Lourdes Figueroa was crowned Miss Guatemala 2009

20-year old model and student from Guatemala City, Lourdes Figueroa was crowned Miss Guatemala Universe 2009 during an event held at the Gran Tikal Futura Expocenter on May 25. She will travel to Nassau, Bahamas to compete at the Miss Universe 2009 Pageant to be held on August 23.

Meanwhile, Angelica Guevara from San Marcos was named Miss Guatemala World and will compete representing her country at the Miss World 2009 Contest at Johannesburg, South Africa later this December.

But the event was affected by a major scandal: Jennifer Chiong (Miss Guatemala 2008) who had been dethroned last December -for her inability to perform her duties- showed up at the event, uninvited, wearing her sash and crown, and bringing an audio track with her "farewell speech".

Chiong interrupted the event when she took the stage by storm during the performance of musical guest Carlos Peña (winner of Latin American Idol 2007). The audience and guests could not understand what was happening, and pageant directors removed her from the stage.

Afterwards, a brawl took place inside the venue, where journalists filmed and photographed the whole ordeal. Chiong took the stage again and grabbed the microphone to try to discredit the pageant organization. The contestants had to leave the stage and the scandal lasted for about an hour, until Chiong was removed from the premises.

Miss Guatemala 2009 Official Candidates


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