Before Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines and Mireia Lalaguna Royo of Spain, 2007 was the last time an Asian won Miss Universe – courtesy of Japan’s Riyo Mori – while 2009 was when Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar claimed the blue crown for Europe. Nothing unusual with that, really, except if you compare the frequency of the Latin Americans lording it over these two titles.
If we do the reverse, Europeans are finding it more difficult to win the Universe because the last titleholder from that region was the dethroned Oxana Fedorova of Russia back in 2002 and before that, Mona Grudt of Norway in 1990. Modern Miss World history has favored Asian winners outside of India only during the last ten years with two Chinese (Zhang Zilin and Wenxia Yu) and a Filipina (Megan Lynne Young) getting the #1 spots for 2007, 2012 and 2013, respectively.
So where or what is the sense in all of these rantings? I am not intellectualizing on the subject matter. But in terms of recency, Europeans are a lot less lucky in Miss Universe, while Africans are getting the smallest slice of the pie in Miss World. I really don’t have a big problem with that. As long as the Philippines is on top or always near the top, I’m all good.
Okay, another brand new week has started, and more days to squeeze my brain for new topics to blog about. 😉