169 comments on “Sunday “Miss Universe 2017” Specials: Second Crown for South Africa, Third Win for Thailand or a Sandwich Victory for the Philippines?

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  3. Last year my predicted pottential winner is france during early stage of competition…
    This time CANADA is a dark horse.

    Thailand and south Africa will not win.

    Philippines would most likely get a runner up finish.

    But my support will alalways be for her…

    I wish my prediction for Rachel would become bigger today.

    Wish her all the best!

    • South africa is almost same as France image from last year if she wins…the org will not like that.

      Thailand do not have superb performance… but her face is very likeable same as maxine from last year.

      Rachel is not a very liķeable face there is a dull moment that would be her disadvantage.. dapat ata naka enervon parati something na nakuha nya sana sa past 2 winners.

  4. If you don’t mind, my top 6 in each group continental:

    Philippines
    South Africa
    Thailand
    Indonesia
    Angola
    Sri Lanka

    Iceland
    Great Britain
    France
    Germany
    Russia
    Croatia

    USA
    Mexico
    Venezuela
    Canada
    Peru
    Brazil

    Total of 18 all in all. The fan vote is certainly included up here already. Eliminate 2 and you will have your top 16.

    (I don’t know… but I feel that Puerto Rico will be given a wild card because of Hurricane Maria)

  5. I think if MUO crowns Miss Thailand, it will be a huge slap to Pia. Maria is the Pia version of Thailand. I think it is unfair because we have seen how Pia worked and trained hard to achieve the coveted crown unlike the wannabe. If my guess is right, Pia trained for 8 months. We have witnessed her transformation. I can’t see the hype at all to this clone. Her preliminary is such a cringe- worthy performance. Although, she might get there with the fan vote as we all know that Thais just like as are rabid fans.

  6. Our Queen Rachel’s beauty, body and incredible communication skills will put her up there on top 😍

    I love Russia’s luminous beauty 😘 She is also consistent favorite among bloggers!

    Iceland is underrated 😞 and Ghana is criminally ignored 😲

    I think though that USA is our Queen Rachel’s nemesis 😟

    👸 My top 5 👸

    Philippines
    USA
    Russia
    Iceland
    Ghana

  7. GB RELEASE THEIR PRELIM CHOICES
    swimsuit
    1. south africah
    2. thailhand
    3. rushia
    4. husa
    5. venezhuela
    evening gown
    1. thailhand
    2. indiah
    3. franche
    4. philiphines
    5. sphain

  8. 2ND RUNNER-UP- INDONESIA

    1ST RUNNER-UP- SPAIN

    MU 2017- PHILIPPINES

    TOP 10

    SOUTH AFRICA
    MEXICO
    COLOMBIA
    RUSSIA
    PERU
    GERMANY
    THAILAND

  9. Here are my picks based on the new format. I must say I found Europe soon pickings and would rather replace 3 of them with girls from A any of these: China, Guyana, Japan, Nicaragua, Nigeria

    Asia/Oceania/Africa:
    PHILIPPINES*
    THAILAND*
    ANGOLA*
    INDONESIA*

    Americas:
    VENEZUELA*
    PERU*
    HAITI*
    MEXICO

    Europe:
    FRANCE*
    RUSSIA
    ITALY
    AUSTRIA

    Wildcards:
    USA*
    KOREA*
    BRAZIL
    SOUTH AFRICA (though I didn’t actually like her presos & if one of the perceived favourites were to be left out my guess would be her)

    *=TOP 10

    TOP 5:
    PHILIPPINES
    THAILAND
    ANGOLA
    INDONESIA
    VENEZUELA

    TOP 3:
    PHILIPPINES (Winner)
    THAILAND (1st Runner-up)
    ANGOLA (2nd Runner-up)

  10. Miss Universe 2017: Mexico
    1st runner up: Philippines
    2nd runner up: South Africa

    Top 5:
    4.Thailand
    5.Germany

    6. France
    7. Peru
    8. USA
    9. Venezuela
    10. China

    11. Russia
    12. Brazil
    13. Colombia
    14. Spain
    15. Angola
    16. Indonesia

  11. My List

    Asia/Oceania/Africa
    Philippines
    Thailand
    Australia
    Angola

    Americas
    Venezuela
    Mexico
    Guyana
    Colombia

    Europe
    France
    Great Britain
    Spain
    Germany

    Wild Cards
    South Africa
    Usa
    Indonesia
    Haiti

    My Final 5
    Winner: Philippines
    1st Rup: Great Britain
    2nd Rup: Thailand
    3rd Rup: Usa
    4th Rup: Indonesia

  12. Top 16

    Americas
    Colombia
    Mexico
    Brazil
    Puerto Rico

    Asia, Africa and Oceania
    China
    India
    Korea
    Philippines

    Europe
    France
    Germany
    Iceland
    Spain

    Wildcards
    Angola
    Indonesia
    Jamaica
    USA

    Spoilers
    Cambodia
    Dominican Republic
    Ghana

    El Tocuyo Awards
    Peru
    South Africa
    Thailand
    Venezuela

    As much as I have wanted South Africa and Thailand to be in the list, I can’t. Something tells me that they won’t make it. I know this wouldn’t matter, just like every prediction on this blog, so best of luck to the ladies.

