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.
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
With Miss Venezuela
Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was photographed during the Miss Universe 2018 Welcome Dinner at The Lebua AT State Tower in Bangkok, Thailand.
She is wearing a Louis Pangilinan and styled by Justine Aliman.
Miss Universe 2018 is not all about our very own Catriona Gray.
Meet eight (8) other ladies who are either the perceived early favorites or equally popular representatives of their respective countries.
Here are Misses USA, South Africa, Venezuela, Vietnam, Australia, Ecuador, Spain and host delegate Thailand.
Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers
Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green
Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez
Miss Vietnam H’Hen Nie
Miss Australia Francesca Hung
Miss Ecuador Virginia Limongi
Miss Spain Angela Ponce
Miss Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin
