The late Bb. Pilipinas International 2009 Melody Adelheid Gersbach
Today is the 4th death anniversary of Bb. Pilipinas International 2009 Melody Gersbach who met an untimely death a little more than a year after she was crowned. This sweet and radiant Bicolana
– who represented us in Miss International 2009 and placed among the Top 15 used to be one of the brightest Binibini titleholders in modern times. But then, she was gone too soon. If only. If only.
We know that you are an angel in heaven now, smiling down at us and the successes of the Philippines in the World of Pageantry.
We still miss you, Melody! We really do.
Miss World 2009 Kaiane Aldorino (pictured above) will crown her successor in Sanya, China on October 30, 2010…..
Eight days later, Miss International 2009 Anagabriela Espinoza (pictured below) will relinquish her title in Chengdu, China on November 7, 2010!
What a beautiful week (30 October – 7 November) that will be! 😉
Anagabriela Espinoza, 21, from Mexico was crowned Miss International 2009 a few hours ago at the Tennis International Hotel in Chengdu, China. She becomes the 2nd Mexican to win the same title after Priscilla Perales clinched her country’s first just two years back in 2007. Placing 1st Runner-Up is Miss Korea, while Miss United Kingdom rounded out the Top 3 by getting 2nd Runner-Up honors.
The 12 other delegates who made it to the Top 15 are Misses Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, Philippines, Cuba, Belgium, Belarus, Canada, Dominican Republic, Finland, Japan and Panama.
From Chengdu, China, the 49th Miss International 2009 will be crowned tonight. The 64 contestants vying for the crown are getting ready for the finals and are all excited to know who will be proclaimed the winner. Our very own Miss Philippines, Melody Gersbach, is a strong favorite to land in the Top 3 and might even get a good shot at taking it all the way.
Here are my 15 personal picks to place in the competition:
Laksmi Rodriguez of Venezuela
Melody Gersbach of the Philippines
Rayanne Morais of Brazil
Ksenia Hrabovskaya of Russia
Sona Skoncova of Slovakia
Melania Santiago of Spain
Cassandra D'Ermilio of Belgium
Yuka Nakayama of Japan
Mathilde Muller of France
Harshita Saxena of India
Anagabriela Espinoza of Mexico
Qian Wang of China
Angelika Jakubowska of Poland
Chanel Beckenlehner of Canada
Illuminata James of Tanzania
Who will be the big winner tonight?
LET"S GIVE OUR ALL-OUT SUPPORT FOR MELODY!
If the steps above are not clear enough for viewing, here is a repeat of the procedures:
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3. Click 49th Miss International (Japanese Version)
4. Scroll down and click the 2009 – 49th Miss International
5. Click English edition
6. Look for Melody
7. Enter Miss Philippines code
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Miss Philippines Melody Gersbach in her national costume at Miss International 2009.
The finals will be this coming Saturday night, November 28, from Chengdu, Province of Sichuan, China.
The Miss International 2009 which is currently in the thick of pre-pageant activities en route to the coronation night on November 28, is one of 4 global beauty competitions simultaneously happening this month. Except for Miss World 2009 which will culminate on December 12, the three others will have their respective coronation nights tomorrow (for Miss Earth 2009 and Mrs. World 2009) and next Saturday (for the above-mentioned.) I am sharing with you a video capturing the various events which the delegates of Miss International 2009 have lend their presence to thus far.
Many thanks to ecurb of OPMB Worldwide Forums for the video.
The Philippines’ entry to the Miss International 2009, Melody Gersbach, is now in Chengdu, China giving her 100% best to represent the country amidst the company of equally beautiful women competing for the crown. Below are some of her latest photos with other candidates. Her beauty of face truly stands out here!
Miss Philippines Melody Gersbach and Miss Poland Angelika Jakubowska
(L-R) Miss Czech Republic Darja Jarcukevicova, Miss Finland Linda Wikstedt, Miss Philippines Melody Gersbach, Miss Poland Angelika Jakubowska and Miss USA Aileen Yapp (who is half-Filipina)
(L-R) Miss Finland Linda Wikstedt, Miss USA Aileen Yapp, Miss Northern Marianas Sorene Maratita, Miss Philippines Melody Gersbach, Miss Czech Republic Darja Jacukevicova and Miss Poland Angelika Jakubowska
Miss Philippines Melody Gersbach (2nd from right) with the representatives from Indonesia, Northern Marianas and Martinique.
Keep up the good work, Melody!
Finals night will be on November 28.