  13. Ito po ang mga bet ko….

    Angola – Dark Horse / nice body and pasarela

    Colombia – Overrated. Too much gums when smiling not my cup of tea total downgrade from previous candidate

    Dominican Republic – Sweet

    France – beautiful eyes may enter top 5

    Guam – beautiful face. long body short legs

    Indonesia – Photogenic

    Mexico – kilay… not my type

    Panama – nice body and pasarela

    Peru – crowds favorite

    Philippines – simple elegant sexy

    Portugal – beatiful face may enter top 15

    Puerto Rico – nice pasarela

    Russia – beautiful face

    South Africa – beautiful face but short. top contender

    Spain – dark horse

    Sweden – elegance

    Thailand – overrated / looks expensive body nahhhh!

    USA – host country

    Venezuela – pasarela

  14. After watching the Preliminary Competition, here are my Top 10 for Miss Universe 2017:

    Angola
    Brazil
    France
    Korea
    Mexico
    Peru
    Philippines
    Thailand
    USA
    Venezuela

    Note-worthy candidates include:

    Argentina
    Austria
    Colombia
    Haiti
    Honduras
    India
    Indonesia
    Malta
    Nepal
    Panama
    South Africa

  15. Tito norman, the Thai woman’s face reminds me of Joyce Ann Fellosa Burton, our representative in 1985 Miss Universe. if you know what i mean?

  16. Russia, Philippines, and USA would be an interesting top 3. But as I see it both South Africa and Thailand are getting the best chunk from MUO in terms of exposure like Yamamay, interview, Chi, and official photo shoots. If Rachel performs flawlessly during the night that matters I won’t be surprised to see her run away with the Mikimoto crown. Best of luck Rachel!

  17. If there is one single advice Rachel needs to hear from her supporters Tonight , it is smile more !!!! Let her body and pasarela do the ‘smize’ for her!!!!

  18. One very impt question . Someone earlier said Rachel was not invited to Yamamay . If this is true , how does it relate to her chances of making it tomorrow ? It would be good to hear from the experts

  19. During bbp i said natatangkaran lang ako sa kanya and she won dahil favorite sya ni madamme. But she proved me wrong sa natatangkaran lang ako sa kanya after ng prelim. She deserved din naman pala ang title pero still paborito pa rin ang nagpanalo sa kanya. cherett lang 😁. After the prelim mukhang may chance makapasok. but proceeding to the next spot until wins is depend on her as long as she maintains her freshness and effortlessly fiercely beautiful face and styling with a captivative smile and a vavoom performance and excellent Q&A She is really a complete packaged. She almost there na so maintain dapat bukas or more than that. as they said may pasabog sya so expectation for that is very very high. So, May GOD Bless Rachel Peters for tomorrow’s coronation night. May she bring home the crown 👑.

  20. If there is only one Philippine MU candidate who deserves to win, It’s Rachel. She beams with confidence but appears to be calm and queen-ish. Not the typical beauty queen who sometimes go overboard just to be noticed. I love her eversince and that I was able to predict when she won MUP. I hope this time, my prediction’s gonna come true again. She is my Miss Universe 2017.

    • Jeremi 2 yrs nang nanalo si Pia , bitter pa rin .
      Pia deserved to win the crown , all the 4 judges said so.

      • Fabie my Fabie, what did I say for you to say that.
        FYI, I became a fan of Pia after the prelims with that make-up and that red gown as opposed to her blue gown and cakey make-up during the finals but after the Q&A, I knew she sealed the crown. I’m saying this to stop all the doubts you have in me regarding Pia.

  21. Go Rachel !!!! We are excited for you as our Philippine representative because we know you can deliver, hence the support of everyone in social media, including celebrities, the common people and of course, the rabid Pinoy pageant fans. Thank you for giving us fans something to believe in, after the disappointment in MI & MW. Just have fun and do your best. If ever one of the front runners win, make them work hard for it and go through the eye of the needle before they get their hands on the crown. But I know you’ll be great Miss Universe because you’ll be great spokesperson for the org. Make us proud, girl.

