Texas, The Filipino-American daughter of a couple from Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental was crowned Miss United States International 2009 during the pageant held July 7-10, 2009 at the Stafford Conference Centre in Houston, Texas.
Aileen Jan “A.J.” Valdehueza-Yap, 20, who representing the state of Texas won the prestigious title Miss U.S. International 2009 will represent the US in the 49th Miss International pageant to be held at the Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China on November 7, 2009.
Final crownd favorites
* Miss U.S. international 2009: Texus, Aileen Jan Yap * The 1st runner-up: Florida, Lees Darayanne Garcia * The 2nd runner-up: Michigan, Shawna Vale * The 3rd runner-up: California, Kristy Davis
* The 4th runner-up: Wyoming, Keri Shar
Miss Texas International 2009 Aileen Jan Yap is crowned Miss US International 2009
(photo courtesy of Danny Pozon / kagay-an)
Miss US International 2009 Aileen Jan Yap and her court. (photo courtesy of Danny Pozon / kagay-an)