Below are three (3) photo grids showing my Top 15, Top 10 and Top 5 in succession.The Top 5 was actually arrived at based on my personal judging. I did not assemble the quintet to come up with a token Latina, Asian-American, African-American or All-American and satisfy the cravings of different groups clamoring for their respective bets to win. I simply thought that these five ladies have what it takes to enter the magic circle.
Miss Vermont Jackie Croft is the girl I feel who would follow the trail of last year’s Miss North Dakota Audra Mari who became 1st Runner-Up to Nia Sanchez. So with that placement settled, I would pick one among Miss Alabama Madison Guthrie, Miss Arizona Maureen Montagne and Miss Rhode Island Anea Garcia as potential successor. My hunch is that Miss Maryland Mame Adjei would be either 3rd or 4th Runner-Up. So if I would rank them in order, Alabama-Vermont-Arizona-Rhode Island-Maryland could be the winning combination.
Of course, having that very definitive order of placement is way too risky. But I don’t mind putting my name on the line. After all, that’s where the excitement of predictions comes from. Nobody among us can ever predict what answers will come out of their thinking minds to secure better or lower finishes, so I choose to anticipate that they will do me proud in the end.
Good luck, ladies! 🙂