Miss Universe 2009 Prelims (Photos and Videos)

The Miss Universe 2009 Preliminary Competition, where the candidates competed both in swimsuit and in evening gown, was held on Sunday, August 16, 2009, in the Imperial Ballroom at the Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas.

There were a lot of huge surprises, some were disappointing but most of the favorites actually lived up to expectations.

Based on beauty and vibrance, the standouts for Mykiru during the intro were: Australia, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Ghana, Great Britain, Guam, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Malaysia, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey and USA.

Mykiru's picks for this round: Angola, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, France, Ghana, Great Britain, Guam, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, USA, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Standouts: Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Great Britain, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kosovo, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela and Vietnam.

One of the highly-applauded candidates during the Preliminary Competition was Miss USA Kristen Dalton who both did well in swimsuit and in evening gown.

In the swimsuit round, one of the candidates getting a high score on Mykiru's own scorecard was Miss Australia Rachael Finch. Sexy figure. Great catwalk.

Check out the other candidates and judge for yourself...

Watch it whole...

Stay tuned for Mykiru's new list of favorites after the preliminaries...Coming up!

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, Mykiru.ph has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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