Below are the forty (40) Official Candidates of Miss Global 2016 in shots taken by Joy Arguil during the Press Presentation yesterday.
Now if the finals will take place two days from now, then below is my selection of the Top 14 (I intentionally chose that number just to give way to a potential surprise qualifier who is outside my radar at the moment), ranked according to impressions gathered from their presentation and my table-hopping among the ladies afterwards. I decided to go into quick small talks to get clearer gut-feels of each one – either in a group huddle or dedicated chat.
The way I sized them up so far, Caitlynn Henry of Australia and Camille Hirro of the Philippines could be locking horns from now till the finals. But that could be considered premature by some. Still, I see them as the strongest so far. Britt Rekkedal of Norway (who is part-Filipino) will perform well, and could go for a three-way tie for top place if she executes her game plan accordingly. I just feel that – among the three – Miss Philippines is miles ahead in terms of public speaking and interview skills.
Completing my early Top 5 are Angela Bonilla of Ecuador and Linnea Johansson of Sweden. I won’t be surprised if there will be scene-stealers in the making among my 6th-14th placers. From those remainders, I am putting my bets on Ukraine, Thailand and Kenya. They each have their unique personalities that could work for the needs of the organization. We’ll see.
So that’s a wrap for now! 😉