I decided to start with the Asian region first for the Fadil Berisha glamshots. Given the dozen ladies above, who do you think stood out?
Personally, my Preferred Three in this group are:
The Chinese organizers of Miss Universe China must have been doubly inspired by their win of the National Costume Award in Miss Universe 2012. Who wouldn’t be? So for the coming pageant in Moscow, they are pulling out all the stops with the attire Ye Jin will be wearing. And it’s not just a simple costume, but an explosive dragon-inspired number that can leave spectators awe-inspired.
Now how about Sri Lanka? The country has not really been a contender in NCs for ages. But this year, Amanda Ratnayake will be wearing an utterly gorgeous structural attire that evokes her country’s culture. Nice right?
And Vietnam? Wow! I’ve never seen them dress their reps so beautifully outside the traditional ao dai. The one above looks classy and Truong Thi May will have a grand time wearing the complete ensemble.
I’m really enjoying the competition of National Costumes every year. How I wish the Philippine rep is also a contender. But then again, our team looks at this segment as less important in scope/weight and just a sidebar to the main event. If I had my rathers, local historians would be asked to recommend the designs to fashion designers. 😉
Let’s do head-to-heads between Ara Arida and twelve of the other Asian candidates in Miss Universe 2013. Who do you think is more superior in each pairing?
In alphabetical order now.
Here’s my personal pre-arrival take:
Ara Arida is definitely stronger than a dozen of the region’s best contenders for the Diamond Nexus Lab crown. However, there are three (3) ladies I consider with the possibility of giving her a really tough fight for the one or two semifinal spots that could be reserved for the region. They are: Whulandary Herman of Indonesia, Truong Thi May of Vietnam and Manasi Moghe of India.
I’d say that our rep should prepare for this trio first before executing her game plan versus the Central Europeans.
Your say, dear readers?