I know that Miss Supranational announces a Top 20. But I opted to focus on just my Top 10 here.
Unless the organizers of Miss Supranational are averse to honoring the reigning titleholder’s country with a back-to-back win in only its 6th year of existence, I can see Miss Philippines Yvethe Marie Santiago claiming the bigger 2014 crown from her national predecessor Mutya Datul.
With my careful observation of the pre-pageant activities to date, I saw how Yvethe has maintained a consistently beautiful presence among the candidates of this year’s edition. She always projects this sweet and classy image that parallels Miss Supranational 2013 in some ways, but still exudes a unique overall style and disposition as a potential winner.
Could best friends Kristina Martsinkevich of Belarus (left) and Yvethe Santiago of the Philippines be the last two women standing?
If not Yvethe, then her good friend Miss Belarus Kristina Martsinkevich could be the one to beat at this point, with Miss USA Allyn Rose stepping up strongly to join them at the top. These are the three ladies I am putting my bets on, with the addition of host delegate Katarzyna Krzeszowska and Miss India Asha Bhat to complete a quintet of winners during the during the Friday finals in Krynica-Zdrój.
Now there is nothing really absolute about predictions. So if I am going to pick two possible spoilers from among the lower 5 in my Top 10, then Venezuela’s Patricia Carreno and Thailand’s Parapadsorn Disdamrong are very likely to make bright appearances in the magic circle. So in the end, it will really boil down to the collective preferences of the judges.
I would love to see the five ladies above in the Top 5 with Yvethe Santiago clinching a back-to-back victory for the Philippines
Some of you might ask why I did not make a Top 20 list instead. Well, in photos maybe. But just to complete a forecast peculiar to the structure of the Miss Supranational finals, my 11th-20th placers are Puerto Rico, Brazil, Romania, Suriname, Wales, Indonesia, Ukraine, Lebanon, Mexico and England.
Good luck to all the candidates. Best of luck to Miss Philippines Yvethe Santiago! 😀