It was a busy weekend at the international airport in Nassau, Bahamas, as the Miss Universe contestants started arriving from around the world.
The young woman will be touring The Bahamas, participating in civic and promotional activities and the television cameras will be rolling. Footage taken over the next few weeks will be edited into the live broadcast.
The 58th Miss Universe beauty pageant takes place on August 23, 2009 in Nassau, Bahamas, airing live in the US on NBC Television.
The first contestant to arrive for the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant, Miss France Cloe Martaud, is pictured as she arrives at Lynden Pindling International Airport, Thursday, July 30.
Miss Bahamas 2009 Kiara Sherman warmly welcomed Miss France to The Bahamas. Also pictured from left are Ministry of Tourism Director of On Land Communication, Janet Johnson and President of Miss Bahamas Universe, Gaynell Rolle. Standing in the background are MOT Official, Bernadette Bastian and Protocol Officer, Christopher Gibson.
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