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Miss Colombia 2008

Miss Colombia 2008, the 74th Miss Colombia pageant, was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on November 17, 2008, after two weeks of events. The winner of the pageant was Michelle Rouillard Estrada, Miss Cauca.

The pageant was broadcast live on RCN TV from the Centro de Convenciones Julio Cesar Turbay in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, outgoing titleholder Miss Colombia 2007 Taliana Vargas crowned Michelle Rouillard Estrada of Cauca as the new Miss Colombia.


The former panel of judges was composed by Olga Sinclair (Panama), Pablo Jimenez Burillo (Espana), Sylvia Loria (Costa Rica), Thomas P. Murray (United States), Giovanni Scutaro (Venezuela).


Miss Colombia 2008 - Michelle Rouillard Estrada (Cauca)

The runners-up:

1st Runner-up - Lina Marcela Mosquera Ochoa (Choco)

2nd Runner-up - Veronica Velasquez Gomez (Antioquia)

3rd Runner-up - Stephanie Garces Aljure (Valle)*

4th Runner-up - Andrea Lilian Tirado Reina (Sucre)*

The ten semi-finalists :

Paula Alejandra Gonzalez Gutierrez (Amazonas)

Ina Andrea Ontiveros Casas (Norte de Santander)

Leidy Marcela Mejia Urrego (Quindio)

Giselle Marin Ramos (Cartagena D.T. y C.)

* Sonia Janneth Cubides (Bogota D.C.) and Maria Jimena Escobar (Cundinamarca) resing the title as Segunda Princesa (3rd Runner-up)

Special awards

Miss Photogenic (voted by press reporters) - Michelle Rouillard Estrada (Cauca)

Best Body Figura Bodytech - Stephanie Garces Aljure (Valle)

Miss Elegance - Lina Marcela Mosquera Ochoa (Choco)

Best Face - Ina Andrea Ontiveros Casas (Norte de Santander)

Reina de la policia - Lina Marcela Mosquera Ochoa (Choco)

Senorita Puntualidad - Sonia Janneth Cubides Silva (Bogota D.C.)

Best Regional Costume - Andrea Lilian Tirado Reina (Sucre) - "Pola Becte", Design by Erick Perez

Miss Congeniality - Cindy Kohn Cybulkiewicz (Guajira)

Zapatilla Real - Giselle Marin Ramos (Cartagena D.T. y C.)

Final Competition Scores

     Miss Colombia 2008-2009

     First runner-up

     Second runner-up

     Third runner-up

     Fourth runner-up



According to the press release from September 11of 2008 on the website of the National Beauty Contest of Colombia, The official candidates are:


Marianna Rodriguez was replaced by Stephanie Garces Aljure as Senorita Valle after pictures of Marianna posing in underwear surface.

Sonia Janneth Cubides Silva resing her title as Segunda Princesa to pursuit an acting career


Lina Mosquera (Choco) would go on to win the title of Miss Continente Americano 2009 and placed as the 6th Runner-up at the Reina Hispanoamericana 2009 pageant .

External links

Official site

Canal RCN: Concurso Nacional de Belleza

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