On New Year’s Eve, stunning ladies from 45 countries vied for the 2009 Miss Tourism International title.

And an 18-year old beauty from Poland Sarah Elzanowski won the crown, edging out two latina beauties who ended as 1st and 2nd runners up.

First runner-up is Miss Venezuela Jessica Ibarra while Miss Brazil Thays Calmany Neves is second runner-up.

The only asian beauty to enter the Top 5 Miss Malaysia Edwina Markus is third runner-up. Fourth runner-up is Gabriela Korinkova from the Czech Republic.

Jonavi Raisa Quiray is this year’s entry from the Philippines. She was unplaced.