We all know by now that Miss Philippines Katarina Rodriguez was unable to win the Round 2 Head—To-Head Challenge for Miss World 2018. She was edged out by Miss Venezuela Veruska Ljubisaljevic. And it all boiled down to going overtime with the answers.
Katarina overspent her minute and a half and that costed her a precious demerit that allowed the Venezuelan to upend her sincere efforts to defend her now-viral BWP Advocacy.
Megan Young voted for Katarina, Stephanie went for Veruska, while Manushi went against Katarina due to going overtime.
Still, Katarina is not exactly back to Square One because there are talks that she is a strong contender for the Beauty With A Purpose Fast-Track.
At any rate, there is a new voting procedure for Miss World 2018 that will be implemented starting December 7:
New Voting Procedure
Miss World will have another round of voting that will begin at 7 pm this December 7 (Friday). The voting will last for 24 hours in time for the coronation on November 8.
For this round of voting, it is important for candidates to have robust support from other continents.
Voting will be on a per continent basis such that the country with the highest vote in each continent will get the continent’s one vote.
Each continent gets one vote in electing the next Miss World.
In other words, aside from the seated judges who each get a vote in determing Miss World 2018, the six continents will act as six additional judges each with a single vote.
Here’s the catch: Only the votes casted for the soon-to-be-determined Top 5 will be counted from the 24-hour voting window.
How exactly does this work?
When (not if) Miss Philippines Katarina Rodriguez makes the Top 5 and she scores the highest vote among the Top 5 countries in Asia, Africa, Carribean and Europe for example. She will automatically get their 1 vote each to get 4 votes on top of the votes that she will get from the judges.
Voting platforms are still: (a) Miss World Website, (b) Miss World Philippines Facebook Page, (c) Mobstar and (d) Model Power Live
Katja with one of the students from Mission Hills School in Haikou