Russia crowned Mrs World 2009

Seventy-six candidates from countries and territories worldwide took part in the final round and the coronation of Mrs World Pageant 2009 at the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Sport Hall on November 22.

Mrs. Victoria Radochinskaya from Russia was crowned Mrs World 2009. She was awarded a crown made of gemstones worth US$150,000 and a necklace of precious stones that cost US$20,000. She works in public relations.

The first runner-up was Mrs. Andrea Robertson, a professional model from the US

The second-runner-up was Mrs. Hoang Thi Yen from the host country Vietnam. She works as a director of UBS in HCM City.

In the final round, the candidates competed in three parts, swimsuits, evening dresses and traditional customs. 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, 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 76 beauties had sent 20 days in Vietnam playing golf, beach volleyball, cycling, doing charity work and sightseeing in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Hanoi and HCM City.