44 comments on “My Running Favorites for Miss Universe 2018

  1. Albania was called out twice already by Lu Sierra for 1) being late for rehearsals; 2) using her phone during rehearsals even after candidates were told not to use their phone during rehearsals. She looks sexy and hot, sure, but she lacks discipline apparently.

  2. If top 20 parang ganito kalalabasan:

    Americas:

    Puerto Rico
    Mexico
    USA
    Colombia
    Venezuela

    Europe:

    Great Brittain
    Malta
    Denmark
    Belgium
    Albania

    Asia, Africa and Oceana:

    South Africa
    Vietnam
    Australia
    Japan
    Thailand

    Wildcard:

    Peru
    Brazil
    Canada
    Philippiines
    Spain

    • Kaloka ang arrangement na yan nini! Sa announcement may pagka climactic. Tapos ang mga candidates lahat malalakas. Parang intergalactic war na!

  3. Solid list, but I think it is looking at the girls from a vaklush perspective. This perspective aligns more with the traditional history of the pageant, including under Trump.

    IMG wants someone of substance. Someone who makes a social statement.

    For this reason, I have to rule out Canada and Albania. The prior has absolutely no personality whatsoever. Cold as her country. So she is wearing a Cinco I hear? She will go the path of Russia MJ’s year who wore a $10,000+ Saab and still clapped hard in comparison to MJ’s $499 Basura Basement Bargain. The latter, fun as she is, is simply not what IMG has rewarded every since it took over – especially now that Fadil Berisha is no longer at the helm.

    The other ladies are good choices because all of them can sell something.

    Although I must admit, USA is riding on pure sash factor. Lucky girl. She reminds of the annoying sorority chicks who come into a gay bar and think they own the place screaming and shouting and feeling up all the guys because “hey, I’m cool!” Annoying white chick and all her religious crap on social media is really off-putting. Good enough for her IMG was under pressure to stop crowning ethnic girls and she does have a respectful professional background, along with being well liked at Miss USA.

    There is something about Venezuela that I like. She has a Pocahontas effect and has personality to boot. A Morena who can win Miss Venezuela usually has a lot going for her and anyone who can pass out postcards of herself while walking from the bus knows how to get herself noticed HAHAHA!

    • Yasss for calling out Summers’ posts’ on social media. What an annoying bish, tbqh. Self-righteous too!

  4. If I were given a chance to be a judge in Miss Universe,my question is:
    Transgenders are allowed to compete in this year’s Miss Universe.Do you think it is fair for married or with a child women who wish to compete but not allowed because of rules set by the organization?

    • My question naman, if allowed ang transgender to join female beauty pageant, dapat din bang maka sali ang born female sa mga trans beauty pageant?

      • Miss Universe is for women while “trans” beauty pageant is for transgenders.Female-born is not trans.So it’s a no.

      • But if the woman felt that she is a gay right from the start (babae ng bakla) just like what transwoman believes in, that they are woman trapped in a man’s body. Would that be enough reason to let woman join a gay or trans pageant.

        PS. Will Jake Cyrus be allowed to join male pageants?

    • Another question that could pop-up is “Why is the Miss Universe pageant still relevant for women, especially in this age of the “Me- Too” movement?

  5. I am not counting out some candidates that might surprise us out of nowhere to make it to the semis at least. I like Japan, Nepal, Zambia, Guam, Malta and Albania.

  6. I don’t think Marta is a contender, she clapped hard at Miss International last year. At MI lang yon ha, with her face she could have easily won the pageant kasi very sweet ang fez nya but she still clapped. There is something off with her.

    PR and SA are still Cat’s biggest competitors in my opinion. Japan, Australia, and Venezuela following closely behind, USA is fading but she’s Miss USA so she won’t clap, my stand on Thailand is still unchanged she’ll get in purely because she’s the host girl, Albania is spicy and hot I would love it if she penetrates the semifinals although I don’t think she’s going to win. Vietnam, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, and India are also shaping up and Namibia is pretty.

  7. Guys, what are your opinions about the new 20-10-5-3, where a combination of the evening gown + swimsuit will determine the top 5?

      • Ang sakit nito sa Americas, tbh. Maraming malalakas doon.
        Kasi parang shoo-in na ang USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, Colombia at Mexico.

        Pagdating naman sa wildcard, lumalaban na talaga ngayon sa botohan ang mga kapitbahay natin. So ewan lang.

    • I think it’s stupid if they ALLEGEDLY choose the top 10 from a 15-second “personality round” from the top 20. Like how does that even work? What are the criteria? Kailangan ba tumambling pa para mapansin? It doesn’t make any sense.

      • @nope: kainis diba, parang game show na talaga. trend na ata to sa pageantry this year. lol, parang di na ako nagkamali baka pakakantahin na talaga si cat dito. lol. daming na trigger sa comment ko na ‘yon dati, pero seriously, ano pa nga ba ang pwede nilang gawin sa “personality round”? baka tumbling nga! parang ang weird diba? walang sense but entertainment, i guess. sulitin ang libo-libong baht na babayaran ng mga manonood.

        @4M: yeah, apparently confirmed na ang ibang detalye. chika nina miss malta kanina. confirmed na ang continental selection at ang “tough 20”.

