Call it popularity, favoritism or simple mind conditioning. These three ladies – Jamie Herrell and Crystal Aberasturi of Cebu plus Angelie Crizelle Ocampo of Pampanga – are fast becoming the ladies to beat in Miss Philippines Earth 2014. In fact, I’d be surprised if they don’t end up in the Top 5 come May 11. So at this point, it’s a matter of looking for two other candidates who will complete the final quintet.
I know that the medals are non-bearing during judges’ deliberations for the semifinals. But the Sponsor Awards are another thing altogether. In fact, these special titles are better indicators of who will figure out strongly on top. It’s looking more and more like the organizers are looking for youthfulness in their winners.
But despite the above trio claiming podium finishes in the swimsuit competition, there are still strong performances from the remaining ladies. For sure, they will give it their best to upset the favored ones. And the likes of Mary Ann Ross Misa, Bianca Paz, Monique Manuel, Kim Covert, Janelle Tee, Melanie Balagtas and Diane Querrer will move heaven and earth to keep themselves on the right track until the elements for 2014 are announced.
So dear readers. Do you think the results of the pageant are already moot and academic? Or will the Q&A really decide on who will succeed Angelee delos Reyes? Well, your guess could be as good as mine. 😉