The 58th Miss Universe pageant was held in Bahamas on August 23. It was the first time back to back victories in Miss Universe history. Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe 2009 by outgoing titleholder compatriot Dayana Mendoza. Fernandez beat contestants from 84 countries and territories. Miss Dominican Republic Ada de la Cruz was declared the 1st Runner-up while Marigona Dragusha from Kosovo became 2nd Runner-up.