  22. Philippine Queens 2017
    Body and Poise-Rachel Peters
    Beauty of the Face-Mariel de Leon
    Intelligence-Karen Ibasco
    Imagine kung iisang tao lang ang mga ito.

    • Star, not to pour alcohol into MAriel’s bleeding wounds. I have always been conflicted with her facial beauty .
      Is she really beautiful or not ? Her dad is uber hot and her mom has gotten more beautiful with age . I don’t know about Her.

      • Kung Beauty of face ang usapan, Kris Tiffany Janson na! Timeless beauty. Elegante!

      • Pastilan oi c mariel ang ginahisgutan isingit pa jud c Janson hihihI
        In short ngil-ad ang usa sa ilaha hihihi ang batasan pud kaha hihihi 🤗

      • BONGOK700 PAG IGIT NA LANG DONG UNYA KAN-A! GAYAYA RA KANG BAYOTA KA, KANANG IMONG KABOGO, WA KA MAHUYA, IMONG INAHAN, BURIKAT! HILOM DI HA OY!

    • @Star, Mariel on facial beauty? Are u kidding?
      Sorry to say that she has this disproportionate facial structure.
      I don’t know your standard of beauty but IMO, Mariel is not beautiful in any standard.
      Up to this day, I still wonder why she was even crowned BbP International because there were far more deserving girls in her batch.

      • Jeremi, it’s the celebrity factor and the previous BP participation plus her good comm skills that won her the BP International title .
        Judges ‘ decision .. so it was fair … in a way

  23. An open letter to Rachel Peters:

    Dear Rachel,

    Many people wonder why Filipinos are so obsessed about beauty pageants. I think the answer is simple: it is one of the rare moments the country is on a global stage. We do not usually win Olympic medals like China, or have a Forbes 500 company headquartered in the Philippines like Samsung in Korea, or have any celebrity that most people in the world know about like South Africa’s Nelson Mandela (except Manny Pacquiao!). When people ask me what ethnicity I am, I say Filipino. Unfortunately, not many people know much about the country, and the things they do know are not always the most pleasant. On top of that, living in the Philippines is a struggle for most. Things do not come easy, and you really have to work hard to attain any sort of success. And that is why they beam with pride when any Filipino succeed…because they know how hard it is. It gives them hope that maybe, just maybe, they too can succeed.

    Rachel, if you win, you will inspire thousands of young Filipinos to keep dreaming even if their circumstances aren’t ideal, but if you don’t, please know that you have already made the whole country very proud by representing us the best way you can – by being yourself. Thank you.

    Bee

    • Very well said , bee. I think the interest in pageants has always been there … even during those dark times when yr after yr our candidates hardly made center stage.

      For me , it lies mostly in our poor self-esteem as a nation . Winning or placing high in pageants gives us a vAlidation that we too are beautiful and important no matter the height the color of our skin or what have you .

      In fact , it’s not just beauty pageants . It is everywhere … anywhere we are centerstage ….like when Lea became Miss Saigon or when Charice got invited to Oprah . We feel like we were part of their experience .

    • I don’t know how wide is your knowledge about Filipino in terms working professionals in the global market, I just would to inform you that Filipinos are well known everywhere. Well known doctors, lawyers, engineers, nurses, it tech etc etc.. not to mention the other fields in medical. These professionals are holding high positions in their respective fields. So I bet to disagree in your notion about Filipinos. Lastly, pageants in other countries are not popular, I firmly believe that . But then again I am always praying that our representative will win the coveted crown. Sa Ibang bansa ang popular sa kanila ay soccer baseball basketball pero pag pageantry Hindi pinapansin lalu na dito sa america.

      • Ivan, I agree to some extent but let’s admit that Filipinos are being paid less than their counterparts in every profession. Like for example, a British doctor is paid 7x more than a Filipino doctor; the same goes for engineers, nurses, office managers, HR specialist, IT people etc. etc. so in reality Filipinos are really discriminated against. This is beside the point though. I think Bee’s point is about the general image of the Philippines to the world which is partly a fault of the media be it in broadcasting, prints and movies. We often send movies to international festivals with themes such as poverty, prostitution, slum area, theft and all those kinds. A french friend of mine whom I met in one of my trips was very surprised when I brought him in Manila stating that she never thought that metro manila is as modern as it is. She thought about slums which he sees on tv and on movies.

        Sadly, the Philippines is much like Africa which is known only for poverty but when you actually visit or live in african countries, they are much like any other countries with luxury as well as poverty.

