The last time a candidate from Europe won the title of Miss Supranational was way back in 2012 when Ekatsiaryna Buraya of Belarus ruled over this competition. Since then, Asians and Latinas were crowned winners from 2013 to 2019. And in this edition, the entry of Belgium – Louise-Marie Losfeld – is looking more and more like a favorite of the organizers and the production team. She appears to be soft and fragile on the outside, but I heard that she is a darling to work with. And this could play to her strengths going into the finals. Next to her, the Namibian contestant – Chanique Rabe – could be the chosen one. She has the Supranational vibe all over her – a drop dead gorgeous beauty I must add.
They are the two biggest obstacles our very own Dindi Pajares should be ready for. Otherwise, she may have to settle for a runner-up finish after the dust settles. She also has two Latinas breathing down her neck – Deise Benício of Brazil and Solange Hermoza of Peru – and they won’t make things easy at all.
In this order, my Top 20 Final Forecasts are:
Trinidad & Tobago
United States of America
Is Mister Supranational still firm in having a GQ-ish international model as its choice of a winner? This male competition gives a high premium on the suave and gentlemanly looks. After all, they required the candidates to slip into those safe-looking swim shorts instead of speedo-inspired skimpies. They also grade the men on their sense of style and consistency of wardrobe. And this is where our entry – John Adajar – could be faulted. We sent a global MMA fighter with no firm hold on his metrosexual side, but a brother-in-arms who gives his fellow contenders a tough sense of love and presence. It would not sound politically correct to state that we have a straight-as-an-arrow guy for Mister Philippines. But it is what it is. Will the risk pay off? We’ll see.
I still believe that the title is a toss between Lucas Muñoz-Alonso of Spain and William Badell of Venezuela. They have the branding of the male pageant in mind before departing for Poland. The Venezuelan, in particular, brought a wardrobe that other candidates could only dream of. But I still place my bets on the uber tall Spanish sports teacher from Linares who can very well complete twin victories for Europe in the Festival of Beauty. If not him, then Spyros Nikolaidis of Greece can zoom up when everyone’s not looking.
I’d also like to add that Abdel Kacem-Tefridj of Togo is a potential spoiler. But a very respectable Top 5 Finish for him will make me happy.
In this order, my Top 15 Final Forecasts are:
Because of time zone differences, the Finals of both Miss Supranational and Mister Supranational will effectively take place on Sunday, August 22.
The ladies will have the spotlight first at around 2am (Philippine time), with the gentlemen going for the win at 10pm (also Philippine time). You can catch the former on CNN Philippines. The male side can be watched via ktx.ph.