Miss Philippines Bianca Guidotti bonding with Miss France Aurianne Sinacola (left) and Miss Belgium Gonul Meral
Bianca taking her selfie for the day
For today, the contestants of Miss International 2014 will be going to Aoi-Ryu Dance School where they will be taught the Traditional Sakura Dance (a staple dance demo in the pageant
Videos of the dance lesson will be shown during the finals, but the actual performance could be part of the Kimono Fashion Show that will happen next week.
The Sakura dance they will be practicing is similar to what the ladies had to learn last year. Watch the video below courtesy of Missosology Coverage.
The sixty (60) candidates of Miss International 2014 with last year’s winner Bea Rose Santiago (center)
There are already sixty (60) registered contestants of Miss International 2014 now enjoying the sights and sounds of Tokyo. Based on the confirmed number, though, there are still more than ten (10) additional delegates expected to arrive.
But basing initial assessment on those already head-counted at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa, I have decided to reveal my early Top 10 picks. The list is definitely open to a lot of changes still. Many things can happen between now and early next month that could be game-changing for both the favorites and sleepers.
My early Top 10 picks for Miss International 2014. The list can definitely change as the competition progresses.
In summary, my running Top 5 are Mexico, Venezuela, Philippines, India and Belgium. The second-tier is a random sprinkling of delegates from Israel, France, Thailand, Colombia and UK. For now, the potential sleepers (or just to complete a Top 15) are Netherlands, Ecuador, Panama, Dominican Republic and Canada. 😉