      • @jeremi I don’t think so Jeremy, I don’t know what country are you talking about . I’m speaking where I am now USA no racial discrimination in terms of salary. My brother is a doctor in UK his the chief of surgery and his salary is according to his position. My cousin in Australia a lawyer same salary bracket. Oops maybe ur talking about Saudi Arabia of which there is a real gap because of the western employment opportunity. That is sad of which Filipinos teaching the other coworkers from other country but they receive less.saddddddd but true. But then again salary is not the point there my premise is we are well known in the whole world in terms of high caliber professionals.

      • Ivan, there are about 40 million Filipinos in the labor force (or those that can work) out of a total population of 105 million. Out of those in the labor force about only 20 million or so are employed with salaries (many of whom are contractual). Most of the the rest of the 105 million people depend on these, and on those who are abroad. There are 10 million Filipinos abroad, 4 million of whom are in the US and more than 2 million in the Middle East, Yes those in the US and Europe receive good pay and are generally treated well compared to those in the Middle East.

        In short, majority of Filipinos struggle, and life here in the Philippines is indeed hard, especially with escalating prices. Those who are abroad may be better off, and may not appreciate how hard it is tor local Pinoys to enjoy simple comforts or luxuries, let alone eat properly. That said, the point of the posters here is that the popularity of pageants is related somehow to the socio-economic conditions we are in, and the dearth of reasons to celebrate, whether as a nation, or individually. The experience of winning is vicarious, and makes us feel good about ourselves. It is sociological. If we were a lot better off, perhaps more people would be busy building careers, living good lives and pursuing happiness, and would be less drawn to momentary sources of high. The true blue pageant fans would be the only ones rabidly following MU and the other pageants, for the sheer delight of it.

        And, as the others here said, we are still hungry for victory, in whatever form. Because we are still hungry for affirmation. We are still, by my last reckoning one of the poor countries of the world (still developing to be more politically correct), and also still lagging in South East Asia despite being one of the fastest growing economies in recent years.

        Yes, Filipinos abroad, especially in the US are generally NOT discriminated against, and even enjoy a good reputation of sorts. Why not, when many of our best people leave and settle in North America. It is a different story here though.

        Peace!

      • Ivan not only in Saudi Arabia or in the Middle East for that matter but all over the world. Those doctors that you say are those that obtained their degrees in the US because I know a couple of doctors who were educated in the best medical schools in Manila and who have years of practice that are forced to work as Nurses in Canada and in the US. The same in Europe or in Germany where I spent a chunk of my life. Doctors who graduated in the Philippines even work as Caregivers in London and Manchester and everywhere in the UK. So generally, Filipinos are really discriminated against not only in the professional world but in all aspects of life. It is hard to admit but it’s true. It is just that we sometimes close our eyes to this sad reality.

      • @Jeremi: If they work as caregivers , then they get paid as caregivers even if they have a medical degree. What’s not fair about it ?
        Why they are not using their degrees , I don’t know . Could it be because they failed to meet the requirements ? In the US , it will be very hard to descriminate against anyone even if u want to . The consequences are such that u will never ever do it again.

  24. My TOP 16

    FAN VOTE
    France|Mexico|Thailand

    WILD CARD
    Brazil|Canada|South Africa|Venezuela

    JUDGES CHOICE
    ASIA/AFRICA – Angola|Indonesia|Philippines
    AMERICA – Colombia|Panama|USA
    EUROPE – Germany|Poland|Spain

    TOP 10 – Angola|Colombia|Germany|Mexico|Panama|Philippines|Spain|Thailand|USA|Venezuela

    TOP 5 – Colombia|Mexico|Philippines|Spain|Thailand

    TOP 3 – Philippines (1st RU | Spain (Winner) | Thailand (2nd RU)

  25. My top 16 (Considered the new format. Based on the prelims and on the ladies’ comm skills in FB live broads, etc)

    (Top 3, kahit sinong winner)
    Spain
    USA
    Philippines

    (Rest of the top 16 in no particular order)
    Venezuela
    Brazil
    India
    Mexico
    Guyana
    Thailand
    Great Britain
    Russia
    Finland
    Canada
    France
    Dominican Republic
    Indonesia/Malaysia/Korea

    Ang hirap magpredict! Pero solid ako sa top 3 ko. I like PHILIPPINES because she’s so MU – BUT – after watching the prelims, I got kinda worried. Yes, she had a strong pasarela compared to the others but the face had dead moments.

    USA – not very pretty. Pero dahil may interviews in between segments, pwedeng maitawid nya hanggang top 6. Rampadora din kasi toh e…at sa totoo lang, charming sya

    SPAIN – di ko sya napansin until I watched the prelims. Kudos to Spain for sending worthy candidates – Patricia, Ms. Cordero and even last year’s rep. I have not seen this lady talk though – just fell in love with her in the prelims.

