The last time Osmel Sousa green-lighted a dark-skinned beauty as Miss Venezuela Universo was way back in 1998 when Carolina Indriago of Delta Amacuro was sent to Trinidad & Tobago (her journey was cut short during the Top 5 and did not make it to the final troika anymore) where our very own Miriam Quiambao placed 1st Runner-Up and Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana won her country’s first Miss Universe.
Fast forward to 2016 when, just a few nights ago, a dark-skinned lady from Monagas – Keysi Sayago – was chosen as Venezuela’s bet to the 66th Miss Universe.
Does Osmel Sousa know something in advance that we are not aware of or is he simply willing to take another risk in sending Keysi and trusts his gut-feel enough that she will deliver when it matters most?
I like Keysi. She has a captivating (read: elegantly smoldering) aura that – regardless of skin color – can make her a strong contender in Miss Universe. And I believe that it’s high time to take the gamble which could pay off handsomely in the long run.
So who’s with me on Team Keysi? I really feel that – after Mariam Habach who will battle it out with our Maxine Medina – she would be the perfect choice to be the national successor because she could set a new template for Miss Universe. 😉