1 Philippines, Ariella Arida (24, Alaminos). As Janine Tugonon, the first runner up last year and Shamcey Supsup in 2011 Philippines is one of the best contestant for me. I know that she is one of the favorite and she has a lot of supporters, filippinos are crazy about Miss Universe haha. During the preliminaries she choose a yellow gown created by Alfredo Barazza, a colombian designer. So, if Ariella will be Miss Universe, it will be like in 2000 with Lara Dutta (Miss Universe 2000) and Priyanka Chopra (Miss Universe 2000), indeed the 2 girls were from the same country India, as the current Miss World Megan Young is from Philippines. I hope that for the finale show on november 9th she will choose straight hair.
2 Spain, Patricia Rodriguez (23, Tenerife). The most beautiful face of this year for me. She is very latina even if she is an european girl. But unfortunately I know that even if Spain sent a lot of beautiful contestants they never have good ranks. (I think about Adriana Reveron, Andrea Huisgen, they were forgotten). The last european Miss Universe was Mona Grudt in 1990 from Norway... 23 years ago wow. I hope they will decide to finally elect an european girl. Moreover she seems to be very close to her fans and this is the most important QUALITY for a Miss Universe. She was a top 15 semifinalist in Miss World 2008, I expected to see her in Miss Universe because she has more the profile for that than Miss World.
But with the problem of european girls, we can see another pb haha. BLONDE GIRLS!! They never win, the last was Jennifer Hawkins from Australia in 2004. With all the gorgeous blonde contestants during 10 years they never find the moment to elect a blonde ? That's very weird, so Spain is the 'usually girl' that we see as Miss Universe with her latina face (for example she reminds me of Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete from Mexico) but she is so so beautiful, we can't deny this. Finally, I think that 2013 is not the year of blonde.... AGAIN !
3 Turkey, Berrin Keklikler (19, Istanbul). I love her!! she is so pretty and loveliness and for me she represents all oriental women that we never see in Miss Universe. I think about countries in Maghreb for example (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria...) this type of beauty is poorly represented in this pageant. Luckily, girls of Middle East are here !
4 Israel, Yityish Aynaw (21, Netanya). This girl is a true black barbie! She looks like Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes from Angola. Moreover during the preliminaries she makes the good choice with her white evening gown and her bun. But I have to say that I also love Miss Dominican Republic (she's so cute with her curly hair) and they looks like so I can't choose!
5 Puerto Rico, Monic Marie Perez (23, Arecibo) LATINA POWER! Miss Universe pageant without latinas is not a Miss Universe pageant haha. She is the most beautiful latina for me with Alexia Viruez from Bolivia (I love Brazil too). I expected to see her in Miss Universe since a loooong time & she didn't disappoint me, she looked stunning. Last year I was very sad when I saw that one of my favorite Bodine Koehler, her predecessor was not in the top 16 -what a suprise- so I think that it's time for Puerto Rico to take their revenge. The choice of a yellow evening gown is wise, brunette + yellow = a perfect mix.
Bolivia / Alexia Viruez
India / Manasi Moghe
Dominican Republic / Yaritza Reyes
Ecuador / Constanza Baez
Vietnam / Truong Thi May
Great Britain / Amy Willerton
Ukraine / Olga Storozhenko (but very bad choice of hair, make up & gown!)
Brazil / Jakelyne Oliveira
USA / Erin Brady
Thailand / Chalita Yaemwannang
Australia / Olivia Wells
Nicaragua / Nastassja Boliva
I also love Miss Venezuela..:)
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