Nassau (Bahamas), Aug 23, (ANI): Indian hopes were dashed when Miss India Ekta Choudhry failed to make the top 15 in the Miss Universe 2009 contest.
Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez, was eventually named winner of the 2009 Miss Universe pageant.
Miss Australia, Rachael Finch and Miss Puerto Rico, Mayra Matos Perez were stood as the first runner ups, while Miss Kosovo, Gona Dragusha was second runner up.
The pageant, held in Nassau, Bahamas was hosted by Billy Bush and actress and former Miss Rhode Island USA Claudia Jordan.
Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza, also of the Venezuela, crowned her successor.(ANI)