My Top 10 for Miss Global 2016
In the ongoing Miss Global 2016 competition which will have its finals at the PICC Plenary Hall tomorrow night, it is kinda easy to predict who among the candidates will occupy the Top 3 positions. But that’s getting ahead of the story.
My Personal Top 10, in reverse order are:
10) Britt Relkedal of Norway
9) Valeriya Vergunova of Holland
8) Ester Haikola of Namibia
7) Katherine Saavedra of Chile
6) Malikeh Razavi of Iran
Now let’s go to my Top 5 with photos by JR Noses:
Buppha Nilsawat of Thailand could complete the magic circle for me
Miss Thailang Buppha Nilsawat has that regal bearing that can make her stand out even if placed in the middle of Caucasians and Latinas. And she has a charming personality too.
Linnea Johansson of Sweden is 3rd Runner-Up on my scoresheets
The sweet-looking Linnea Johansson who is one of the youngest at 20 does not really exude an aura normally associated with her age. She can be opinionated beneath that doll-like face while maitaining a disarming presence.
Angela Bonilla of Ecuador is a close 3rd in my rankings
Now Angela Bonilla of Ecuador is no newbie in pageants so she knows how to present herself well by now. And in my books, she makes up 1/3 of the Top 3 tentpoles in this batch. She could spoil things for my first and second in rank.
Caitlynn Henry of Australia is the closest pursuer of Miss Philippines (Photo credit: JR Noses)
The biggest hurdle for Caitlynn Henry of Australia is if she could pull off a back-to-back win given the fact that compatriot Jessica Peart is the reigning titleholder. But on her own merits, she is likely to be the one in an intense tug-o-war with the delegate to beat in my opinion.
My choice to win Miss Global 2016 is Camille Hirro of the Philippines (Photo credit: JR Noses)
Honestly, I am setting aside my biases here simply because Camille Hirro of the Philippines could really be the best spokesperson of empowered women globally (i.e., in the profile the Miss Global Organization is looking for in a winner. She is smart, very articulate and can express her views in a lot of subject matters without getting stumped or pressured. The short hair is actually working to her “empowered” advantage. Suffice it to say, the Miss Global 2016 crown is hers to lose.
As for potential ladies who could enter the Top 10 and replace one or two of the listed names above, I would not mind having Daryna Ilvovska of Ukraine and Eshani Diana of Sri Lanka as alternates.
Camille Hirro of the Philippines is my pick to win Miss Global 2016 (Photo credit: Melvin Sia)
So there. Barring any major blunder for the host delegate, I see Miss Philippines as the next Miss Global.🙂