Imagine this, if you will.
A horse race with eleven (11) competitive jockeys at the starting gate.
And then the starting pistol was fired.
During the first furlong, two thoroughbreds grabbed the lead – securing their spots as horse bettors’ picks.
Going into the second to fourth furlongs, though, the initially underrated thoroughbreds started to step up and take the lead one after the other.
Now that the race is starting to wind up, the initial leaders are back at the top of their games and looking more and more like big winners.
Who will cross the finish line first?
That is the story of Miss Universe Philippines 2023 from where I blog.
At the onset, Pauline Amelinckx of Bohol and Michelle Dee of Makati jumped to the lead in fast and furious fashion.
And then slowly, the likes of Krishnah Gravidez of Baguio, Angelique Manto of Pampanga, Klyza Castro of Davao Oriental, Samantha Panlilio of Cavite, Emmanuelle Vera of Cebu Province and even Christine Opiaza of Zambales started proving their individual mights to the excitement of their fans and supporters. Now the race is becoming very competitive.
Now that we are on the penultimate day before the Finals, the momentum has suddenly shifted back to Amelinckx and Dee. The Preliminaries have greatly helped their causes.
It’s all up to the Boholana and the Makatizen if they will allow other comers to muddle up their positions at the top.
As for me, I vote for Pauline Amelinckx as Miss Universe Philippines 2023. I like Michelle Dee as well, but the former is looking like the template the Miss Universe Organization is searching for.
My Final Predictions are
Pauline Amelinckx – MUPH2023
Michelle Dee – Tourism
Klyza Castro – Charity
1st Runner-Up – Krishnah Gravidez
2nd Runner-Up- Angelique Manto
Kali Navea Huff
Airissh Ramos (my wildcard)
P.S. We all know that there will be no official proclamation of a Miss Supranational Philippines and Miss Charm Philippines. But if Michelle Dee and Klyza Castro get their respective post-coronation appointments as such, then I’m all good with them getting the crowns.