The official candidates to Miss Earth 2009 buckled down to real pageant business when all 80 of them participated in the official swimsuit preliminaries held at the Fontana Leisure Estate. They wore identical red two-piece swimwears that highlighted their shapely bodies. At the end of the night, the winner of Best in Swimsuit was announced. Miss Philippines, Sandra Seifert, took the honors. Another candidate, Miss China Xu Yan, was picked as Miss Fontana.
(L-R) Catherine Untalan (Miss Earth Water 2006 and Miss Earth Foundation Officer), ME Philippines Sandra Seifert (Best in Swimsuit), Karla Paula Henry (Miss Earth 2008) and ME China Xu Yan (Miss Fontana)
Prior to the announcement, the candidates with the 15 highest swimsuit scores were recognized. Aside from Seifert, the 14 other ladies who made it to the Top 15 in this category are:
ME France Magalie Thierry
ME Brazil Larissa Ramos
ME Spain Alejandra Echevarria
ME USA Amy Diaz
ME Switzerland Graziella Rogers
ME Paraguay Gabriela Rejala
ME Canada Lateesha Ector
ME Hungary Korinna Kocsis
ME Venezuela Jessica Barboza
ME Turks & Caicos Alison Capron
ME Colombia Alejandra Castillo Munera
ME Cuba Jamilette Gaxiola
ME Malaysia Madelyne Nandu
ME Mexico Natalia Quinones Perez de Jalisco
Congratulations to Best in Swimsuit Sandra Seifert, Miss Fontana Xu Yan and the rest of the Top 15 in Swimsuit!
The girls are off to Boracay this week!
Images above are courtesy of Jory Rivera and Melvin Sia of OPMB Worldwide Forums.