Stefanía Fernández

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Stefanía Fernández Miss Universe 2009

Stefanía Fernández Krupij (born September 4, 1990) is a Venezuelan beauty pageant titleholder. She won the Miss Venezuela 2008 and Miss Universe 2009 titles. She earned a Guinness record by being the first Miss Universe winner who was crowned by someone from her own country.[1]

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Stefanía during a Fashion show in Caracas, Venezuela

Fernández is of Ukrainian and Spanish (Galician) origin. Her mother is Nadia Krupij Holojad, whose Ukrainian father immigrated from the Soviet Union during the period of Communist rule.[2]

Career[change | change source]

Fernández won the Miss Venezuela 2008 title in a pageant held in Caracas on September 10, 2008. She was crowned by the outgoing titleholder, Dayana Mendoza, Miss Venezuela 2007 and Miss Universe 2008.[3] Fernández also won the "Miss Elegance", "Best Body", and "Best Face", titles.[4] She became the second Miss Trujillo to win that title since the Miss Venezuela pageant first began in 1952 and also the second Miss Trujillo to win Miss Universe. The first was Bárbara Palacios, Miss Venezuela 1986 and Miss Universe 1986.

Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza (also from Venezuela) crowned her as Miss Universe 2009 on August 23, 2009, in Nassau, Bahamas. This marked the first time in Miss Universe history the same country won the crown two years in a row.[5]

Awards[change | change source]

  • 2009: Guinness record (for being the first Miss Universe winner who was crowned by someone from her own country).[1]

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