Gibraltar’s  Kaiane Aldorino  has won the coveted crown as Miss World 2009, triumphing out of 112 beautiful and talented young women in the 59th Miss World Final from Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, City of Gold.     
As the final duty in her reign, Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova removed the bejeweled crown to place it on the head of her successor as the new Miss World 2009.  Taking up her deserved position on the throne, Miss World 2009 was joined by first runner-up Mexico and second runner-up South Africa.                                        

Lost for words amid all the excitement and emotion of the event, Gibraltar distilled her tear-filled feelings into a few poignant words:  “My time has come.  I am living a dream that I pray will never end.”

 India was also announced as the winner of the Miss World Beauty With A Purpose Award for her inspirational charity works.

The glittering two-hour spectacular showcased the beauty and talent of 112 of the World’s most incredible young women, who have spent one month enjoying the wonders of South Africa.

Presenters of the show were China’s leading TV presenter Angela Chow, South African TV host Michelle McLean, and Miss World Event Director Steve Douglas.  They were joined on stage by very a special guest from India, former Miss World and Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra.     
Entertainment came from South African talent was represented by international stage sensation Umoja. 

Miss World’s own talent was showcased with jaw-dropping performances by Talent Final winners Canada and Sierra Leone, Korea and Norway.  The show was screened around the globe, with many countries taking it live to a massive TV audience.

The Mayor of Johannesburg was also in attendance to see the new Miss World crowned and to receive the thanks of the contestants for helping make their stay in the City of Gold such a memorable one.

  The Miss World flag was handed over to Vietnam, hosts of Miss World 2010.

After the Final, the contestants attended the Coronation Gala, where they dined with family and new friends from around the world.

Mexico is first runner up, followed by South Africa as second runner up

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