24 July 2009
UPDATED: Jennifer Colon is Miss Puerto Rico World 2009
We have heard that the new Miss Puerto Rico World for 2009 or Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 2009 is Bayamon's Jennifer Colon Alvarado who is a student of architecture and the same time a professional model. She will be contesting the Miss World 2009 crown in Johannesburg, South Africa and in London on December 12.
The pageant was televised lived from Tapia Theater in Old San Juan with the participation of 24 contestants.
Twenty-one-year-old Jennifer is also the First Runner-up at the 2009 Miss Puerto Rico Universe which was won by Mayra Matos.
The first runner-up was Yara Lasanta from Barranquitas and Melissa Serrano from Vega Baja was second runner-up. Isabela's Amanda Diaz and Juncos' Libni Garcia finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Prior to the competition, several fast-track events were held to select the best contestant in sports, modeling, swimsuit, talent and charity.
The fast-track winners were Rebecca Fernandez, Culebra (Sports); Jennifer Colon, Bayamon (Model); Yara Lasanta, Barranquitas (Swimsuit); Mariselle Morales, Guaynabo (Talent); and Jennifer Ortiz, Orocovis (Charity).
In case you didn't know, the title of Miss Puerto Rico Universe was offered to the 1.75 meters tall Jennifer by Magali Febles, the franchise owner of the pageant, when she allegedly had a problem with Mayra's contract.
Jennifer is said to have declined the offer.
Jennifer is now being hyped as one of the front-runners for the Miss World crown along with Mexico's Karla Beltran and Philippines' Marie Ann Umali.
Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 2009: Bayamon, Jennifer Colon Alvarado
1st Runner-Up: Barranquitas, Yara Liz Lasanta Santiago
2nd Runner-Up: Vega Baja, Melissa Serrano Flores
3rd Runner-Up: Isabela, Amanda Diaz Torres
4th Runner-Up: Juncos, Libni Garcia Pabellon
Caguas, Glorimar Serrano Rodriguez
Camuy, Carla Harrison Canals
Culebra, Rebecca Fernandez Perez
Guaynabo, Mariselle Morales Cordero
Humacao, Maria Angelica Hernandez Garcia
Orocovis, Jennifer Ortiz Melendez
Ponce, Azarel Nadal Torres
Photogenic: Juncos, Libni Garcia Pabellon
Congeniality: Camuy, Carla Harrison Canals
Face: Juncos, Libni Garcia Pabellon
Hair: Rio Grande, Karen Robles Hernandez