Miss World Finland 2008
- Johanna Ahlbäck, 20, from Turku (center), was crowned the new Miss Maailma Suomi 2008. She will represent Finland in Miss World 2008 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Miss Suomi organization adquired the Miss World franchise from Suomen Neito last year.
1st runner-up is Linda Wikstedt and 2nd runner-up is Minna Nikola.
Special thanks to Edwin Toledo! Miss Peru World 2008
- Annmarie Dehainaut, the representative of the Peruvian Community in the United States, was crowned a the new Miss Perú Mundo 2008 in a contest with 16 contestants. Full results:
1st runner up: LESLIE BEJARANO FLORES, Miss Arequipa;
2nd runner up: PAMELA ORTIZ CASTRO, Miss La Libertad;
3rd runner-up: PAMELA STEPHANIE CROVETTO MAYURI, Miss Ica;
4th runner-up: MERYLLIN LOURDES WITTING UBALDO, Miss Callao
She will represent Peru in Miss World 2008 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Special thanks to Yerson Alejandro and Top Beauties Peru ! Miss Florida USA 2009
Davie, FL, USA
- A Plantation woman has won the crown of Miss Florida USA 2009.
Nineteen-year-old Anastagia Pierre will go on to represent the Sunshine State in the Miss USA competition in April 2009. Pierre is a student at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. She plans to become a certified physician assistant.
Pierre beat 48 contestants from across the state during the final competition Saturday in Broward County. The young women are judged in personality, swimsuit and evening gown categories.
The last time an African-American candidate won the Miss Florida USA pageant was in 1987, when Cloe Cabrera achieve the state's best results in the history of Miss USA: 2nd place. Cloe was then crowned Miss World USA and participated in the Miss World pageant, in Malta and London. She did not place.
Miss Pierre will try to win the first Miss USA title for the Sunshine State.
Miss Florida USA 2008, Jessica Rafalowski, placed in the top 10 at the Miss USA Pageant in April.
Special thanks to the Miami Herald ที่มา