More from Miss Universe 2009 – African Queens in National Costume & Evening Gown Presentations

Is an African woman going to be crowned as Miss Universe 2009? We will find out on Sunday.  Our African beauty queens have been performing well so far, below are photos from the National Costume show which took place in the Rainforest Theater at the Wyndham Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas on Monday, August 10, 2009 as part of the preparations for the Miss Universe 2009 competition. They also competed in the Evening Gown segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Nigeria’s representative Sandra Otohwo was dressed by MOMO Couture.

The Miss Universe 2009 competition will air live on the NBC Television Network at 9:00 PM ET from ATLANTIS, Paradise Island, Bahamas on Sunday, August 23, 2009. In Nigeria, the event will be broadcast on Silverbird Television.

Nelsa Alves - Angola - National Costume

Nelsa Alves - Miss Angola2009 - National Costume

Nelsa Alves - Angola - Evening Gown

Nelsa Alves - Miss Angola 2009 - Evening Gown

Elham Wagdi - Miss Egypt 2009 - National Costume

Elham Wagdi - Miss Egypt 2009 - National Costume

Egypt - Elham Wagdi - Evening Gown

Elham Wagdi - Miss Egypt 2009 - Evening Gown

Melat Yante - Miss Ethiopia 2009 - National Costume

Melat Yante - Miss Ethiopia 2009 - National Costume

Melat Yante - Miss Ethiopia 2009 - Evening Gown

Melat Yante - Miss Ethiopia 2009 - Evening Gown

Jennifer Victoria Koranteng - Miss Ghana 2009 - Traditional Costume

Jennifer Victoria Koranteng - Miss Ghana 2009 - Traditional Costume

Jennifer Victoria Koranteng- Miss Ghana 2009 - Evening Gown

Jennifer Victoria Koranteng- Miss Ghana 2009 - Evening Gown

Happie Ntelamo - Miss Namibia 2009 - National Costume

Happie Ntelamo - Miss Namibia 2009 - National Costume

Happie Ntelamo - Miss Namibia 2009 - Evening Gown

Happie Ntelamo - Miss Namibia 2009 - Evening Gown

Tatum Keshwar - Miss South Africa 2009 - National Costume

Tatum Keshwar - Miss South Africa 2009 - National Costume

Tatum Keshwar - Miss South Africa 2009 - Evening Gown

Tatum Keshwar - Miss South Africa 2009 - Evening Gown

Illuminata Wize - Miss Tanzania 2009 - National Costume

Illuminata Wize - Miss Tanzania 2009 - National Costume

Illuminata Wize - Miss Tanzania 2009 - Evening Gown

Illuminata Wize - Miss Tanzania 2009 - Evening Gown

Andella Chileshe-Matthews - Miss Zambia 2009 - National Costume

Andella Chileshe-Matthews - Miss Zambia 2009 - National Costume

Andella Chileshe-Matthews - Miss Zambia 2009 - Evening Gown

Andella Chileshe-Matthews - Miss Zambia 2009 - Evening Gown

Sandra Otohwo - Miss Nigeria 2009 - Traditional Costume

Sandra Otohwo - Miss Nigeria 2009 - Traditional Costume

Sandra Otohwo - Miss Nigeria 2009 - Evening Gown

Sandra Otohwo - Miss Nigeria 2009 - Evening Gown

Photo Credit:
HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP
www.missosology.org

23 Comments on More from Miss Universe 2009 – African Queens in National Costume & Evening Gown Presentations
  • Isioma Azu August 22, 2009 at 5:33 am

    this is way cool :)

  • THE AMAKA August 22, 2009 at 6:52 am

    abeg, why is egypt still here? lol
    but anyway im loving them all besides namibia.
    and i love miss Zambia’s shoes! muah! lol
    thanks bella for keeping us updated on the event.

  • nikki August 22, 2009 at 7:43 am

    love it go naija.

  • Tosin August 22, 2009 at 8:18 am

    it is really cool. but what happened to the giant pictures, like you used to have on blogspot? Giant pictures.

  • cassie August 22, 2009 at 10:54 am

    why is sandra looking glum in the evening photo. thats not a good start11111

  • Sharone August 22, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Miss Nigeria’s traditional outfit….less is more no?

  • billy August 22, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    a nice smile would have completed miss nigeria’s evening gown.

