Tomorrow evening, Miss Earth 2022 is set to crown its new winner after two years of conducting its Finals virtually. This year, part of the preliminaries were done digitally. But for the most part of the edition, a return to physical pageantry was successfully organized by Carousel Productions here in Manila and around the Philippines.
Eighty-seven (87) ladies are aspiring to become the successor of Destiny Wagner. And from this large roster, I have taken the liberty of making a forecast (see photo grid above):
Among my five (5) top-tier choices, two Latinas, two from Asia-Oceania and one from Europe are looking at possibly winning the crown. And I am confidently placing my bets on anyone among them taking it all the way.
Sheyla Ravelo Perez of Cuba, Sheridan Mortlock of Australia, Andrea Aguilera of Colombia, Mina Sue Choi of Korea and Merel Hendriksen of the Netherlands are on spot to fill up the highest positions in the ultimate honor roll. And I would be happy having one of them being named Miss Earth 2022.
Among potential spoilers, my second-tier selection could provide a winner or two in the podium finish. A placement by Jenny Ramp of the Philippines is welcome but not highly anticipated. I would give stronger chances to Liliya Levaya of Belarus, Ekaterina Velmakina of Russia and Sakhile Dube of Zimbabwe.
In the end, I predict the Cuban, Australian or Colombian as big winner. And a Top 4 ranking for the Korean would really put a smile on my face.
Watch the #MissEarth2022 Final Show and Coronation LIVE on Globovision (Venezuela, Latin America and the Caribbean) and on facebook.com/MissEarth, youtube.con/@MissEarth and on kumu.live/MissEarthOfficial (worldwide).
Special telecast on A2Z (Philippines) on December 4 and TFC (worldwide) on December 10.