And Miss Teenager 2009 is… Dominican Republic!
15-year old Laura Baez from the Dominican Republic became the winner of the 2nd edition of the Miss Teenager pageant held at the Sheraton Presidente Hotel in San Salvador, El Salvador, on October 15th. The 21 teenage beauties competed for the coveted title in several categories including interviews, national costumes, swimsuits and gowns.
Former Miss El Salvador (and finalist in Miss Universe 1996) Milena Mayorga and Henry Licett, Mister Turismo de las Americas 2008, were in charge of hosting the event, televised through Channel 12 El Salvador.
Among the panel of judges were Irma Dimas (Miss El Salvador 2005), Ed Dominguez (Co-director, GlobalBeauties.com), Jhonny Jabhour (Mister Turismo de las Americas 2009, from Venezuela) and local personalities and dignataries.
Results: Yinela Yero (Panama, 3rd runner-up), Yohana Gonzalez (Isla Margarita, 1st runner-up), Laura Baez (Dominican Republic, Winner), Alejandra Castano (Colombia, 2nd runner-up) and Ruth Mora (Venezuela, 4th runner-up)
Top 12 Semi Finalists:
Aruba (Leonella De Palm)
Best Figure: Dominican Republic