Late afternoon tomorrow will be the culmination event of this year’s last major beauty pageant – Miss International 2013 – and you can catch the live stream straight from the Shinagawa Prince Hall in Tokyo using this LINK. The show will start 17:30 (Tokyo time) or 16:30 (Manila time).
But first things first, let me share with you my Top 15 predictions presented as follows:Trite as the phrase may sound, the Miss International 2013 crown is Bea Rose Santiago’s to lose. No reluctance. No ifs, no buts. She arrived in Tokyo, Japan with the disposition of a winner and she started claiming victory since Day 1. In addition to the progressive moves she has made in practically all pre-pageant activities, there is a palpable air of positivity in the Philippine bet owing to the glowing performance of the country in all other international beauty competitions this year.
Of course, your blogger is not a Nostradamus wannabe who will guarantee 100% accuracy in predictions. There are still the ladies who could spoil things for our rep. In fact, the four other ladies in my Top 5 are just as determined to take it all the way. For Netherlands’ Nathalie den Dekker alone, this could be her last hurrah for major pageant recognition so she is also conditioned to make a big impact in the finals. And then there is the lovely Katarzyna Oracka of Poland who rose in my rankings to become a true contender. Iceland’s Sigrun Eva Armansdottir and Venezuela’s Elian Herrera complete my magic circle. While these two stunners have slipped in my scoresheet, you cannot discount the possibility that the Mikimoto crown could also fit their heads nicely.
As for the remaining ladies in my Top 15, the ladies in the 2nd tier are longshots for the win. Anyone among Puerto Rico, Spain, Slovak Republic, Korea and Sweden is capable of stealing the thunder from the front-runners. But for now, I am quite pleased with how my rankings stacked up in the end.
Let’s see who will become the 53rd titleholder of the beauty title being contested by 68 (net of withdrawals and/or no-shows) delegates from all over the world.
Once again, if you want to watch the live streaming of Miss International 2013, click HERE or the image below.