Gone are the days when the ASEAN delegates were collectively taken lightly during Miss Universe season. Save for Miss Philippines who is always a consistent top performer in every edition since 2010, hits-or-misses were the order of the day for the remaining ladies from this region. Indonesia comes next as relatively more successful in terms of semifinal placement, followed by Thailand. But that’s really not saying much in terms of giving a rock-solid analysis of their bets every year.
But in the upcoming 65th Miss Universe in Manila, five ladies have already started making great strides in being noticed, thanks in big part to the Kick-Off event held earlier this month which allowed eleven (11) of the confirmed delegates – USA, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan and the ASEAN bloc made up of the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar – to start making noise of their participation in next month’s hugely-anticipated beauty event.Call our very own Maxine Medina, Keziah Cikita Warouw of Indonesia, Chalita Suansane of Thailand, Jiran Kassal of Malaysia and Dang Thi Le Hang of Vietnam as the torchbearers of the ASEAN, in that order. As a quintet, these ladies are some of the most prepared entries going full steam ahead in the Philippines very soon. And you cannot discount their inclusion in most early pre-arrival predictions from various pageant sites. Preparation is really key to making anyone’s presence felt. And I wouldn’t be surprised that they will maximize to the fullest the convenience of getting all their respective supporters to book trips to Manila to watch and support them. I can tell you now that these five will belong to the most watched representatives once they set foot in our shores for a second time.
Keziah Cikita Warouw of Indonesia
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Chalita Suansane of Thailand
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Kiran Jassal of Malaysia
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Dang Thi Le Hang of Vietnam
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Maxine Medina of the Philippines
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