All the medals and green ribbon points have been already handed out. The Golds, Silvers and Bronzes are already around the necks of their respective winners. And the corresponding points have been tallied.
What does this mean?
The Official Preliminary Judging is happening as I blog. Whatever scores the Miss Earth 2012 candidates earn here will comprise a good chunk of weight in determining the Top 16 to be announced on Finals Night. The remaining percentage will be taken from their individual cumulative performance in the challenges. I cannot specify as of yet what the distribution is, but I could hazard a logical guess of 70/30 (70% from the Pre-Judging and 30% from the Challenges). I don’t see it as 50/50 because that would be too strong an allocation for all the medal-earning activities.
So for now, congratulations are in order for the Top 4 in all the challenges – Ilknur Melis Durasi of Turkey for topping the whole thing, with Tamerin Jardine of South Africa not too far behind in second place. Darli Pacheco of Puerto Rico and Warrathaya Wongchayaporn of Thailand are tied for third place overall. Knowing that these four ladies won’t lag behind in the preliminary judging, I am pretty sure they are already shoo-ins for the Official Top 16. 🙂