This year, Vietnam does not participate in the Miss Earth contest, because the candidate Truong Thi May had a surprise accident in the preparation for the competition. However, the former model Thuy Hanh was invited as a judge. Truong Thi May was also invited to the Philippines for the final night as a guest.
This is the Miss Earth 2009 final Results:
Miss Brazil is the winner of MISS EARTH 2009
-Miss Air (1st Runner-up): Philippines
-Miss Water (2nd Runner-up): Venezuela
-Miss Fire (3rd Runner-up): Spain
Larissa Ramos, a 20-year old student from Manaus, Brazil, was crowned Miss Earth 2009 at pageant held in Boracay, Philippines, on November 22nd.
The 1.78 m beauty, who is currently studying at the Universidade Federal do Amazonas, will spend her year working for environmental causes.
The 1st runner-up and Miss Air was pre-pageant favorite Sandra Seifert from the Philippines, who bagged the titles of Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown. Although a back to back victory was possible, most experts assured that Ms. Seifert would end up in the runner-up spot. Last year’s winner is from the Philippines.
The 2nd runner-up and Miss Water was the also-favorite Jessica Barboza from Venezuela. Living up to the reputation that Venezuelan beauties go to win every contest, the beauty won the title of Miss Water.
3rd runner-up was Alejandra Echevarria from Spain, whose performance on stage fascinated fans and experts. alike.
Completing the Top 8 finalists were the contestants from Thailand, Martinique, Colombia and Poland.
While in the Top 16 semi finalists, were delegates from Paraguay, Singapore, Northern Ireland, Korea, India, Georgia, France and South Africa.