  • africhika August 22, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    miss angola’s smile can light up the moon. best traditional outfit goes goes to nigeria, angola, and SOUTH AFRICA! momo couture did a fabulous job with sandra’s outfit.

  • Ify August 22, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Can I just say “Tufiakwa” to Sandra’s evening dress?What is she wearing?Looks like a full-length version of the infamous Bjork-ostrich dress.Loooove Miss South Africa’s national though..classy AND fierce.Miss Tanzania’s national is half-bad,too……..

  • Ify August 22, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Sorry,y’all.That would be Miss Zambia’s national.Looove it.

  • CGH August 23, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Ms. Nigeria traditional costume is stunning!

  • IJ August 23, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Not loving Miss Nigeria’s evening gown!

  • LilZu August 23, 2009 at 8:24 am

    I dont understand why you keep saying that. Egypt is an african country point blank.
    Anyways..the girls look great..could Miss. Nigeria look any more bland tho..

  • maya August 24, 2009 at 5:26 am

    As usual Venezuela takes the crown…i am starting to think the thing is rigged.

  • niyi August 24, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Ify, I say triple “tufiakwa” to Miss Nigeria’s evening dress. It matters not what angle the picture was taken from, that dress is hideous. I know that as Nigerians we love the colors of our flag, green and white. However, not everything has to be a literal/direct interpretation/translation of the colors. I only liked the gele and the beads and I think Sandra looked stunning. That dress however was a major disaster!!!! At best, she looked like a fattened thanksgiving turkey in it.

  • John August 28, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    From the get go…I supported Miss Zambia. I thought she was head and shoulders above the rest. Flawless beauty. Here’s wishing here the very best for the remainder of the Pageant Year, and for her life.

  • THE AMAKA August 30, 2009 at 12:40 am

    oh please! most of north africa dont want to be considered africa anyway.
    why are we insulting them by including them here?
    egypt is geographically africa but they dont want to see themselves as africans (most of them).
    egypt should not be here, period.
    i heard that egypt has a lot of dark skinned and brown skinned people. well foolish me didnt know that because all ive ever seen of egyptians were the tan ones or the white looking ones.
    not once have i seen a Miss Egypt look black.
    hmmm whats wrong with that country?

  • Chiangel September 9, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Eeeyaaa…. they look so nice. I can’t believe I missed it. Howcome Venezuela always wins? For some reason I feel they’ve won like zillions of times Lol!!! Oh well…. may be we’d win next time.

  • Chiangel September 9, 2009 at 2:20 am

    I totally agree with you. I’ve seen better.

  • Chiangel September 9, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Lol at your comment. You got it dude. Ezigbo tufiakwa. I’ve seen some if not more elegant dresses won at some events posted here on our own Bellanaija. I mean stunning dresses that even I was so happy and excited to see such but this gown on Miss Naija is a big No – no.

  • that DUDE June 9, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Okay, my comment comes almost a year late since… Venezuela won (as usual, big whoop!)

    let’s see what we’ve got here…

    Angola – that evening gown looks like a maternity dress.
    Egypt – love the national costume, not so sure ’bout the gown
    Ethiopia – that national costume could pass as an evening gown
    Ghana – I’m sorry homegirl, but that’s not a Ghanaian costume… I should know, I’m Ghanaian,, and nobody dresses like a Las Vegas Showgirl with kente highlights all over the place… you could get shot for that much exposure in the North! that gown would have been nice in another colour… or would have been nicer if avoided altogether!
    Namibia – one of the fiercest dark-skinned contestants… have you seen her close-up shots? badabing!!
    SA – rockin that national costume and (over-sized) evening gown like nobody’s business
    Tanzania – Hate that blue gown. Dunno… Looks so cheap!
    Zambia – love that national costume… but is that an evening gown?
    Naija :-) – somewhat like that national costume… looks regal. but the gown? wish you’d opted for something as simple as Agbani’s green winner (MW 2001).

  • lynn jaja August 26, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Miss south africa has the best national costume,Miss nigeria´s national costume is nothing better than garri sack,she should have worn raffia bags so that people will know we are from wild forest,abeg next time try all those goodies i use to see in oviation magazine or are they not sewn in nigeria anymore?We nigerians are known in africa for good fashion.DON´T TRY TO BRING US DOWN. I AM PROUD TO BE A NIGERIAN

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