Gibraltar Grabs First Major Pageant Title After Winning Miss World 2009

Kaiane Aldorin finally won for Gibraltar its first major and Big Four pageant after winning the Miss World 2009 crown. She bested 111 other contestants at the 59th staging of the contest. She was crowned by last year’s winner Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia.miss-world-2009

The event was held at the Gallagher Convention Center in Johannesberg, South Africa. The 112 contestants became the largest number of entries to the pageant.

Perla Beltran of Mexico was crowned First Runner-up and Tatun Keshwar of South Africa grabbed the Second Runner-Up trophy.

Aldorin entered the semi-finals as a fast track. She also won the Miss World Beach Beauty event. It should be noted that her predecessor for this title, Anagabriela Espinoza of Mexico, had just won the Miss International 2009 crown two weeks ago (November 28, 2009).

The rest of the top seven finalists were: Canada, Colombia, France and Panama. Brazil, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Martinique, Poland, Sierra Leone and Vietnam were among the top 16.

Gibraltar is a self-governing British overseas territory located at the tip of Europe’s Iberian Peninsula facing the Mediterranean Sea and Africa. The Big Four pageants consist of Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth and Miss International.