Miss Nicaragua Is First Runner Up At The
2009 Miss Global International Beauty Pageant.
and talented Nicaraguan beauty Iris Ordeñana made a resounding impression
at the 5th staging of the prestigious MISS GLOBAL
INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY PAGEANT in Montego Bay, Jamaica. This production
was held at the world famous RIU Resort & Spa on Saturday August 1st
2009. Miss Ordeñana was beauty personified and during her stay in the
beautiful island of Jamaica she kept Nicaragua’s flag flying high.
This dynamic and beautiful young lady was an
instant sensation as she touched the Jamaican soil. She was statuesque and
had the most humble and engaging personality. This 21 year old beauty from
Siuna, RAAN is the epitome of what the Miss Oneness Beauty Pageant
organization is all about. She is an example to all young ladies.
She is a professional and took the initiative
to strive for excellence. Miss Ordeñana’s brief stay in Jamaica was an
experience to be remembered for a lifetime. The organizers of the Pageant
treated all the young ambassadress with style and pomp the minute they
arrived. The competition proved to be a very intense from inception but
all the lovely ladies persevered and had so much fun that for a moment one
would have thought they were long lost friends and not competitors.
All the delegates were treated to a reception
where they were the guests of honor in MEET THE QUEEN WELCOME COCKTAIL
RECEPTION. The next day they were treated to an island tour and met with
some of the locals and international guests. The young ladies enjoyed some
of the wonders that the island had to offer and even the authentic
cuisine. Later that evening they were judged as they modeled fashions by
one of Jamaica’s top designers – Showtime Entertainment.
The Minister of Tourism the honorable Edmund
Bartlett flew from Kingston to meet the lovely delegates at the RIU Resort
and he even shared a few words with Miss Nicaragua about the similarities
between Bluefields and Bluefields, Jamaica.
Another aspect of the competition was where
the girls met with the judges for the Personality Interview. Miss Ordeñana
looked chic and sophisticated and was well composed in her business
attire. Next they paraded for the judges in their swimsuit. Hers was
sponsored by Jacqui Koon How of the House of Jacqui of Trinidad & Tobago.
The pageant started at the designated time and
Iris looked breath taking in her blue and silver costume representing
Nicaragua’s carnival and the Caribbean coast waters. This was designed and
made by Jacqui Koon How and Kalicheran’s Mas Camp of Trinidad & Tobago.
This earned her the BEST COSTUME award.
For her talent Miss Ordeñana chose to
dramatize a poem written by one of Nicaragua’s very own poets – the late
Ruben Dario entitled – A MARGARITA DEBAYLE. She worked into the long hours
of the night to perfect her performance under the astute guidance of
Pageant Directors and she was amongst the TOP 3 in the talent competition
to perform on coronation night.
Next Miss Nicaragua was adorned in a gorgeous
shimmery gold sequined gown which accentuated her silhouette designed by
one of the finest designers in Nicaragua – Fernando Fuentes of Venezuela. The
moment she graced the stage the crowd was amazed and Iris shine like the
golden sun. She was resplendent and flawless on stage and the crowd
The final aspect of the competition was the
FINAL QUESTION segment. There, the young ladies were asked a question on
stage and had to respond accordingly. Iris listened attentively to her
question which asked about the environment and answered eloquently. All
the young ladies looked beautiful and made their respective countries
Sectional awards were as follows:
BEST COSTUME – MISS NICARAGUA
BEST TALENT – MISS JAMAICA
MOST AWARE – MISS BAHAMAS
MOST CONGENIAL – MISS CANADA
In the end the results were announced with
Miss Jamaica – Adrianna Bryan placing 2nd Runner Up, followed
by Miss Nicaragua – Iris Ordeñana placing 1st Runner up and
Miss Bahamas – Azaria Claire chosen as Queen.
Pageant Director and Coordinator of the Miss ONENESS Beauty
Pageant – Mrs. Vanessa Sahatoo from Trinidad and Tobago was Iris’s
International Chaperone and Consultant. She stated that Iris was a gem and
brought glory and fame to her nation as she stood before all and
represented her beloved country and people with dignity, intelligence and
most of all love.
Vanessa has been very instrumental with Iris’s
success as she was dedicated and committed in working with her people in
Trinidad & Tobago to secure Iris’s costume and swimsuit. She was also
Iris’s makeup artist, wardrobe stylist and hairstylist for the duration of
her stay in Jamaica. Vanessa brings a wealth of experience to our
organization and she prides herself on working simultaneously with our
young delegates and help to mold them to better themselves and be an asset
to their country and people.
Miss Nicaragua the talented and dynamic Iris
Ordeñana is very pleased with her success and wishes to thank all for
their unending love and dedication in her preparation for this pageant.
Miss Iris Ordeñana, the beauty from Siuna is a remarkable young woman and
a shining example to all young women aspiring to participate in the Miss
Oneness Beauty Pageant.
I want to take this opportunity to
congratulate Iris as she prepares herself for Miss Caribbean World 2010 in
Tortola British Virgin Island and Miss Europe Junior 2010 in Prague,
Czechoslovakia. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors and to
enjoy her reign as Miss Oneness 2009.
Many thanks to the following for their
Mr. Wade Hawkins
Don Fernando Fuentes
Salon de belleza Bon Chic
Jacqui Koon How
De Siuna a Jamaica
Beldad costeña representará a Nicaragua en Jamaica
Una reina Caribeña
Iris Ordeñana se lució en el Global International Beauty Peagent
Miss Global Jamaica Gleaner