2009 Map
Countries and territories that sent delegates and results

Placements

Final results Contestant
Miss Earth 2009
Miss Air (1st Runner-up)
Miss Water (2nd Runner-up)
Miss Fire (3rd Runner-up)
  •  Spain – Alejandra Echevarria
Top 8
Top 16

Special awards

Major awards

Awards Contestant
Best in National Costume  Tanzania – Evelyne Almasi
Best in Swimsuit  Philippines – Sandra Seifert
Best in Long Gown  Philippines – Sandra Seifert
Miss Talent  Tahiti – Niuriki Teremate
Miss Photogenic  Czech Republic – Tereza Budková
Miss Friendship  Switzerland – Graziella Rogers

Minor/Sponsor awards

Awards Contestant
Best in Eco-Bag Design Wear  Czech Republic – Tereza Budková
Best in Eco-Design Wear  Jamaica – Jenaae Jackson
Best in Use of Indigenous Products Wear  Albania – Suada Saliu
Placenta Award  Puerto Rico – Dignelis Jiménez
Pasigandahan Award  Guam – Maria Luisa Santos
Miss Fontana  China – Yan Xu

Order of Announcements

Winning answer

For the 9th edition of Miss Earth, no single final question was asked. Instead, images were flashed on screen and each of the eight finalists were tasked to tell something about it.

Statement of Miss Earth 2009: "I come from a country that has the largest rainforest in the world, and it is also known as the 'lungs of the world'. But we cannot just say that we are the 'lungs of the world' because my country produces a lot of air pollution as well." – Larissa Ramos, represented Brazil.

Judges

No. Judge Background
1 Gina Watkins Entertainment strategist, public speaker and producer in the United States of Diversity Impact, Beverly Hills
2 Joe Marie Agriam President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Iloilo and publisher of Iloilo's premier lifestyle magazine CREAM
3 Bui Thuy Hanh Co-President of Elite Model Management Vietnam, representative of Vietnam in Miss Earth 2004
4 Erwin Genuino Environmentalist, educator, President of Trace College
5 Tyrena Holley Consul for Commercial Affairs, United States Department of Commerce
6 Bobby Horrigan American hotelier, general manager of Discovery Suites
7 Agnesa Vuthaj National Director of Miss Kosovo, Albania's representative in Miss World 2004 and Miss Universe 2005
8 Noel Cariño Chairperson of Boracay Fairways & Bluewater
9 Priscilla Meirelles Miss Earth 2004 and Miss Earth Brazil 2004

Preliminary events

Beauties for a Cause

The delegates of Miss Earth 2009 visited different islands of the Philippines with the theme "Green Lifestyle" and promoted the use of recyclable materials as part of a collective lifestyle. In addition, they engaged in different environmental activities including the planting of trees, and had school tours in the provinces of Ilocos, Laguna, Negros Occidental, Albay, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Pangasinan, Batangas, Iloilo, and Metro Manila.

National Costume

The National costume competition of Miss Earth 2009 was held on 4 November 2009 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Grand Theater in Pasay.

Eighty delegates participated in the competition, with Miss Tanzania winning the Best in National Costume award. Minor/sponsor awards were also given that night which included the Placenta Award which was given to Miss Puerto Rico and Pasigandahan Award (the award name is a combination of the main river that passes through Manila and the Filipino word for beauty) which went to Miss Guam.

Evening Gown competition

The delegates were divided into three groups which simultaneously competed in the evening gown preliminary competition in three different locations:

Swimsuit competition

The delegates were divided into three groups which simultaneously competed in the swimsuit competition in three different locations:

Mall tours

The delegates also had their mall tours and fashion shows in all Robinsons Malls nationwide in order to promote the cause of protection of the environment.

TV shows

Selected girls appeared as guests on one of the TV shows of ABS-CBN, the official media partner of Carousel Production for Miss Earth 2009. They had gone to Showtime, ASAP 09, The Singing Bee.

Coronation venue

For the first time, the pageant did not take place on the Island of Luzon. The venue for Miss Earth 2009 final night was first planned to be in Cebu City, but the mayor declined due to the financial cost of sponsoring the pageant. Boracay Ecovillage Resort and Convention Center won the rights to host the coronation night of the 2009 edition of the pageant.

New crown

The Miss Earth Organizers unveiled a new crown to be worn by the winner of Miss Earth 2009, with the preservation of planet Earth as its primary consideration. The crown was designed by an environmentalist jewelry designer from Florida, Ramona Haar, the official jeweller of the Miss Earth pageant.

The new crown is made of 100% recycled precious metals: 14kt gold and argentums sterling silver. The gemstones used were precious and semiprecious stones and donations from over 80 participating countries. These are gemstones that each country is known for either as the origin or source. The gemstones were sent in various forms: faceted, cabochons, beads or rough. The designer travelled to Jaipur, India to have these gemstones individually trim and faceted to the required cut and sizes.

The flower in the center of the crown represents Mother Earth, as inspired by the statement of the American poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson's "The earth laughs in flowers". The recurring spiral motif has always been associated with "maternal power" and "feminine prestige" which is the essence of Miss Earth. The gentle curves in the crown symbolize "unity" and the "spirit of cooperation".

