Tonight will be the coronation night of Miss International 2010 in Chengdu, China. The winner will automatically become the 50th Anniversary Queen and will replace last year’s titleholder – Anagabriela Espinosa of Mexico. From among the 65 delegates, I trimmed down the list to just 15 ladies who I believe have excellent chances of taking home the pearl-studded crown tonight. In alphabetical order, they are:
Jimena Vargas (Bolivia)
Lilian Lopes (Brazil)
Katie Starke (Canada)
Lucie Smatanova (Czech Rep.)
Susanna Turja (Finland)
Etsuko Kanagae (Japan)
Gabriela Palacio (Mexico)
Krista Mae Kleiner (Philippines)
Zaneta Sitko (Poland)
Desiree Panal (Spain)
Cecilia Ragnarsson (Sweden)
Piyaporn Deejing (Thailand)
Inna Bezobchuk (Ukraine)
Katharine Brown (United Kingdom)
Elizabeth Mosquera (Venezuela)
Personally, the five ladies I see fighting tooth and nail for the crown are Krista Kleiner of the Philippines, Etsuko Kanagae of Japan, Lilian Lopes of Brazil, Lucie Smatanova of Czech Republic and Elizabeth Mosquera of Venezuela. My sentimental favorite, of course, is Krista Kleiner since I want her to win the Philippines’ 5th Miss International title. If fate has it otherwise, though, I wouldn’t mind seeing Etsuko Kanagae clinching her country’s first-ever Miss International win in the pageant’s 50-year history. 😉
Miss Gibraltar, Kaiane Aldorino, wins the Miss World Beach Beauty award.
The beautiful and charming Kaiane Aldorino becomes the first representative of Gibraltar to enter the finals of Miss World by virtue of winning the Miss World Beach Beauty competition of Miss World 2009. She outclassed 111 other delegates. Placing 2nd to 5th, respectively, are the representatives of Nadege Herrera of Panama, Katharine Brown of Scotland, Chloe Mortaud of France and Flavia Foianini of Bolivia.
The remaining ladies in the Top 12 going into the Miss World Beach Beauty finals are Misses Barbados, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and South Africa. Rounding up the Top 20 are the ladies from Croatia, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Korea, Namibia, United States, and Uruguay.