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Birthday: September 4, 1990
Hometown: Merida, Venezuela

Where You’ve Seen Her: This Venezuelan beauty was recently crowned the new Miss Universe, succeeding last year’s winner, Venezuelan Dayana Mendoza. Fernandez’s victory marked the first time the same country has won Miss Universe in consecutive years. Stefania has said that in her year-long reign as Miss Universe, she plans on traveling the world to lecture on humanitarian issues, and to help promote HIV/AIDS education.

Benefits of Being Gorgeous: Her prize for winning Miss Universe includes cash, a year contract promoting Miss Universe, world travel, a rent-free, New York City luxury apartment, a $100,000 stipend for a two-year course at the New York Film Academy, and free access to famous fashion houses and beauty parlors.

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Stefania Fernandez

Stefania Fernandez

Stefania Fernandez

Stefania Fernandez

Stefania Fernandez

Stefania Fernandez

Stefania Fernandez and Dayana Mendoza

Stefania Fernandez

Miss Universe 2009: Stefania Fernandez