Congratulations to Mrs Russia – Victoria Radochinskaya who has won the Mrs World 2009 beauty pageant, which took place in the Vietnamese city of Vung Tau.
Seventy-eight participants, aged between 19 and 41, competed for the title of the world’s most beautiful married woman. Vietnam, the host country, was represented by two contenders.
The final round of the competition took place on Sunday November 22, 2009.
Victoria Radochinskaya, 31, became the 15th winner of the contest since it was first held in 1985. The PR specialist received the $150,000 jewel-studded crown (a crown of white gold decorated with 63 rubies) from last year’s winner, Ukrainian Natalya Shmarenkova. She also was awarded a necklace of precious stones that cost US$20,000.
First runner-up was Mrs America – Andrea Robertson, a 33 year old professional model.
The second-runner-up was Mrs. Hoang Thi Yen from the host country Vietnam. She works as a director of UBS in Ho Chi Minh City.
In the final round, the candidates competed in three parts, swimsuits, evening dresses and on-stage question. They set an impressive scene as they paraded on the catwalk with a burst of enthusiastic applause from over the 3,000 plus audience.
The organising board first chose the 12 best candidates (Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Costa Rica, Cote, South Africa, England, Vietnam, Poland, Brazil, America, India), then the top 6 beauties from India, Poland, Brazil, Russia, the US and Vietnam before selecting the top three for the Q&A section.
The evening was conducted by American Alan Thicke and Miss World Vietnam 2007, Ngo Phuong Lan. The Mrs World 2010 contest will be held in Seoul , the Republic of Korea.
Top 3 Finalists
Top 6 Finalists
Top 12 Semi Finalists
Mrs. South Africa
Mrs. Costa Rica
Mrs. Ivory Coast
Mrs. Hong Kong