04 July 2009
Miss Roraima Luciana de Souza Silvia Reis Wins Miss World Brazil 2009
The winner of Miss World Brazil 2009 (Miss Mundo Brasil) is from Roraima. Twenty-two year-old Luciana de Souza Silvia Reis who stands 1.70 meters was surprised when her name was called. She will represent Brazil at the Miss World 2009 pageant in December in London and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Luciana is the sister of Miss World Brazil 1998 who went on to become a semi-finalist at the Miss World pageant on the same year in Seychelles.
The pageant which was participated by 39 candidates was concluded last 4 July 2009 in Angra dos Reis
First Runner-up is Barraquer Livia Barbosa of Espiritu Santo and Second Runner-up is Livia Nepomuceno da Silva of Distrito Federal.
There were 16 semi-finalists and 6 of these were winners of fast track events. They are Miss Parana, Miss Beauty with a Purpose; Miss Bahia, most voted by internet users; Miss Ilha do Campeche, Miss Sports; Pernambuco, Miss Talent; Rio de Janeiro, Miss Beach Beauty and Miss Sergipe, Best Model Brazil.
The other 10 semi-finalists who were not winners of any fast track events are Misses Acre, Espiritu Santo, Ilhalbela, Distrito Federal, Rio Grande de Norte, Mato Grosso, Paraiba, Santa Catarina, Minas Gerais and Roraima.
From 16 semi-finalists, they were trimmed down to only 6 finalists. They were Misses Sergipe, Roraima, Distrito Federal, Espirito Santo, Pernambuco and Acre.