International Cattle Queen 2009 Contestants

The city of Monteria, Colombia, is currently hosting the International Cattle Queen 2009 beauty pageant in it's 2nd year. Among the preliminary events for this pageant, is the Fresh Milk Festival! The coronation night will be on June 21.

Contestants are also required to parade in national and cowgirls costumes to a crowd of thousands in the streets of Monteria. “I am surprised to see how wonderful and well organized this pageant is, the locals have been very hospitable and welcoming, this is a fantastic experience”, says the Brazilian queen, Samara Valêncio de Melo.

Also present is Blanca Cristina Aljibes (photo above) of Venezuela, the first ever International Cattle Queen 2008, crowned last year.

What does a young woman must have in order to win this contest? “She must be beautiful, elegant, poised, and have a fair knowledge of this important industry in her country”, the organizers explained. There are six lovely and gorgeous candidates participating:

Miss Brazil
Samara Valêncio de Melo

Miss Colombia
Diana Margarita Silva Londoño

Miss Costa Rica
Andrea Ramirez Marin

Miss Dominican Republic
Victoria Fernandez Tavarez

Miss USA
Joanna Parra Cordova

Miss Venezuela
Marlin Dayana Rodriguez

Miss USA wins International Cattle Queen 2009


"To God be the Glory".