MISS PUERTO RICO WORLD 2009 - Miss Jennifer Colon Alvarado
21 year-old Jennifer Colon Alvarado, a professional model and architecture student from Bayamon, was crowned Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 2009 on a televised event held at the Tapia Theater in Old San Juan with the participation of 24 contestants.
The first runner-up was Yara Lasanta from Barranquitas and Melissa Serrano from Vega Baja was second runner-up. Isabela's Amanda Diaz and Juncos' Libni Garcia finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Prior to the competition, several fast-track events were held to select the best contestant in sports, modeling, swimsuit, talent and charity.
The fast-track winners were Rebecca Fernandez, Culebra (Sports); Jennifer Colon, Bayamon (Model); Yara Lasanta, Barranquitas (Swimsuit); Mariselle Morales, Guaynabo (Talent); and Jennifer Ortiz, Orocovis (Charity).
Colón, who stands 1.75m, will represent Puerto Rico at the 59th Miss World pageant to be held on Johannesburg, South Africa on December 12.
Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 2009: Bayamon, Jennifer Colon Alvarado
1st Runner-Up: Barranquitas, Yara Liz Lasanta Santiago
2nd Runner-Up: Vega Baja, Melissa Serrano Flores
3rd Runner-Up: Isabela, Amanda Diaz Torres
4th Runner-Up: Juncos, Libni Garcia Pabellon
Caguas, Glorimar Serrano Rodriguez
Camuy, Carla Harrison Canals
Culebra, Rebecca Fernandez Perez
Guaynabo, Mariselle Morales Cordero
Humacao, Maria Angelica Hernandez Garcia
Orocovis, Jennifer Ortiz Melendez
Ponce, Azarel Nadal Torres
Photogenic: Juncos, Libni Garcia Pabellon
Congeniality: Camuy, Carla Harrison Canals
Face: Juncos, Libni Garcia Pabellon
Hair: Rio Grande, Karen Robles Hernandez