My first #Top10 Picks for Miss Universe 2018:
As of December 9, 2018, allow me to share with you normannorman.com’s ten (10) running favorites for #MissUniverse2018. In this order:
1. Catriona Gray #Philippines
2. Kiara Liz Ortega #PuertoRico
3. Marta Magdalena Stepien #Canada
4. Tamaryn Green #SouthAfrica
5. Francesca Hung #Australia
6. Trejsi Sejdini #Albania
7. Sarah Rose Summers #USA
8. Sophida Kanchanarin #Thailand
9. Sthefany Gutierrez #Venezuela
10. Yuumi Kato #Japan
For now, these ten ladies are the ones I am seeing as strong contenders in the finals. The composition can still change within the coming days. But the first three of the upper tier are likely to remain unchanged.
In addition, our Queen Cat is still among the Top 3 of the Thais along with Puerto Rico and – not so surprisingly – Albania (who is always being talked about in all their events). Even the TV networks give value to her, just like in the interview below with PPTV36 which is an events channel where sporting and other world events are featured. She has been the only one given a spot so far in this network. I was told by a Thai ad agency contact that she is highly valued by the advertisers and has been getting a majority of the interviews.
Then watch this next video where the subject was as simple as Pad Thai.
The Official Portraits of Miss Universe 2018 are out. And unlike previous years, the images released – as photographed by Thai lensman Wasan Puengprasert inside Dusit Thani Bangkok – did not follow identical pegs. There were closeups, medium & 3/4 shots and the ones that spell fun in the Miss Universe way.
Below are my five (5) favorite fun images:
Melba Shakabozha of Zambia
Virginia Limongi of Ecuador
Kiara Liz Ortega of Puerto Rico
Zoë Brunet of Belgium
Romina Lozano of Peru
Miss Universe 2018 contestants with Park Director Kampol Tansajja during an excursion to Nongnooch Botanical Garden in Pattaya, Thailand on December 7th. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Bangkok, Thailand. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand to see who will become the next Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization
Below are more photos from the said excursion.
Here are my six (6) standouts during last night’s Thai Fashion Show of Miss Universe 2018. Who are yours, dear readers?
Kiara Liz Ortega of Puerto Rico
Catriona Gray of the Philippines
Sthefany Gutierrez of Venezuela
Andrea Toscano of Mexico
Marta Stepien of Canada
Tamaryn Green of South Africa
The eagerly-awaited Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was photographed by PentyDynamics upon her loudly cheered arrival at the Official Residence Dusit Thani Bangkok for Miss Universe 2018.
According to my reliable Thai sources staying at the same hotel just for the arrival/registration of the ladies, the three most favored ones (so far) who measured up to their status as pre-arrival picks are (in this order): Catriona, Miss Puerto Rico Kiara Liz Ortega and Miss Mexico Andrea Toscano. Their one big disappointment is Miss U.S.A. Sarah Rose Summers with whom they expected a lot.
#missuniverse2018 #missuniverse #catrionagray
With the crowning of Kiara Liz Ortega as Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2018, pageant fans everywhere are saying that Catriona Gray has a new thorn to deal with on the road to Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. This 24 year-old from Rincon is a solid Latina performer who gives that modern vibe that would bring the big competition up ahead to more challenging heights.
Watch her Preliminary swimsuit and evening gown performance now:
Your thoughts about Kiara, dear readers?