Did you watch the Miss Universe 2009 pageant last night? If so then you will know that Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez took the crown.
The competition took place in Nassau, Bahamas, last night when the 18 year old walked away with the crown. Miss Dominican Republic Ada Aimee De la Cruz, l. (say that when drunk) was the first runner up.
This makes the second year in a row, and six total, that Venezuelan has won the crown. For a list of the top 10 reasons why the country keeps winning then check the jump below.
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I just hope that Stefania Fernandez does a sexy spread like her predecessor Dayana Mendoza. I also hope she doesn’t get too upset that Heidi Pratt’s performance isn’t overshadowing everything.
Now for the 10 reasons that Venezuelan’s keep winning follow the jump.
1. Venezuelans are happy
According to the World Values Survey Venezuela is home to some of the most contented people in the world. Indeed 55 per cent of the Venezuelans questioned said they were â€œvery happyâ€.
2. Venezuelans are exotic
Venezuela, which has a population of 28m, is a melting pot of different nationalities and as a result many interesting and unique offspring are reproduced. Ethic groups include Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African and indigenous and 60 per cent of the population are known as â€˜Mestizoâ€™, meaning those who are a mixture of Europeans and Amerindians.
3. Venezuelans live in a beautiful, diverse country
Venezuela â€“ which lies at the northern extreme of South America, bordered by Colombia to the West, Brazil to the South, Guyana to the East, and the Caribbean Sea to the North â€“ is a country of striking natural beauty, ranging from the snow-capped Andean peaks in the west, through the Amazonian jungles in the south, to the beaches of the north.
It is considered to be among the world’s 18 most biodiverse countries, featuring diverse wildlife in a variety of protected habitats. Some 38 per cent of over 21,000 plant species are unique to the country while 23 per cent of reptilian and 50 per cent of amphibian species are also unique to Venezuela.
4. Venezuelans appreciate natural beauty
With all that flora and fauna â€“ not to mention other national beauty spots like the Angel Falls, in the south â€“ around it is little wonder that Venezuelans are keen aesthetes. Indeed Venezuela’s national tree is the araguaney, whose characteristic lushness after the rainy season led novelist RÃ³mulo Gallegos to refer to â€œthe golden spring of the araguaneyesâ€.
5. Venezuelans live very near to the beach and the sea
Some 73 per cent of Venezuelans live less than 100 kilometres (62 miles) from the coastline, meaning tans, beach bodies and tousled, honeyed locks. There are 2,800 kilometres (1,740 miles) of coastline.
6. Venezuelans are Roman Catholic
Depending on which sources you use, between 92 and 96 per cent of Venezuelans are Roman Catholic. Perhaps it is the morality that the Bible offers that helps make beautiful women. I wonder what God would think about nose and boob jobs.
7. Venezuelans can bank on good weather and gain an impressive bronze tan
Because of its proximity to the Equator, Venezuela experiences few climatic variations. There are really only two seasons â€“ dry and wet â€“ and the average temperature is about 27C. Last one to the beach is a loser!
8. Venezuelans have a rich cultural heritage
Venezuela may have some of the largest oil reserves in the world, but it also boasts interesting heritage, art, and culture, having been heavily influenced by the Caribbean context â€“ unlike much of the rest of South America.
9. Venezuela are named after one of the most romantic and beautiful places in the world
Venezuela owes its name to Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci. In 1499, a year after Christopher Columbus first explored the Orinoco River Delta, Vespucci sailed along the northern coast of South America (then called Tierra Firme) until he reached Lake Maracaibo. The stilted huts that indigenous people had built along the shore reminded him of the Venetian homes in his native land, so he named the land Venezuela, or “Little Venice.”
10. Venezuelans are mad keen on beauty pageant competitions
So perhaps this is the most significant factor. The Miss Venezuela contest is the countryâ€™s national beauty pageant of Venezuela â€“ and it has been held since 1952. After months of preparation and grooming, the final competition, broadcast live on television across Latin America, lasts four hours.
source: Top 10 reasons why Venezuela has the most beauty pageant winners [The Mirror]