    I hope na sana next year, may pa sneak peek sa mga interviews. Kahit highlights lang ng each candidate – 30 sec video ba…

    Bukas naaaaa ang MU!!! Excited na akoooo!!!

  26. With Miss Iraq joining again this year after 1972 despite threats, I hope next year, we see Miss Jordan join again after 1960… ( Miss Tunisia and Miss Morocco who were pretty regular in the 1960s and 1970s will soon hopefully join again too)

  27. With the way IMG is going, this is a possibility.
    MU – South Africa (Diversity, crown should go to another continent)
    1st runner-up – Thailand (Could have been the winner, but doesn’t have the yamamay ready body)
    2nd runner up – Rachel (Has the yamamay body, but Philippines just won 2 years ago)

    • This is MU happening on American soil
      Fluency is not enough
      It’s how you answer the question that matters …be it in English or otherwise .
      That means it’s fate …. just like what happened to Pia against Olivia .. and Paulina against Nina.
      But I agree SA is very articulate . Chances are she will do well at Q&A . But I hope Rachel do way better .

      • It’s not just fluency that I considered. Miss Universe is all about the face. To me, South Africa is the prettiest of them all.

      • I agree , SA stands out in terms of beauty and personality not to mention her gift of words .In a situation where all the answers are vanilla , SA May emerge as the winner because of that.
        But if the Philippines or anyone pulls off a much stronger answer , she may win. Remember Botswana vs Miriam in 1999 and India vs Colombia in 1994

        Just to let you know , I think it’s still SA’s crown to lose . I really adore her beauty . She and Peru have a very cute sweet classy and feminine beauty … not like the Glamazons.
        But then again , it’s MU. It’s still anybody’s game. For all we know , the org is looking at a totally different candidate.

    • Sorry babe, But it is Russia who is the real Goddess in the competition. SA can’t come close. SA didn’t shine in the preliminary. When the beautiful, towering Spain came out, she was easily overshadowed.

    • Jonas: Taasan mo ang score kay thailand ha, huwag kang mag alala pag nanalo yan may balato ka sa akin.

      PIa: Oo naman Mama J ako pa, close kami ni Thailand since under kami sa camp mo kaya ako na bahala.

      Jonas: Asahan ko yan ha.

      Pia: Dont worry, ako pa pareho mo kaming inalagaan.

  28. I can single out Peru as the prettiest . She is cute sexy and sweet… very much like Miss Peru from last yr ( who I thought was the prettiest among the top 13)

    But I’m still rooting for Rachel … queen na queen ang dating … without that imposing
    Personality .

    Please do not forget to smile !!!! Let your body and your tan do the smize for you !!!!

    • I think with how aggressive Thailand has been at MU, it won’t be long until they produce a winner. I don’t think this is the yr though . I don’t see the fire in her . I could be wrong

      • The last time Thailand won was with a US-raised and educated woman. She was very articulate, and it helped her a lot that the competition was held in Hong Kong – it was Asia’s year. If Thailand has a chance of winning MU again, this is their best chance because Maria can speak English well. If they don’t win this year, they will have a hard time winning anytime soon.

  29. Kulang pa sa angas c rachel na meron sa mga Colombia at Venezuela yung confidence na kahit pangit eh sinasabi sa sarili na maganda ako or kahit pangit ay project lng na sila ang pinakamaganda…ganern dapat. …. kuda to d max eh Di balik ang MU crown sa Pinas😄🤗

  30. MISS UNIVERSO – TAELANDIA (ansakit man!!!)
    Primera Finalistah – ESTADOS UNIDOS
    Segunda Finalistah – VENEZUELA
    Cinco Finál – SUDAFRICA
    Cinco Finál – MEXICO

    Diez Finalistas
    FRANCIA
    FILIPINAS
    NAMIBIA
    ISLANDIA
    RUCIA

    Dicesais Finalistas
    GRAN BRITAÑA
    CANADA
    PUERTO RICO
    TANZANIA
    MALACIA
    BRASIL

  31. Tita Norms ang duwag mo naman para tumigil sa Top 3 picks!!!!

    Prediction lang naman to and this wont make you a lesser version of yourself if you failed to guess whos the winner. O baka natatakot ka sa bashers if you would choose Thailand (which btw is the unanimous choice of almost all predictioners).

    Hahahaha ikaw din bahala ka jan! Pag nanalo si Thailand. Its not credited to ur record na nahulaan mo ng tumpak ang Miss Universe this year!!! Sinukuan mo ang Prediction Game naten eh!!! Spill it Momshie!!!! Who do u think will win???

    • Dear Baklah,

      It is not the fault of Mr. Norman if you are so dense or naivé or plain stupid Read between the lines. Let us be fair to him. He is placed in a position as what Ate Vi would describe “damaged you do and damaged if you don’t “ lol.