Contestants

Country Contestant Age Height Hometown Group
 Albania Suada Saliu 22 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Lezha 1
 Argentina Gisela Menossi 21 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Río Cuarto 2
 Australia Melinda Heffernan 24 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Cremorne 1
 Bahamas Krystal Brown 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Nassau 1
 Belgium Isabel van Hoof 18 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Antwerp 2
 Brazil Larissa Ramos 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Manaus 3
 Canada Lateesha Ector 24 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Pierrefonds 2
 China Yan Xu 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Shandong 1
 Chinese Taipei Chen Yi-Wen 21 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Taipei 3
 Colombia Alejandra Castillo 22 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Bogotá 1
 Costa Rica Malena Orozco 21 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Cartago 2
 Cuba Jamillette Gaxiola 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Havana 1
 Czech Republic Tereza Budková 19 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Sezimovo Ústí 1
 Denmark Patrica Tjornelund 22 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Copenhagen 1
 Dominican Republic Mariel Garcia 24 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) San Francisco de Macoris 1
 Ecuador Diana Delgado 25 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Manta 2
 El Salvador Mayra Aldana 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) San Salvador 3
 England Kirsty Nichol 19 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Islington 2
 France Magalie Thierry 22 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Froideconche 3
 Gabon Marlyne Lea Ayenne 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Libreville 1
 Georgia Nona Diakonidze 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Tbilisi 1
 Ghana Mariam Abdul Rauf 21 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Northern Region 2
 Greece Triantafyllia Sarantinou 21 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Athens 3
 Guadeloupe Marie-Ange Seymour 19 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Le Moule 2
 Guam Maria Luisa Santos 24 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Dededo 3
 Guatemala Hamy Tejeda 24 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Guatemala City 3
 Honduras Alejandra Mendoza 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) La Lima 3
 Hong Kong Wang Shan Shan 20 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Xinjiang 1
 Hungary Korinna Kocsis 18 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Jákfa 1
 India Shriya Kishore 23 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Mumbai 2
 Indonesia Nadine Zamira Syarief 25 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) Jakarta 1
 Israel Noy Michaelov 24 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Jerusalem 1
 Italy Luna Isabella Voce 21 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Milan 2
 Jamaica Jenaae Jackson 19 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Kingston 1
 Japan Takada Tomomi 22 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Tokyo 1
 Kenya Catherine Muturi 24 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Gatundu 2
 Korea Ye-ju Park 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Seoul 2
 Kosovo Elsa Marku 18 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Pristina 2
 Latvia Diana Kubasova 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Riga 1
 Lebanon Nicole Lichaa Khoury 18 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Beirut 3
 Luxembourg Theodora Bănică 21 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Luxembourg City 2
 Macau Jia Pei 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Macau 3
 Malaysia Madelyne M.Nandu 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Sabah 2
 Malta Alison Gallea Valletta 21 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Attard 3
 Martinique Pascale Nelide 18 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Fort de France 1
 Mexico Natalia Quiñónez 23 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Zapopan 3
 Nepal Richa Thapa Magar 24 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) Kathmandu 3
 Netherlands Sabrina Anijs 21 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) The Hague 2
 New Zealand Catherine Irving 19 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Waverley 2
 Nigeria Modesta Alozie 21 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Abia 3
 Northern Ireland Kayleigh O'Reilly 18 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Derry 3
 Pakistan Ayesha Gilani 26 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Lahore 1
 Panama Geraldine Higuera 20 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) La Chorrera 2
 Paraguay Gabriela Rejala 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Ñemby 3
 Peru Leticia Rivera 21 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Cajamarca 3
 Philippines Sandra Seifert 25 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Bacolod 2
 Poland Izabela Wilczek 23 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Pabianice 1
 Puerto Rico Dignelis Jiménez 25 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) Arecibo 3
 Russia Ksenia Podsevatkina 22 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Saratov 2
 Samoa Varuna Curry 21 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Apia 3
 Scotland Sarah Finlay 23 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Glasgow 3
 Serbia Dijana Milojkovic 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Cuprija 2
 Singapore Valerie Lim 24 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Singapore 3
 Slovak Republic Lea Šindlerová 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Nitra 2
 Slovenia Maja Jamnik 18 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Ljubljana 3
 South Africa Chanel Grantham 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Durban 1
 South Sudan Aheu Deng 18 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Juba 2
 Spain Alejandra Echevarria 20 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Jaén 1
 Sweden Giulia Simone Olsson 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Stockholm 2
 Switzerland Graziella Rogers 22 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) Lyss 3
 Tahiti Niuriki Teremate 21 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Punaauia 3
 Tanzania Evelyne Almasi 24 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Dar es Salaam 3
 Thailand Rujinan Phanseethum 20 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Udon Thani 3
 Tonga Mary Greatz 21 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Nuku'alofa 2
 Turkey Gözde Zay 26 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Istanbul 2
 Turks and Caicos Alison Capron 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Providenciales 2
 Ukraine Karina Golovata 21 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Kiev 1
 USA Amy Diaz 25 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) North Providence 2
 Venezuela Jessica Barboza 22 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Maracaibo 1
 Wales Dominique Dyer 20 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Neath Port Talbot 2
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