I may not have blogged significantly enough about Miss Earth 2021, but that doesn’t mean I was amiss in performing my armchair judging of this year’s competition which yielded a bumper crop of eighty-nine (89) delegates from all parts of the world. I actually did in whatever down time is left for me to review their performances.
I must say that the ASEAN contingent is extra strong with three of them having a front-runner shot to win the crown or be part of the elemental court. I am pleased that Dr Nisha Thayananthan of Malaysia continues to sustain her firm presence amidst the strong field of ladies, just as I have faith in both Naelah Alshorbaji of the Philippines and Baitong Jareerat Petsom of Thailand to keep the momentum going in their favors. Seeing all three in the Final 4 would make me very happy. But we know that the competition can turn in some surprises or non-surprises in the results.
Romina Denecken van der Veen of Chile, Marisa Butler of the USA, Maria Daniela Velasco of Venezuela, Cynthia Linnet Lau of Cuba and even Destiny Wagner of Belize can still easily spoil things and bring the fortune to their respective sides. So in essence, I have already shared with you my Top 8. And I can see the successor of Lindsey Coffey in one of them.
I would love to see Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Chile as Final 4. That would be such a convenient arrangement for the organizers to physically assemble the winners (or majority of them) for future events. I feel, though, that USA (who is going for a back-to-back) and Venezuela will not allow that scenario to happen.
In the end, my Miss Earth 2021 prediction is a toss between Dr Nisha Thayananthan of Malaysia and Marisa Butler of the USA – with Baitong Jareerat Petsom of Thailand and Chile’s Romina Denecken van der Veen completing the quartet.
Below are the Eco-Videos of my Final 4:
Boring virtual pageant. 😴😴
Infer ang ganda ng Malaysian reps for ME at MW ngayon.
@ Anonymous And Malaysia spooked us at (The)Globe by edging out Queen Montagne for the Head2Head gold.
This Indian-Malaysian look seems a viable business model for that country’s pageantry. We know that due to religious custom/tradition there Malay girls are dissuaded from joining beaucons & even then I’m unsure that the Chinese-Malaysian ladies were able to gain traction internationally. Kesha Ramachandran herself is of that Indian-Malaysian lineage so yes, this BRAND could be fortified.
Si Michelle teoh? Tama ba? Was a Chinese Malaysian princess of Miss world 1998 na naging superstar sa Malaysia.
@Gul Panag – The Miss World 1998 second princess is Lina Teoh, also an actress like Michelle who competed in 1983.
You must be referring to Michelle Yeoh,
Movies like “Memoirs of Geisha”
Kahit rep nila this year sa MGI, maganda!
‘Yung rep nila earlier this year (2020 edition, batch of Sam 2.0) had one of the best bodies, up there with Aurra Karishma & Lala Guedes. Tall, long, & lean-fit.
Perhaps pageantry in Malaysia is trying to at least match that of neighbor Indonesia in terms of popularity with the general public. I feel that if they win a BIG crown, their queen might end up like Iris Mittenaere – a tepid reception most everywhere in her country beyond her hometown & immediate circle of followers.
Perhaps it is in the Malaysian character to shun flashiness. Though maybe secretly, they relish the occasional attention, too, even though they choose not to admit/say. 🙂
My crystal ball says that Miss Philippines will going take the crown.
My definitive Top 8
Belarus -for the crown
Malaysia -will be happy for her a breath of fresh air alternate
Belize -can spoil everything for the win
Chile -landing on 4th
I love this batch!!!! I think we 4 equal footing among Thailand, USA, Malaysia and Chile. I do feel that it a battle between Thailand and Malaysia, but USA adn Chile are so charming that they can win the hearts of the judges. So good luck! Any of you can be a great Miss Earth.
my bet is Chile
Oooohhh…. Shark tagging (USA) is TOO COOL. 🙂
OK. I agree with this Pick. Puwede na rin!
This is a probably a good time to finally give it to Thailand. MEO may never get back the caliber of Punika; at least Baitong seems just a bit better in English & she is a MUT semifinalist & the former’s batch mate at that. And if Paweensuda wins before the year ends, the Kingdom’s 2019 roll with Anntonia & Bint would be sustained. 🙂
1st RU to Chile, 2nd RU to USA, & 3rd RU to Malaysia. PN’s S7E2, please!
Michala Rubinstein, for me, was the STAR of the 2020 Elemental Court. Was she sashed ‘Netherlands’ though of Israeli origin? Was well-traveled, polyglot, & probably the best European last year.
2019 had arguably the best European campaign, with two GREAT BEAUTIES – Manyenook & Vavruskova – penetrating the Final 4.
There’s eight (8) before the Elements (4). I would…
Virreina Norte – Pervij of Belarus
Virreina Oriental – Alshorbaji of Philippines
Virreina Sur – Wagner of Belize, &
Virreina Occidental – Linnet Lau of Cuba
(My rationale being that as MEO emphasizes that the four Elemental rankings bear equal weight, then why not apply the same spirit to the remaining four?…)
USA at Thailand bet ko. Thailand reminds me of yesha ni dao min zh
I like this prediction. Save Naelah for Miss Universe or Miss World.
Chile is my no. 1 pick followed by Thailand and Philippines
USA again. B2B.
My bet to win is Belarus … but if not, Malaysia would be a breath of fresh air ! likely Belize is a spoiler
In fairness kahit Virtual daming Beauty!
I go for Romina (Chile).New face, blonde and well rounded !!! She is great follow up for Queen Lindsey, the best Miss Earth winner!
Paquita ever since naman marami talagang maganda sa earth since 2001. Ang layo if you compare it to the other pageants we have now like mgi or supra.
MGI and Supra can never be compared to Miss Earth which is already an established pageant org and definitely belongs to the the real big 4 not the self-proclaimes MGI and Supra.
ME earned its placement in the pageant world by its own merit and not through self-proclaimed press releases and gimmicks.
I hope though that they will come back with a bang next year for their live finals.
I’d go for Miss Chile.
I feel it’s gonna be a back to back for Miss USA!
ROMINA VS DANIELA for Miss Earth 2021
Pang Kadenang Ginto lang ang peg