Ten African beauty queens participated in Miss Universe 2009 and showed the world how beautiful we are.
Eighty four women from all over the world represented their countries at Miss Universe 2009 in the Bahamas. It was wonderful to see ten African beauty queens in the mix.
The ten women were:
Egypt – Elham Wagdi
Ethiopia – Melat Yante
Angola – Nelsa Alves
Zambia – Andella Chileshe Matthews
South Africa – Tatum Keshwar
Tanzania – Illuminata Wize
Ghana – Jennifer Victoria Koranteng
Nigeria – Sandra Otohwo
Namibia – Happie Ntelamo
Mauritius – Anais Veerapatren
Miss South Africa was the only African woman to make it first into the top 15 and then the top 10. She was eliminated when the top 5 were annouced. We congratulate her for making it so far into the competition.
Miss Venezuela walked away with the crown making this two years in a row that Venezuela has won.