Below are the videos of the contenders who made Top 20 on my list. I initially picked the best two from each of the following regions – Africa, Americas, Asia/Oceania, Carribbean and Europe – then added the next ten reps who received the best preliminary analysis on my personal scoresheet.
South Africa 🇿🇦
From the Americas
Cook Islands 🇨🇰
From the Caribbean
Dominican Republic 🇩🇴
Puerto Rico 🇵🇷
Allow me to cut the twenty ladies in half so that I can share with you my Top 10 consisting of the Philippines, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Russia, India, Mongolia, Venezuela, Indonesia, Mexico and the USA.
Indulge me in being so pro-Catriona Gray. But I see our bet as the only one among them who justly deserves the Miss World 2016 crown. She is the veritable total package – beautiful face, excellent communication skills, talented singer with an altogether charity-driven disposition that encompasses what the Miss World Organization is all about. She will definitely be a huge asset for Julia Morley.
And so, I am left to select the two runners-up plus two more ladies to make up the Top 5. The four contenders are:
Timea Gelencser of Hungary
Yaritza Reyes of the Dominican Republic
Yana Dobrovolskaya of Russia
Priyadarshini Chatterjee of India
My Top 5 is a hearty mix of everything that Miss World is all about – substance being the topmost consideration with beauty of face as the next benchmark. Catriona, Timea, Yaritza, Yana and Priyadarshini are all that and more.
I would have loved to squeeze in Diana Croce of Venezuela into the final fold. But for now, she is the one I choose as the likeliest to spoil one of the spots above in the ultimate run. She is a very close 6th on my list.
So that wraps up my forecast for the results of Miss World 2016. Do not forget the GMA-7 telecast of the finals on Monday, December 19 at 8am (promo teaser below).
courtesy of GMA News