It’s no secret that I have constant fondness of Aussie ladies, especially the ones who have held the Miss Universe Australia titles like Renae Ayris, Jesinta Campbell, Scherri-Lee Biggs, Rachael Finch and Olivia Wells. And Jennifer Hawkins remains to be one of my all-time favorite Miss Universe titleholders.
For 2014, the national organizers have started unfolding the identities of the upcoming contenders for the crown to succeed Olivia. And so now, I present to you one of the entrants. She is from Sydney and her name is Natalie Roser.
Natalie Roser, one of Sydney's entrants for Miss Universe Australia 2014
For tonight’s Preliminaries, I selected 16 ladies who I feel will do well.
This list of sixteen (16) ladies will most likely have a change or two (or three) after tonight’s Miss Universe 2013 Preliminaries at Crocus City Hall. So before the crucial event unfolds, I decided to post the ones in my list of expected stand-outs in the swimsuit and evening gown rounds. There is a possibility that most of them will consistently shine. And there is also a good chance that a few will be outshadowed by surprise (or sleeper) performers.
The usual suspects for high-scoring presentations are favorites like Poland’s Paulina Krupinska, Puerto Rico’s Monic Perez, Spain’s Patricia Rodriguez, the Philippines’ Ariella Arida, Israel’s Yityish Titi Aynaw and Venezuela’s Maria Gabriela Isler. Two ladies who will no longer surprise, but stamp their formal entry into the list of potential placers, are Great Britain’s Amy Willerton and Turkey’s Berrin Keklikler. Out to prove their real worth, in my opinion, are USA’s Erin Brady, Italy’s Luna Voce and Hinarani de Longeaux of France. Indonesia’s Whulandary Herman could be the next best Asian bet for tonight, with Olivia Wells of Australia, Carolina Brid of Panama and Gabriela Kratochvilova pulling in some nice scores as well. And as host delegate, Elmira Abdrazakova of Russia will bring in the hometown favoritism which shouldn’t come as a surprise anymore.
Just to complete my Top 20, I would include Ukraine, Peru, Japan and Dominican Republic.
Let’s see who will really stand head and shoulders above the rest. It’s going to be a wild, bumpy but exhilarating ride for sure. 😉
The 15 Miss Universe 2013 Close-Ups that grabbed my attention.
When you’re looking at 86 (eighty-six) different headshots, chances are that you might miss on one or two who may have initially failed to get your juices going. But after a second review of all Miss Universe 2013 close-up images, you tend to become more confident of the ladies whose shots give various definitions available for facial beauty.
Fresh-faced – definitely applies to both Australia and Turkey
Sculpted (not in a medical way) – will be apt for Bolivia, Puerto Rico and Spain
Mysterious – Haiti, Nigeria (love that profile shot!) and Philippines fit the bill
Femme Fatale/Divaesque – hands down for both Israel and Ukraine
Cosmopolitan – Czech Republic, Norway and Poland here in my opinion.
Seductive – Great Britain and Italy should come off as such.
I can come up with many other adjectives, but would rather not.
I am happy with these fifteen faces for now. 😉
USA, Australia and Korea display their figures.
When the initial batch of Miss Universe 2013 candidates had their swimsuit photoshoot inside Crowne Plaza Moscow, three ladies caught my eye. Erin Brady of USA, Olivia Wells of Australia and Kim Yu-Mi represent three different body types, although the difference is still minimal if you put them side-by-side. However, the Korean lass has the most smoking hot body among the ones I have seen so far. Miss USA has one that is different from what I saw during her national pageant. And Australia remains as is.
Let me ask you, dear readers. What kind of body shape would get a high score if you were a judge? Do you like them tiny waists? Or rock-hard abs? Or bosomy uppers? Or long legs that stretch forever? Or are you an altogether old school advocate who prefers it 36-24-36? 😉
courtesy of OfficialMissUniverse
courtesy of OfficialMissUniverse
In varying ETAs (estimated times of arrival), the 86 (eighty-six) anticipated delegates of Miss Universe 2013 will start arriving in Moscow to begin their individual missions with one common end goal: to become the successor of Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo.
