Miss Universe 2009 Winner Stefanía Fernández

Megan McIntyre

Last night, the 58th Miss Universe competition took place at the Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas. Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza (Miss Venezuela) passed down the crown to her successor, and fellow countrywoman, Stefanía Fernández. While the odds of two consecutive Miss Universes being crowned from Venezuela is rare (one country is represented two years in a row in a sample of… the UNIVERSE?) , I was rooting for Stefania in between commercial breaks of Mad Men as I was struck by her devastatingly beautiful old Hollywood glamour. In total, 83 countries and territories participated in the pageant. I was alternately surprised and refreshed by how few blonde contestants there were: even this year’s Miss Sweden is a brunette.

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Contributed by: Daily Makeover Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

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