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. 😉
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago presiding over the orientation of the Miss International 2014 contestants
Just hours back, the general orientation of the Miss International 2014 delegates took place inside a function hall of the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa. The activity was presided over by Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago and some Japanese Officials. It was like a getting-to-know-you session as well for the ladies who have not been formally introduced to each other yet. This was followed by the Welcome Dinner wherein which the symbolic start of the competition was announced in front of all the contenders. Everyone was so amicable and pleasant. I daresay that the more aggressive ones are already starting to assess their challengers up close and personal.
Tomorrow, the battle continues. 😀
Snapshots during the orientation
Photos from the welcome dinner
If you plan to watch Miss International 2014 live, you can buy your ticket/s on the link below.
Bianca taking a selfie during one of her workouts at Gold's Gym
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? Then you can buy
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This year’s edition is going to be extra special with the reigning titleholder being our own Bea Rose Santiago. And with the possibility of Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti going full steam ahead in her quest for a first-ever back-to-back country win in the pageant, wouldn’t it be nice to be a witness should it happen?
A ticket for Area A costs ¥10,800 (roughly around US$100.00) or PhP4,400+ in Philippine Peso.
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With clear confirmation from the Japanese organizers that Miss International 2014 will definitely take place in Tokyo, Japan from October 27 to November 11, it would be safe to say that Bb. Pilipinas-International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti will be the first from the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens to wage a beauty battle abroad.
At this juncture, she is in the heat of training and gym workouts to make sure that she is 100% ready the moment she sets foot in the host city.
And trainer John Cuay is literally keeping our bet on her toes 24/7.
Bianca’s resistance training with John Cuay
Bianca is fully aware of the tough assignment she is tasked to accomplish – a 6th Miss International crown in a back-to-back scenario. The mere thought is enough to discourage the weak-willed. But not our girl. She is always pumped up and optimistic of her chances. There simply is no room for uncertainty.
By the way, the Miss International 2014 Coronation Night on November 11 will be held at HITEN Main Banquet Hall of Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa.
HITEN Main Banquet Hall of Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa – venue of Miss International 2014 Finals Night on November 11, 2014.