Let’s see who will grab the initial flashes of interest and who will show fierceness right from the beginning.
Of course, I’m also interested in knowing who the roommate of Miss Philippines Ariella Arida (expected to fly in early in the evening) will be. I heard that Miss USA Erin Brady will be rooming with Miss Australia Olivia Wells (just like last year in Vegas). Do they always have to be placed together?
Anyways, the level of excitement is starting to heat up! 🙂
Miss Universe Australia 2013 Olivia Wells
Miss Universe Australia 2013 Olivia Wells was presented to the Press prior to her scheduled departure for Moscow, Russia to compete in Miss Universe 2013.
I really love this girl. So sweet. So natural.
But do you think she needs to lose a little more weight? Or is she just rightly proportioned in your eyes?
Methinks it’s just the gown above. Because if you will look at her below, the girl is smoking hot!
Please do tell. 😉
Would you like to help Olivia decide on which NC to wear for MU2013? (Photo credit: Missosology)
Since we’re in the subject of National Costumes, can I interest you in helping out Miss Universe Australia 2013 Olivia Wells decide on which traditional garb to wear in Moscow?
You can opt to directly tweet her @muaoliviawells or her handlers @MissUniverseAUS or if you want, you can also head over to Missosology by clicking on this LINK to cast your choice. 😉
By the way, the designers of the above are: #1 Helani Uttara Sarath-Kumara, #2 Jason Dean Chetcuti, #3 Brandon Lawrence Beazley and #4 Joseph Allinson.
Personally, I prefer #1 – the red one. 🙂
The Top 3 of our 2nd Top Picks Poll for Miss Universe 2013
With three (3) continents represented in the final tally, our 2nd Top Picks Poll for Miss Universe 2013 comes to a close with 66,351 votes collected. The beauties from Gabon, Australia and USA secured the Top 3 positions and are now automatically seeded to our Final Picks Poll come October.
Jennifer Ondo Mouchita, Olivia Wells and Erin Brady will no longer appear in our 3rd Top Picks Poll (which starts today till September 30) and will be replaced by three new entries.
The Top 10 results are shown below.
Olivia will bring a different flavor of Aussie charm to Moscow come November.
I don’t know with you, guys, but I remain optimistic about the chances of Miss Universe Australia 2013 Olivia Wells to make the continent happy once again with an anticipated placement in Miss Universe 2013. I may not go as far as putting her one notch higher than 2012’s Renae Ayris yet, but she should be able to shine on her own merits and prove that she deserves to be the Aussie rep in Moscow.
While we all have gotten used to seeing blonde bombshells representing Australia in Miss Universe, a brunette is a welcome change. And Olivia Wells being one makes it all the more interesting. Aside from exuding a down-to-earth aura, the 19 year-old appears to have a lot more going for her than the quick (and exclamation-marked) skin-deep assessments she has been receiving of late.
Watch Olivia Wells as she guested on the morning show ‘Sunrise On 7″.
courtesy of SunriseOn7
A slightly different beauty cut (and hair color) from the recent past, but still an all-Aussie winner with a special mission in life.
Olivia Wells, 19 and representing Melbourne, was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2013. The student of Medicine defeated 29 other gorgeous national finalists from all over the continent, but none moreso glaring than a disappointed 1st Runner-Up (and strong favorite) Tegan Martin who also ended up in the same spot two years ago to Scherri-Lee Biggs.
The tall brunette from Black Rock will now represent her country in Moscow’s Miss Universe 2013. For now, she is setting aside her university studies, but will still return to her plans of becoming a full-pledged Pediatric Surgeon in the future to serve medical missions around the world as well as her motherland.
2nd Runner-Up honors went to Marsi Fernandez, with Kristy Coulcher and Mary Vitinaros (who placed 2nd to Renae Ayris in last year’s edition) coming in as 3rd and 4th Runners-Up respectively.
Good luck, Olivia! 🙂