Mayra Matos will represent Puerto Rico in Miss Universe
SAN JUAN, Oct. 22 - Mayra Matos, a 20-year old student of Literature representing Cabo Rojo, was crowned Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2009 during a live televised ceremony held October 22nd.
Matos, who is also a professional model, stands 1.80 m tall and will represent Puerto Rico at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant next summer.
The 1st runner-up was Miss San Juan, Jennifer Colon; and the 2nd and 3rd runner-ups were Sharon Gomez from Santurce and Haydil Rivera from Adjuntas, respectively. Both women competed in the Miss International pageant in 2006 and 2007, where they were semi finalists.
Completing the top 6 were Miss Cataño and Miss Vega Baja.
Reigning Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, Miss USA Crystle Stewart and Miss Dominican Republic Marianne de la Cruz attended the contest as special guests. Mendoza was one of the judges.
78 women competed in this year's edition of the pageant which was turned into a reality TV show by Wapa TV.
Result Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2009 - CABO ROJO Primera Finalista - SAN JUAN Segunda Finalista - SANTURCE Tercera Finalista - ADJUNTAS Cuarta Finalista - CATANO Quinta Finalista - VEGA BAJA
Semifinalistas por el Jurado:
RIO GRANDE HATILLO GUAYNABO COROZAL PONCE BARCELONETA BAYAMON ARECIBO JUANA DIAZ