Gut-feel is telling me that facial beauty will dominate the finals of the 58th Miss International tomorrow afternoon at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. Not that it is an unusual leaning in any beauty pageant, but this Japan-based contest is known to have differing tastes every year. There are times when surprises would claim top finishes or editions when strong favorites would hold on to the pole positions from start to finish.
It would be safe to say that the doll-looking ladies would rise to the occasion and do their countries proud. And mind you, Miss Philippines Ma. Ahtisa Manalo is not the only living mannequin among the delegates. Our bet belongs to my magic 5, without a doubt. And in her company are Miss Colombia Anabella Castro Sierra, Miss Romania Bianca Tirsin, Miss Moldova Daniela Marin and Miss Venezuela Mariem Claret Velazco.
Meanwhile, the lower half of my Top 10 is a mix of potential spoilers who could up the ante on my perceived winners – Miss Poland Marta Palucka, Miss Laos Phiyamarth Phounoasouth, Miss South Africa Reabetswe Sechoaro, Miss Thailand Keeratika Sawangjaeng and Miss Spain Susana Sanchez.
Here now are the photos of my Top 10 in my order of preference:
What do you think, dear readers?