09 August 2009
Final Top 16 and not Top 15 in Miss Universe 2009?
Rumours are circulating that the judges of Miss Universe 2009 will not only pick a Top 15 from the preliminary round but the pageant allows the picking of an extra contestant into the semi-finals, who will be voted by the people of Bahamas through newspaper and SMS voting.
It has also been said that the names of those who made the semi-final will not be disclosed until the day of the pageant, on August 23rd.
On Monday night, August 10, the 84 delegates will be parading with their national costumes before the first round of judging takes place.
It is not sure yet whether they will continue to award the Best in National Costume just like year when Miss Thailand Gavintra Photijak won the award with her Muay-Thai-inspired outfit.