As usual, the Miss Earth ladies have been divided into 3 groups and have been assigned to different sponsor-destinations where they will complete in swimsuit and evening gown preliminaries. Let us focus on Group 1 first. This group has 28 members and they are:
Albania, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Gabon, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Martinique, Pakistan, Poland, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Tonga, Turks and Caicos, Ukraine and Venezuela
Group 1 went to Golden Sunset Resort in Calatagan, Batangas (south of Manila) owned by Ricky Reyes who additionally handed out special prizes to two exceptional ladies named as Miss Golden Sunset and Gandang Ricky Reyes (roughly translated as Beautiful a la Ricky Reyes – a chain of hair salons around the country.)
Miss Earth 2009 Group 1 Swimsuit Preliminaries Top 5: (L-R) ME Colombia (Alejandra Castillo Munera), ME Cuba (Jamilette Gaxiola), ME Spain (Alejandra Echevarria), ME Hungary (Korinna Kocsis) and ME Venezuela (Jessica Barboza)
Named as the Top 5 in Swimsuit for Group 1 are: Alejandra Echevarria of Spain, Jessica Barboza of Venezuela, Jamilette Gaxiola of Cuba, Korinna Kocsis of Hungary and Alejandra Castillo Munera of Colombia.
The recipient of the Gandang Ricky Reyes award is Alejandra Echevarria of Spain, while Miss Golden Sunset is Jamilette Gaxiola or Cuba.
Below are some random photos of the ladies who went to Calatagan, Batangas.
ME Jamaica Jenaae Jackson and ME Martinique Pascale Nelide
ME Venezuela Jessica Barboza
ME Poland Izabela Wilczek
ME Tonga Mary Greatz and ME Ukraine Karina Golovata
Posing with two of the Golden Sunset crew are ME Spain Alejandra Echevarria, ME Venezuela Jessica Barboza and ME South Africa Chanel Grantham
ME Pakistan Ayesha Gilani
Hot favorite ME Spain Alejandra Echevarria
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