12 July 2009
Miss Spain sets new trend in pageantry
Spain is setting a trend in beauty pageantry.
Miss Spain is for the first time being held outside of Spain. The 52 Spanish beauties representing the 52 provinces of Spain are in Cancun, Mexico doing all the pre-pageant activities before the final night on July 18th at the Hotel Oasis.
The winner of Miss Spain 2009 will go directly to Bahamas to compete at the Miss Universe 2009.
Patricia Rodriguez, Miss Spain 2008, told the ladies to enjoy their stay in Mexico. She also added that her reign had been marvelous and her title had enabled her to travel, become a more rounded person and make a lot of important contacts.
What is the reason why Miss Spain is not taking place in its home country?
Andrés Cid, the president of the competition, said that the worldwide economic situation had made them move the frontiers and added that it was highly likely that future editions of the competition would be held in other world destinations.
Mexican ambassador to Spain was delighted that his country had been chosen to host the competition and hoped that it would 'reinforce the historical, cultural and linguistic links that the two countries share.' He was confident that the Mexican people would welcome the contest with 'characteristic warmth' and that his country would provide an idyllic backdrop for the contest.
The ambassador said was pleased that his country had the opportunity "to promote as a tourist destination on the worldwide stage", especially in view of recent events (referring to the recent swine flu epidemic).
It was reported that one contestant fainted during one of the activities because of the hot temperature in Cancun. It was also reported that Dominican Republic was first considered as the host country.