Philippines' April Love Jordan wins 1st place in International Beauty and Model Festival


Miss Philippines April Love Jordan won the top prize in the 2009 International Beauty and Model Festival held last May 03, 2009 in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.

She bested 42 other beautiful models from different countries.

According to a Chinese writer, April wore the most eye-catching gown, undoubtedly had the most beautiful smile and was the most brillian person during the final interview.

Last March, April was one of the Top 10 finalists in Binibining Pilipinas 2009 pageant.

The competition showcased the candidates' modeling skills as they paraded in their national costumes and in bikini. There was also an interview portion to determine the smartest of them all.

Here's the official results for the 2009 International Beauty and Model Festival:

Miss International Beauty and Model 2009: Philippines, April Love Jordan
1st Runner Up: Lithuania, Laura Kuliesaite
2nd Runner Up: Colombia, Natalia Ospina Acevedo
3rd Runner Up: Gabon, Ella Marlyne Lea Ayene
4th Runner Up: Russia, Olga Lobanova

Top 10 Semi-Finalists:
6. Slovak Republic, Sabina Ovariova
7. Zambia, Mofya Chisenga
8. Netherlands, Vervuurt Evita Victoria Anita
9. South Korea, Yang Younghwa
10. China, Chen Guiqing

Queen of Asia: China, Chen Guiqing
Queen of Europe: Slovak Republic, Sabina Ovariova
Queen of Eastern Europe: Azerbaijan, Anastasiya Shaulova
Queen of Western Europe: Greece, Chapsa Maria
Queen of Eurasia: Kazakhstan, Alina Sheptunova
Queen of North America: USA, Christina Rita Sylvia
Queen of South America: Brazil, Suelen Caroline Correia
Queen of Africa: Zambia, Mofya Chisenga

Best in Swimsuit: Taiwan,
Best in Evening Gown: Singapore, Tania Lim Kim Suan
Miss Photogenic: South Korea, Yang Younghwa

Non-winning delegates:
Bahamas, Chrystal Bethell
Bolivia, Gentili Suarez Silvana
Bulgaria, Kaneva Ruslana
Canada, Lelievre Anne-Marie
Croatia, Mesic Vanesa
Curacao, Jozephia Edselline Agustinia
Ecuador, Cortez Rodriguez Sharon
Estonia, Timberg Elis-Kristiin
Ethiopia, Mekuriya Bewunetwa Abebe
France, Bettinger Celia Estelle
Guatemala, Porres Comparini Kiira Maria
Indonesia, Agustin Ramli
Kyrgyzstan, Murzabekova Aida
Latvia, Cernova Diana
Lebanon, Ajamian Jeanne Darc
Malaysia, Hng Choy Yin
Malta, Abela Maria
Moldova, Gavrilovici Anastasia
Monaco, Tawk Jennifer
Mongolia, Erdeneochir Selenge
Nepal, Zenisha Moktan
Nigeria, Ezeamaka Chisom Sharon
Philippines, Jordan April Love
Romania, Neagoe Eva Adina
Serbia, Prodanovic Sofija
Thailand, Prabpai Pannapa
Ukraine, Shynkarchuk Mariia
Uruguay, Uriarte Ivanco Duchka Maria
Venezuela, Serrano Ovalles Noharis Coromoto
Vietnam, Thach Thi Hong Nhung

Photo courtesy of GoKunming and Xinhuanet

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

2 Comment(s):

  1. Dear all,

    Great event.
    I was one of the judges on the final night and chapperones troughout the weeks.
    But the writer of this article forgot to mention the top 10. The top 10 winners also took prices so they arent non-winning delegates.
    Please adjust this in your
    The top 10 is:
    1) miss phillipines
    2) miss lithuania
    3) miss colombia
    4) miss gabon
    5) miss russia
    6) miss slovak republic
    7) miss zambia
    8) miss netherlands
    9) miss south-korea
    10) miss china

    thanks in advance.


  2. thank you for the info.
    well noted.