Miss Universe 2009 winner to be crowned in Bahamas

Eighty four candidates will be vying for the Miss Universe 2009 title and the coronation of the winner will be held Sunday (Monday morning in Manila, Philippines) at the Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas.

Experts have chosen this year’s favorites — Colombia, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Turkey, Indonesia, Venezuela, the Netherlands, South Africa, Angola and the United States. Our very own Miss Philippines Bianca Manalo is predicted to do well in the swimsuit and question-and-answer portion. Find out who will win the pageant via ABS-CBN’s live telecast, which starts at 9:30AM.