      Any of the top ten chosen by this post would be a decent winner.

      World Peace.

  32. I barely comment so here we go. Theres just something about Miss Thailand that I find so condescending. Like when I see her smiling pics parang what shes saying is, yeah I know Im the best, yeah I got this bitches. I wanna see some sincerity, some humility, and lalo na ung likeability factor. Like with Kenya last time, di fake ung pinapakita nya. Maybe Marias fans just blew her ego too much.

  33. Asia
    South Africa
    Thailand
    China
    Philippines

    Europe
    Spain
    France
    Russia
    Austria

    Americas
    Venezuela
    Panama
    Mexico
    Colombia

    Wild cards
    Sri lanka
    USA
    Israel
    Japan

    Top 10
    Venezuela
    Philippines
    Sri lanka
    USA
    Panama
    Austria
    Spain
    Thailand
    South Africa
    Colombia

    Top 5
    Sri Lanka
    Philippines
    Venezuela
    Panama
    Austria

    Top3
    Venezuela-2nd runnerup
    Sri Lanka-1st runnerup
    Philippines-MU2027

  34. Asia
    South Africa
    Thailand
    China
    Philippines

    Europe
    Spain
    France
    Russia
    Austria

    Americas
    Venezuela
    Panama
    Mexico
    Colombia

    Wild cards
    Sri lanka
    USA
    Israel
    Japan

    Top 10
    Venezuela
    Philippines
    Sri lanka
    USA
    Panama
    Austria
    Spain
    Thailand
    South Africa
    Colombia

    Top 5
    Sri Lanka
    Philippines
    Venezuela
    Panama
    Austria

    Top3
    Venezuela-2nd runnerup
    Sri Lanka-1st runnerup
    Philippines-MU2027

  35. I was a fan of Ehrin facial beauty. was …between Thailand and Indonesia mas napapatitig ako Kay Bunga during the prelims. but we don’t know how great they are during the closed door interview.
    Thai might not even make the top 8 cut w that form

    • Jackie ang tigas ng dila ni Indonesia . she sounds very humble so I hope she makes the semi-final round . I see Venus and to a certain extent Janine in her … with her strong Pasarela and over all presentation .

      • @Fabian. yes pilipit dila ni Bunga but Pasarela and body wise she is stronger than thai na maganda lamang mukha. Thai in yamamay mukhang kailangan I deworm not to mention straight cut b
        my fave thai queen still aniporn and w indo still kezia
        Rachel is the strongest Asian and my miss universe

      • Jackiey12 , is Maria really a b ? She sounds amiable to me . Yes I like Thailand 2015 ….way bettered than Thailand 2016.
        I like both Kezia and Bunga too . I hate that f——g Indonesia 2015 . Talking about b——-s hihhii

  36. i hope that MU 2018 will be held in the philippines
    or outside of the u.s.
    because the pre-pageant activities were so much
    of a let down this year
    it really is a shame

    this is my top 20

    philippines
    angola
    guam
    malaysia
    italy
    spain
    mexico
    france
    germany
    thailand
    indonesia
    sri lanka
    namibia
    portugal
    venezuela
    peru
    ukraine
    ethiopia
    japan
    korea

  37. I am personally overwhelmed
    MUO will try its best
    to give you a fair game

    keep on supporting
    the best fans in the world

  38. Russia was betrayed by her nerves during the preliminary competition, so I will strike her out and put Great Britain and/or Iceland. I say ‘and’ because Germany and Spain are not lock. However, after I watched the preliminaries again, I think France is a lock for Europe, although she is really from French Guiana. France’s stage presence and her face look amazing. However, her gown in the preliminaries might have been better.

    I vote for Venezuela for Americas but if she is in, then I do not want Colombia to be in. USA is a lock. Watching the prelims again, Jamaica has a weird ramp walk which might prove to be her waterloo.

    Asia/Africa is the tricky place; There are FIVE outstanding ones: Philippines, South Africa, Thailand and these two, Thailand & Angola. I mean the rest cannot catch up with these five but it’s so hard to eliminate any one of them.

    I want a new country to win. I think MUOrg will favor European fan base again. I want to give it to Great Britain or Iceland.

    If it is going to be a repeat country, of course, I vote Philippines but if not, I greatly favor South Africa.

      • FIVE outstanding for Asia/Africa: Philippines, South Africa, Thailand and Indonesia & Angola (…sorry)

      • I’m with you on Angola. I think she’ll be standing with the top 16. And I think she’s strong enough to go very far.

  39. I have a feeling that Russia or a black delegate from Africa will win the crowm. #feeling

    Of course, I will not complain if Rachel will walk away with the crown.

