It sure is getting more difficult coming up with favorites for Miss Earth year after year. The quality of candidates has been going way up in the last few and 2012 tops them all. In yesterday’s Press Conference at the Best Western F1 Premier Hotel, 68 lovelies were introduced. And while a good half has already been seen participating in most of the pageant’s initial activities during the past weekend, the ones who have been spotted for the first time serve as testaments to the continuously growing quality of the competition. So without further ado, here are photo grids of my initial picks to figure out well in the weeks ahead. Nothing final here yet.
And just to sweeten this post a little more, I added a list of four contestants who are currently occupying my elemental slots. If the finals were to be held at this moment, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them grabbing the Top 4 positions.
Both Tamerin Jardine of South Africa and Ilknur Melis Durasi define what it is to be Miss Earth in the real sense of the crown. But then again, you cannot discount the fact that Osmariel Villalobos of Venezuela and Natalia Pereverzeva of Russia are just as determined to add their extra gorgeousness and winnability to the table and make the contest more exciting.
With 68 (or a little more) earnest efforts for superiority, there will still be some shuffling of ranks in the days to come. But if my favorites keep on turning up the heat, then we might just see Olga Alava’s successor in one of the images above. 🙂
Except for the topmost group shot, all photos are courtesy of Noli Berioso/OPMB Worldwide.