    • I would say, they made this new rule to suit Catriona. Let’s be happy about it! Hamakin mo SS+EG for Top 5? So that means, if medyo mababa SS ni Cat, then mataas sa EG, pasok pa rin sya sa Top 5. Good job MU! 😀

  8. So far Philippines and PR as my tough 2. But still all eyes are on Catriona. It really helps that she’s a huge favorite by the Thais… It’s almost like this MU is made for her and the decision to hold in Thailand really favors her greatly. Even Sophida who’s the Thai rep can’t hold a candle against Catriona. I wonder how she feels about this. Unlike here, at least Maxine had most of the support despite other favorites like Venezuela etc.

    Next week is going to be crazy.

  9. Mga te, bakit walang pumapansin kay Peru. Gandang-ganda ako, parang Isabel Roces na Angelina Jolie and Gal gadot. Ganda ng proportions niya. Top 10!

    Denmark sana bumulaga and kumendeng naman. Sayang ang face value.

    Not sure with Canada… maganda pero ang flat ng dating for me like Ecuador… Mexico rin super pretty pero nagfafade from time to time…

  10. My current Top 15 in random order:

    Philippines
    Puerto Rico
    Vietnam
    South Africa
    USA

    Mexico
    Venezuela
    Thailand
    Ecuador
    Colombia

    Peru
    Great Brittain
    Japan
    Canada
    Brazil

    Dark Horses:

    Albania
    Spain
    Costa Rica
    Denmark
    Panama
    India
    El Salvador
    Curacao
    Malta
    Nepal

    Greece
    Russia
    Zambia
    France
    Belgium
    Indonesia
    Dominican Republic
    Jamaica
    Nigeria

  11. Albania will make it hopefully. I am supporting her as well. Her personality is so fun. Grabe, babaeng bakla to. Sabi niya mag babakasyon daw sya sa Thailand after the finals. Sinabihan siya ng mga Thais to visit their biggest gay bar at sumigaw ang bakla sa tuwa. Hahaha.

    It’s no surprise na sikat siya sa mga Thais. Even upon arrival, friendly and engaging na sya sa mga fans na nasa airport.

    Will still root for Catriona, but will do it with respect. Wag kayong mambash kay Puerto Rico na sabihang pokpok, taga-gubat, etc. Wag niyong alipustahin ang ilong ni South Africa. Nanjan lang ang karma sa likod. Wag kayong overconfident. Wag niyong ikahiya na threatened din kayo sa ibang frontrunners, but it’s no reason to bring them down. Wala silang ginawa sa inyo.

    Have faith in Cat. No need to bring negativity.

    • Bakla bka magalit sau mga ibang faneeys ni Cat lalo na ang no 1 nya na si………… Lam mo namn ayw nila ng may sinosoprtahan tayong iabng kandidata gusto nila kay Cat lang tayo wala na iba, si Cat na walang malay. Char!

    • Support whoever you want but do so without being disrespectful to Cat and without making untruthful/unreasonable statements.

      • If top 20 parang ganito kalalabasan:

        Americas:

        Puerto Rico
        Mexico
        USA
        Colombia
        Venezuela

        Europe:

        Great Brittain
        Malta
        Denmark
        Belgium
        Albania

        Asia, Africa and Oceana:

        South Africa
        Vietnam
        Australia
        Japan
        Thailand

        Wildcard:

        Peru
        Brazil
        Canada
        Philippiines
        Spain

    • Omg PREACH! Cat’s rabid and toxic fans are so embarassing! Oo Catriona is a very strong contender but this is still a competition! Yung mga baklang kala mong nanalo na si Catriona pero pag may isang girl na lumalaban ibabash na agad! Kaya minsan talaga di na ako nagaabala pang magbasa ng comments esp sa fb and ig eh puro na lang away at ang nagsimula pinoy lagi at proud pa sila sa mga pinaggagawa nila, kakahiya!

      • @nope: Tama! Nakakaloka ang mga rabid fans in general. Catriona’s rabid and toxic fans are an embarrassment, just like you said, pero oh my gosh, the latinos and our ‘neighbors’ are worse in a sense na they Photoshop pictures of our delegates.

      • ath true, mga kapitbahay at latinos are also really toxic! Kapal din ng fez ng mga kapitbahay na yan kala mo namang maganda rep nila kaloka. The latinos naman are body shamers, kairita.

  12. As for Miss Canada, unplaced siya sa Miss International then first runner up sa International Coffee Queen and on historical perspective si Dayanara Torres pa Lang ang naging successful crossover from MI to MU kc nga mahirap i-satisfy Ang taste ng mga Japanese when it comes to personality! Nevertheless, I hope she still make it!

    I hope mapalitan ng kalimot Yung disappointment ng mga Pinoys sa MGI and MW when Catriona bag the crown!

    I agree sa proposal na Sana mag-dormant muna tayo sa MW pero di papayag si Julia kc parang part of contract ng franchise holder na humanap ng kapalit pag ayaw na Niya Yung franchise kc yun Yung parang pahiwatig ni CQ nung give up Niya Yung franchise. May nakita Rin akong snippet ng contract ng MW nung kasagsagan nung controversy ni Vene na as much as possible ayaw ni Julia ng pageant repeater both national and international although it vary seguro by country!

  13. fate
    faith

    na lang talaga sa December 17

    Catriona prepared and worked hard

    for the Philippines… the World, the UNIVERSE rather.

    praying for Catriona to be Miss Universe 2018

  14. Tito Norman, sana naman makapasok kahit sa Tough 20 si Trejsi! Kailangan talaga ng sass ang stage, charot.

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