New Miss Universe crowned
Spoiler alert! The winner of the 2009 Miss Universe crown is Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez, reports GMANews.tv. She is the sixth Miss Venezuela to win the title–last year's winner, Dayana Mendoza, is also from Venezuela.
Ada Aimee de la Cruz, from the Dominican Republic, was also crowned runner-up at this year's pageant, which was held Sunday night (Monday morning, Manila time) in Nassau, Bahamas.
Miss Philippines Pamela Bianca Manalo was thought to be a dark horse for the crown, but she did not make it to the To5 15 semi-finalists.
Miss Philippines, Pamela Bianca Manalo, during the preliminary competition