  40. Hi Kuya Norm… we didnt know each other personaly but i always reading your blog every time you have a post and everytime that Ms. U kicks off i always waiting for your prediction and this year we have the same choice of the winner and i have 13/16 on ur list i have posted this on my fb nov. 25 to be exact…. and South Africa is also my choice on getting the crown i only dont have P. Rico and Germany but i have Iceland and D. Republic and Canada…..

  41. My Top 3 Based on SS and EG
    1. Philippines – she was radiant on stage!
    2. Angola – flawless presentation and styling
    3. Venezuela – best pasarela! Mariam style but more likable.

  42. Dear God, you made me sad when you took my favorite matinee Idol, David Cassidy, this week. Early this year, you took my favorite comedy actress Mary Tyler Moore. I just want you to know that my favorite beauty pageant fans are the Thais and Indogs. Nyahahahaha!

  43. MISS ASIA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL 2017 EVENING GOWN COMPETITION WINNERS

    Congratulations to the Best in Evening Gown winners and Special Awards during the Evening Gown Competition of Miss Asia Pacific International 2017 pageant held at Movenpick Resort and Spa Boracay.

    Best in Evening Gown – Valeria Cardona (Honduras)
    1st Runner-Up – Ilene Astrid De Vera (Philippines)
    2nd Runner-Up – Vuon Thanh Tuyen (Vietnam)
    Miss Movenpick – Valeria Cardona (Honduras)
    Miss Congeniality – Louisa Brown (Australia)

    Under a new management, Miss Asia Pacific International was re-established last year after a decade of hiatus. The pageant is one of the oldest pageant in the world which started in 1968.
    42 delegates from different parts of the world are currently competing and has just finished the Evening Gown Competition last night at Movenpick Resort and Spa located in Boracay. .
    Coronation Night will be on November 29, 2017 at Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila.

    • Valeria was one of the prettiest in ME this year…akala ko she will make the top 16 cut…lots of potential…I guess she’s shining now. Nakatulong ang experience nya sa ME PLUS IT HELPED na komportable na sya sa pinas…

  44. Watched Miss U’s FB live broadcast earlier feat. the recently concluded prelims.

    Will share my review tomorrow…hahaluan ko pa ng kung anu-anong analysis…haha! antok na ako!

    Also, sa mga nagfifinalize ng list jan, may pa-live kaninang umaga sa MU fb page. May mga girls na assigned to hold the camera at magsasabi ng things about them…there were around 6 to 8…and one thing is common – sila yung mga makukuda. Feeling ko sila sila yung mga nag-top sa interview. 🙂

  45. naku naku shoeses ko po..bakit si Thailand na parang matanda ang ngiti dahil a ngipin, sya yung dapat magpa veneers. Pwes ito ang prediction ko.

    Top 3: Philippines, Indonesia, Namibia

  46. It’s not over until it is.
    I hope Rachel keeps smiling showing her beautiful teeth .
    Let her tan and her sexy dress do the smize for her !
    She looked really really great in her swimsuit .
    She was perfect in tangerine during Binibini . Why the change , idk. But what ever makes her feel good wearing , I hope she smiles and shows the judges she really wants it .
    Indonesia looked really ‘good’ from a distance . She may do a Venus Raj. Winning maybe hard to fathom , Sobrang tigas ng dila nya.

  47. If IMG let Rachel win, rest assured they won’t have a hard time staging MU in the Philippines again. Not only is Rachel very much deserving of the crown, but they get to reap more coz much of the work will be done for them…by us. Think, IMG, think.

    • Personal information: Wanda Teo wants to host MU 2018. I’m sure this is at the back of MUO’s mind =) No, it’s not Chavit funding it this time. Yes, Jonas is out.

      • Aba James, si manay rodgil will suggest to MUO to travel more around the Philippines.
        Aba, sinong maysabi na naghihirap ang Pweelippines(courtesy of dilawan) na ngayon ay isa nang tunay na maipagmamalaki ang ating inang bayang Pilipinas na lahat ng rehabilitation ay ginagawa ng Pangulong DU30 upang ibangon uli ang bansa dahil sa pagkalugmok sa Druga at gobyernong kawatan ng mga dilawan at huwag na nating hayaan ang mga manlolokong kakampi ng namumulot sa basura, kargador kuno, traffic enforcer kuno pweeera buyag itong mga oligarch na puro pagnanakaw lang naman at pang-aabuso sa kapangyarihan at puro kaplastikan ang pagkakawanggawa hihihi.
        Tama na, sobra na, sunugin na ang dilawan hihihi cherette.
        JawsKuh, mamamayagpag ang KF kung ganun. Sabi nga ni Erap, wederweder lang hihihi ang sarap ng ambiance hihihi gusto nyong tikman ang ambiance sabi ni erap, kaloka hihihi.
        Siyanga pala, may say ba ang DOT sa Amanpulo at bakit di mapenetrate yan ng mga pageant activities hihihi…bawal ba ang mga basurang beauty pageants doon hihihi cherette.
        Ang ganda pa naman at mapapawow ang mga social climbers na candidates hihihi… cherette lng 🙂

