12 July 2009
Paraguay Crowns Representatives to Misses Universe, World and International
The winner of Miss Paraguay 2009 is a nineteen-year-old student of Foreign Trade. Mareike Baumgarten Oroa stole the admiration of the panel of judges to bag the right to represent this South American country at the 58th Miss Universe to be held in Bahamas on August 23rd. She is also the winner of Best Smile.
The pageant took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, with an audience of approximately 600. It was organized by Action-TV Telefutura and Promotions Gloria.
Aside from the title of Miss Universe, two more titles were given that night. 19-year-old Tamara Zapattini Sosa was crowned Miss Paraguay World and Best Face. She will be competing at the Miss World 2009 pageant in South Africa and London.
Twenty-four year-old Romina Bogado was declared Miss Paraguay International and she will be competing at the Miss International 2009 pageant to be held in Japana and China.
First Runner-up was twenty-three year-old Carmen Valdivieso. She was also the recipient of Miss Aerosur and the prize for Best Skin.
Another big favourite of the contest, Dahiana Cubilla Lee, kept the title of Second Runner-up. She also took the awards for Best Silhouette, Best Sedal Hair and Miss Elegance.
Rocío Segovia was elected Miss Congeniality and Shirley Torres was Miss Photogenic.
The pageant was also a tribute to the city of Asuncion, capital of the 2009 Latin American Culture through the beauty of women in Paraguay.