August 24, 2009
Birth name: Stefanía Fernández Krupij
Birthdate: September 4, 1990
Birth location: Mérida, Mérida State, Venezuela
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Brown
Fluent in: Spanish
Interest: International Relation
Stefania Fernandez won the Miss Venezuela 2008 title in a pageant held in Caracas, Venezuela on September 10, 2008. She was crowned by the outgoing titleholder, Dayana Mendoza, Miss Venezuela 2007 and Miss Universe 2008. Fernández also won the "Miss Elegance", "Best Body" and "Best Face", titles.
She became the second Miss Trujillo to win that title since the Miss Venezuela pageant first began in 1952. The first was Bárbara Palacios, Miss Venezuela 1986 and Miss Universe 1986. Stefanía is of Spanish Galician, Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish origin; she practices tennis and swim. Her mother is Nadia Krupij Holojad and her father is Carlos Fernández, who was kidnapped in 2005 in Barinas, Venezuela, for five days.
The 58th Miss Universe crowned Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez, 18 years old and she is interested in International Relations. Miss Universe 2009 held in Nassau, Bahamas Island and Corononation Night took place in Imperial Ballroom of Atlantis Paradise Island Hotel which also served as the official hotel where the 84 contestants stayed.
Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez , winner of Miss Universe 2009, receives the Miss Universe 2009 prize package which includes:
1. Miss Universe tiara and jewelry designed by Diamond Nexus Labs
2. Two year scholarship from the New York Film Academy worth more than $100,000 dollars to its acting or film-making programs
3. Eveningwear wardrobe from Carlos Alberto; a custom swimsuit wardrobe from BSC Swimwear Thailand
4. Shoe collection from Nina Footwear
5. Assortment of Luxe Collection video cameras from DXG USA
6. A six-day/five-night vacation for two at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas with air travel accommodations by JetBlue Airways.
7. A year-long supply of Farouk Systems products, makers of CHI, the original Ceramic Technology tools.
8. A Skype kit featuring a laptop computer, webcam, speakers and a one-year Unlimited
World plan to talk to friends and family.
9. Membership to Gravity Fitness and pampering at John Barrett Salon.
10.Fashion portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha.
11 Dermatology and skincare services by Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher.
12.Consultations with personal stylist Billie Causieestko
13. Access to an event wardrobe from leading fashion designers.
14. A New York City apartment for the year of her reign including living expenses and professional representation by the Miss Universe Organization to further her
personal and professional goals.
Final Results of Miss Universe 2009 happened on August 23, 2009.
First Runner-Up: Miss Domincan Republic, Ada Aimee De La Cruz and will assume the duties of MISS UNIVERSE 2009 if the titleholder for some reason cannot fulfill her responsibilities.
Second Runner-Up: Miss Kosovo, Gona Dragusha.
Third Runner-Up: Miss Australia, Rachel Finch.
Fourth Runner-Up: Miss Puerto Rico, Mayra Matos Perez.
Rest of Top Five: Miss Australia, Rachael Finch; Miss Puerto Rico, Mayra Matos Perez.
Rest of Top Ten Finalist: Miss South Africa, Tatum Keshwar; Miss Czech Republic, Iveta Lutovska; Miss Switzerland, Whitney Toyloy; Miss USA, Kristen Dalton; and Miss France, Chloe Mortaud.
Rest of Top Fifteen Finalist: Miss Albania, Hasna Xhukici; Miss Belgium, Zeynep Sever; Miss Croatia, Sarah Cosic; Miss Iceland, Ingibjorg Egilsdottir; and Miss Sweden, Renate Cerljen.
Miss Photogenic Universe™ Award: Miss Thailand, Chutima Durongdej. The general public voted on www.nbc.com for the delegate who exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from pageant sponsor DiamondNexus Labs.
Miss Congeniality Universe™ Award: Miss China, Wang Jingyao. This award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate’s peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from Diamond Nexus Labs.