Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Miss Universe Stefanía Fernández Krupij

Birth name : Stefanía Fernández Krupij
Birthdate : September 4, 1990 (1990-09-04) (age 19)
Birth location : Mérida, Mérida State, Venezuela
Height : 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Eye color : Brown
Hair color : Brown
Major competition(s) : -Miss Universe 2009 (Winner)
-Miss Venezuela 2008 (Winner)
Stefanía Fernández Krupij (born September 4, 1990, in Mérida, Venezuela) is a model, Miss Venezuela 2008 and the reigning Miss Universe 2009. She got a Guinness record, for being the first contestant to Miss Universe which is crowned by a compatriot.

Personal life :
Fernández is of Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, and Galician origin. Her father José Luis Fernández was born in Galicia, Spain but emigrated to Venezuela 45 years ago. Her mother is Nadia Krupij Holojad, whose Ukrainian father immigrated from the Soviet Union during the period of communist rule. Fernández's father was kidnapped in 2005 in the Venezuelan state of Barinas for five days.

Miss Venezuela and Miss Universe :
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 Fernández also won the "Miss Elegance", "Best Body" and "Best Face", titles. 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 marks the first time in Miss Universe history the same country won the crown in consecutive years. Her prize package includes cash, a year contract promoting Miss Universe, world travel, a rent-free, prestigious New York City luxury apartment and a gift bag stuffed with designer shoes, dresses and beauty products, a US$100,000 stipend for a two-year course at the New York Film Academyand free access to famous fashion houses and beauty parlors.
Fernández intends to spend her year-long reign traveling the world to lecture on humanitarian issues and to promote education regarding HIV/AIDS.. After her crowning Stefania was interviewed by CNN en Español, Fox News, EFE agency (Spain), AP, Univision, RTN (Ukraine), Venevisión, Televisa (México), La Mega, Televen, Promar TV, Globovisión, Telemundo, Telecentro, Venevision Plus, Gem FM (Indonesia), "Wendy Williams Show", "NBC's Today Show", "Fox & Friends", "Don Francisco Presenta", "Al Rojo Vivo", "El Gordo y la Flaca", and others.
Her arrival to Venezuela was transmitted by Venezuelan television, she had a homage in Super Sabado Sensacional during 5 hours in Venevisión (main channel of Venezuela). Before she did give a news conference in Venezuela. Fernandez got a Guinness record, for being the first contestant to Miss Universe which is crowned by a compatriot (Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008).

The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, congratulated Stefania, and he gave her his support against AIDS. He also gave his government's support. After, she was in "Infant Orthopedic Hospital" of Venezuela. In October she traveled to Jakarta, Bandung and Medan, in Indonesia where she crowned the indonesian representative for the Miss Universe 2010 pageant.