  48. Asia + Africa + Oceania:

    Philippines
    Indonesia
    Cambodia
    Nepal
    Angola
    Ghana
    Guam

    Thailand would enter by fan vote. China performed better except China is more like a Supermodel than a beauty queen!

  49. My gut feel says the otherwise, except for Rachel. Thailand won’t advance in the top 10. Indonesia may go as far as top 5. Rachel will be in the top 3, but a first-runner up finish will be her highest placement. That is unless Rachel gives an excellent answer a la Pia, then she’ll be crowned Miss Universe. If South Africa won’t do well, at least a black candidate will get the crown.

    May the best woman win on Sunday night.

    • C USA lng ang pambato ng black.
      JawsKuh bakit ba c South Africa ay pinagpipilitan na kapag nasa group na ay waley nman at may dwarfism syndrome hihihi😗
      Di nga yan makapasok sa Top 16 kung ako ang judge kc sa continental nlang ay may Philippines Indonesia Thailand China(yes pasok ang kalahi ko hihihi) Australia at India na pinaglihi sa mga nuno hihihihi cherette😄

      • Hahaha! Everybody is dying to see South Africa in the semis, Bong, such that her exclusion would be a big disappointment! Jamaica is a dark horse, or Ghana may give everyone a run for her money. It’s about time to crown another African. I bet.

      • Winner cya dito pero oh em gee yung gown nyA sa preliminary 😗
        Sana nabawi sa interview kundi ligwak talaga hihihi 😄🤗

      • many times nang nangyari na ang pinaka highly favored to win won’t even make the top 16…

  50. Hoy Peru, huwag mong pag-initin ang ulo ko ha at itong c USA ay sumisiple ang bruha 😋
    Rachel, OK ka lng ba hihihi
    Huwag tutulogtulog sa pansitan at baka matulala ka bigla dahil c Indonesia ay umiiyak na sa kasiyahan dahil nakaTop 3 at Country of the year na sila Bigla juju juju. ..cherette hihihi

  51. A top 3 finish for Rachel, will already do it for me. Winning the crown, of course, will be the best thing for Rachel and the Filipinos. I have faith in Rachel that she will rock Planet Hollywood Sunday night in Vegas. I believe she still has something left up her sleeve that will wow everyone in the finals – just watch 🙂 🙂 🙂 Regardless of the results, I am already very proud of Rachel ! Let’s keep the support coming in, guys ! Go Rachel !

  52. Angola or Thailand for MU
    Rachel top 5
    South Africa top 10
    Venezuela and Colombia won’t crack top 10
    USA top 5
    Indonesia Top 16

  53. A Filipino sandwich win is of course ideal but any of the three scenarios will be fine with me. Or a country who has never won before. 😀

  54. May bumulong sa akin, c Indonesia daw ang itinakda hihihi😗
    Basta mamayang gabi ay mapànaginipan ko na wagi c Rachel, MU2017 wearing a mikimoto crown is Philippines 🤗
    Congratulations Philippines, Country of the year again😋🙄👍

    • Ok lang, as long as she clearly demonstrates that she is best of them all. Kung hindi, katakot-takot na bashing maririnig nila..they will never hear the end of it.

  55. I love Rachel but South Africa’s got my heart and soul imprisoned, she’s just so likeable and her obvious beauty… a LITERAL GODDESS. She has my full support, besides masyado pang maaga for the Philippines to win at Miss Universe again. Win or no win, susuportahan pa din ng Filipino fans ang MU pag dito ginanap.

  56. I love Rachel but South Africa’s got my heart and soul imprisoned, she’s just so likeable and her obvious beauty… a LITERAL GODDESS. She has my full support, besides masyado pang maaga for the Philippines to win at Miss Universe again. Win or no win, susuportahan pa din ng Filipino fans ang MU pag dito ginanap.

  57. Really Norman/? I thought your just kidding or perhaps it’s already pass your papers because your having some diarrhea and you need to go to the lavatory ASAP. The only candidate that make sense to me is Philippines period. Thailand my gosh are they trying to win this old looking girl? She can’t smile for some reason she needs to hide something. Then miss South Africa for Pete’s sake she’s like a drawf failed miserably in the prelims.

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