So which four ladies do I expect to see topping the finals night this coming Saturday? There’s Zaira Bas from Spain who is my pick to win Miss Earth 2014. Add Miss Philippines Jamie Herrell who has performed well enough to secure her top placement. I will also include Andrea Neu of the USA. I believe she has been the best-performing American entry compared to her predecessors in the past few editions. And to complete the quartet, I would slip in Justine McEleney of Northern Ireland. I have a good feeling about this girl.
The next four (4) candidates on my list are no push-overs, though. Sendy Caceres of Paraguay, Alankrita Sahai of India, Eloisa Gutierrez of Bolivia and Anastasia Trysova of Russia are capable of pulling in a pleasant surprise and stealing the limelight from my perceived Elemental Winners. In particular, I trust Sendy as the most likely to go for the jugular here.
But what about the remaining eight (8) contenders pictured above? I’d say that one or two among them can reach Top 8 if they manage to come up with solid presentations for the judges come Saturday. Maira Alexandra Rodriguez of Venezuela, Sasi Sintawee of Thailand or Franceska Toro of Puerto Rico are my bets to do that in this group. At any rate, I don’t see a back-to-back victory for Venezuela, sadly.
Do I see come-from-behind placers among the rest? Most certainly. But I will just allow myself the pleasure of being amused by whoever will make the cut outside of the ones I have short-listed. After all, Miss Earth is also giving high premium on whoever has shown positive compatibility with the organization (read: less headaches), and that could be a relative thing from an outsider’s point of view.
The bottomline: Spain for the win. I would be very happy witnessing this Spanish beauty finally claim her country’s first Miss Earth crown. Seeing Jamie Herrell get the #1 spot won’t make me fall off my seat, but Andrea Neu of the USA is the other possibility I would be happy being crowned as winner. Spain or USA deserve to become Earth’s Top-ranked Warrior for 2014.
I wouldn’t mind reading your personal choices now, dear readers. 😉