From among the ladies below, Miss Earth 2009 Larissa Ramos (above) will crown her successor tonight!
From these 84 official delegates, only 16 will make the cut for the semi-final round. Gut feel tells me that these ladies – in alphabetical order – are:
Miss Australia - Kelly Louise Maguire
Miss Czech Republic - Carmen Justova
Miss Ecuador - Jennifer Stephanie Pazmino
Miss India - Nicole Faria
Miss Italy - Ilenia Arnolfo
Miss Kosovo - Morena Taraku
Miss Mexico - Claudia Lopez Mollinedo
Miss Netherlands - Desiree van den Berg
Miss Norway - Iman Kerigo
Miss Peru - Silvana Vasquez Monier
Miss Philippines - Kris Psyche Resus
Miss Puerto Rico - Yeidy Bosques
Miss South Africa - Nondyebo Dzingwa
Miss Thailand - Watsoporn Wattanakoon
Miss USA - Danielle Bounds
Miss Venezuela - Mariangela Bonanni
Miss Vietnam - Luu Thi Diem Huong
From these sixteen (16) beautiful ladies, my Top 8 – again in alphabetical order – are:
Miss Czech Republic – Carmen Justova
Miss Ecuador – Jennifer Stephanie Pazmino
Miss India – Nicole Faria
Miss Netherlands – Desiree van den Berg
Miss Puerto Rico – Yeidy Bosques
Miss South Africa – Nondyebo Dzingwa
Miss Venezuela – Mariangela Bonanni
Miss Vietnam – Luu Thi Diem Huong
And from these eight (8) favorites, my four (4) elemental beauties – with no ranking since any of them could very well win the Miss Earth 2010 crown – are:
Venezuela's Mariangela Bonanni is a most breathtaking beauty! She could very well be her country's 2nd Miss Earth winner.
India has always been sending strong Miss Earth reps, but Nicole Faria takes the cake as their best so far!
Being the host country's delegate has its obvious advantages, but in Luu Thi Diem Huong's case, she can zoom to the top on her own merits.
Jennifer Stephanie Pazmino has a strong chance of giving Ecuador its biggest international beauty title. This lady has all the ingredients of a winner - beauty, charm and gift of gab!
Let’s see how my predictions will compare with the actual results tonight.
Watch Miss Earth 2010 on Star World at 9pm tonight or ABS-CBN Channel 2 at a later hour.