Hot Seat is the latest ‘getting-to-know-you’ set of videos that are being introduced in Miss USA 2013. For a full minute and a half (or close to two minutes for some), each candidate is given a quick (and sharp) one-on-one about themselves. And the impression given in that short span of time is very crucial, let alone decisive in making or breaking a delegate’s chances of being favored by pageant followers.
Below are sample videos (courtesy of OfficialMissUSA on YouTube) of the Hot Seat interviews. I included Miss North Carolina Ashley Mills first since she is the one who is part-Filipino in descent.
Here is Miss Alabama, Mary Margaret McCord.
Now take a look at Miss California, Mabelynn Capeluj.
Check out Miss Colorado, Amanda Wiley.
How about Miss Nevada, Chelsea Caswell?
You can watch all of the Hot Seat videos HERE.
Can you imagine how Ara Arida, Riza Santos and Jennifer Ondo Mouchita will handle the same? 😉
The two Miss USAs of 2012: Olivia Culpo (now MU2012) and Nana Meriwether (the new Miss USA 2012)
With the reigning Miss Universe (Olivia Culpo) coming from the USA, there will be special interest in their candidate this year. Will another Top 5 finish await the winner of Miss USA 2013? Not an impossibility given the fiercer line-up of 50 state representatives (plus D.C.) who will vie for the crown on the head of Nana Meriwether (who replaced Olivia last December) this coming June 16 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas strip.
There are actually a lot of promising ladies in this batch. And I wouldn’t be surprised if any of the following fifteen (15) contenders figure out well in the finals. In alphabetical order, they are the ones I’m liking so far.
Mary Margaret McCord of Alabama
Rachel Massie of Arizona
Mabelynn Capeluj of California
Amanda Wiley of Colorado
Britany Sharp of Georgia
Stacie Juris of Illinois
Richelle Orr of Iowa
Kristen Girault of Louisiana
Jaclyn Schultz of Michigan
Paromita Mitra of Mississippi
Joanne Nosuchinsky of New York
Kristin Smith of Ohio
Jessica Albers of South Dakota
Ali Nugent of Texas
Shannon McAnally of Virginia
Coronation night is not until 50 days from now so there will still be a string of ups and downs on who will consistently shine brighter than the rest. Let’s see who will take it all the way. For now, check out all 51 delegates and share the ones you fancy at the moment. 😉