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: