I know it’s too early to tell my favorites for Miss Earth 2011, but just based on post-arrival pictures during the welcome dinner hosted at the Carousel Mansion, I picked a dozen ladies I’m liking so far. There were already 62 candidates when these photos were taken. By now, the number should be already approaching the target 94 or so for this year’s edition.
India is right on track in vying for a second consecutive Miss Earth crown. Hasleen Kaur is a knockout stylish beauty. But Venezuela’s Caroline Medina is not letting her guards down. This gorgeous Latina looks good in pics, but projects even better in person (and could also be a Miss Congeniality contender based from early feedbacks). I can also single out Driely Bennettone of Brazil. This ever-smiling lady from Sao Paulo is living up to her pre-arrival hype. And one delegate from Africa I’m interested in so far is Miando Ratsimiahotrariva of Madagascar. She is simple but strikingly beautiful. Just like Merve Saribas of Turkey – another fascinating candidate. And I am also pleased with Japan’s bet. Tomoko Maeda is a head-turner alright.
Well, those are my impressions so far. And these are bound to change in the next few days or so. Let’s see how each one of them will shine all throughout the pre-pageant activities of Miss Earth 2011.
(All images above are courtesy of OPMB Worldwide‘s Bruce Casanova)