Miss Universe Contestant Prizes

YENDI Phillipps last night placed second in the Miss Universe pageant, creating history as the highest ever finish by a Jamaican in that contest.

Phillipps served early notice of her historic feat when she was named in the final 15, then the final 10 and outshone early favourites Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Ireland to place in the top five.

The contest was won by Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete.

If for any reason Miss Mexico cannot continue her reign as Miss Universe 2010, Phillipps, as the first runner-up, will assume the role.

The second runner-up was Miss Australia, Jesinta Campbell; third runner-up, Miss Ukraine, Anna Poslavska; and fourth runner-up, Miss Philippines, Venus Raj.

Miss Australia Jesinta Campbell won the Miss Congeniality Universe award. Miss Thailand Fonthip Watcharatrakul won Miss Photogenic Universe and a second award for having the best national costume.

Jamaica Observer

Miss Universe 2009 Prizes… It pays to win as seen from last years prizes…

MISS UNIVERSE® 2009 will receive the following from the Miss Universe Organization:

* The new MISS UNIVERSE will receive an exquisite tiara created by Diamond Nexus Labs.
* A shoe wardrobe from Nina Footwear.
* A year’s worth of hair care products and tools from Farouk Systems.
* A swimsuit wardrobe from Jessica Simpson’s Swimwear.
* A collection of eveningwear gowns from Carlos Alberto Haute Couture
* A New York City apartment for the year of her reign including living expenses.
* A two-year scholarship from The NY Film Academy in New York City valued at up to $100,000.
* A trophy from Rogaska Crystal.
* Personal appearance wardrobe.
* A year-long membership to Gravity Fitness.
* Year-long hair services John Barrett Salon.
* Modeling portfolio by leading New York City fashion photographer Fadil Berisha.
* Casting opportunities and professional representation by the Miss Universe Organization.
* Extensive travel opportunities with a personal travel manager representing sponsors and charitable partners.
* Access to various New York City events including movie premiers and screenings, Broadway shows and launch parties.
* Consultation with stylist Billie Causieestko and access to an event wardrobe from leading fashion designers.
* Professional public relations media training.
* Professional media/public relations representation by Rubenstein Public Relations and Planet PR in New York City.
* Year-long dermatology and skin services provided by Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher.

FIRST RUNNER UP – $3,000 cash award and a crystal trophy from Rogaska

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