This is going to be a long show. Now, the Parade of National Costumes and Introduction of the Delegates ongoing.
A video on the history of the pageant is now being shown from the very beginning till now. Stella Marquez was given special mention as first winner. Precious Lara Quigaman’s 2005 win was also shown and mentioned in passing.
The swimsuit round is now in action.
I’m happy to note that the ladies (in groups of 10) are not being asked to dance and gyrate sexy moves while in 2-piece swimwear. They glide to centerstage more traditionally.
I’m liking Estonia, Ecuador, Hungary, India and Korea so far. I also like Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia. And then, there’s also Netherlands, Nicaragua, Philippines and Poland. Further, I like Slovak Rep., Sweden, Spain, Thailand, Tahiti, USA and Venezuela (bumawi sa double twirls!)
I just noticed this. Why is there a quick jump in live streaming everytime Miss Philippines goes to the centerstage?
Time for four special awards. ’13 Miss National Costume winner is Miss Aruba.
’13 Miss Friendship is Miss New Zealand.
’13 Miss Internet is Miss Macau.
’13 Miss Photogenic is Miss Lithuania.
A longish break to allow the ladies to change into their evening gowns.
Evening Gowns now. Funny how the hosts go from slow to faster to a little faster then back to slow in calling the ladies.
The ones I like are Colombia, Ecuador, Estonia, Gabon, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Tahiti, USA and Venezuela.
A video of the ladies touring Tokyo plus their other pre-pageant activities is being shown before announcing the Top 15.
The ladies are now onstage with flowers on their hands performing to the tune of ‘I’ll Be There’,
Here now are the Official Top 15 Finalists:
1) Miss Gibraltar
2) Miss Brazil
3) Miss Puerto Rico
4) Miss Ecuador
5) Miss Hungary
6) Miss Netherlands
7) Miss United States
8) Miss Philippines
9) Miss New Zealand
10) Miss Iceland
11) Miss Colombia
12) Miss Russia
13) Miss Poland
14) Miss Thailand
15) Miss Spain
The Japanese host is now talking to the judges. In Nihongo, of course. They’re obviously killing time.
The Top 15 Finalists are now being presented once more.
My personal Top 5 would be Philippines, Netherlands, Brazil, Hungary and Poland.
Another video of the ladies enjoying Tokyo is being shown now.
The Top 15 Finalists called back onstage to make way to the…
Final Round: Speech now
Colombia tripped onstage before giving her speech in Spanglish, but more of Spanish without translations.
Hungary thanked Miss International then segued to her native tongue I couldn’t understand.
Netherlands stated that we should not stop sharing and caring. We are one.
New Zealand spoke about her platform of working to reduce inequality and enhancing education and work with women’s ideologies.
Philippines started with the agonies of her country in recent months and thanked the whole world for the support. From here, she wants to spread the message of hope of rising above difficulties if she becomes Miss International.
Note: Based on the final round, I would say Philippines, New Zealand and Netherlands will be Top 3.
Judges are now in closed-door deliberation.
A video showing Miss International winners from 2000 to the present is being shown.
Miss International 2008 Alejandra Andreu now making her ceremonial walk and being interviewed by the hosts.
The winners should be announced next.
Here they are!
NEW ZEALAND – CASEY RADLEY
NETHERLANDS – NATHALIE DEN DEKKER
MISS INTERNATIONAL 2013:
PHILIPPINES – BEA ROSE SANTIAGO!!!
Congratulations to all the winners!!! 😀