Winners of the Miss Philippines 2009 beauty pageant wave to the crowds during a coronation night at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon city, metro Manila March 8, 2009. Melody Gersbach (L), 23, a businesswoman, is the newly crowned Miss Philippines-International and will represent the country in Miss International 2009. Pamela Bianca Manalo (C), 22, a flight attendant, is the newly crowned Miss Philippines-Universe and will represent the country in Miss Universe 2009 in the Bahamas. Marie-Ann Umali, 22, a tourism graduate, is the newly crowned Miss Philippines-World and will represent the country in Miss World 2009.
Melody Adelaide Gersbach – a 23 year old, graduate of the University of Asia and the Pacific with a degree in Management. She was born in Germany, but her mother hails from the Bicol Region, where Gersbach manages the family restaurant in Albay. She also hold the title of Ms. Bicolandia 2008.
The coronation was held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, with the show starting late on March 7, 2009. It was aired live over GMA channels nationwide with Paolo Bediones and Iza Calzado as hosts.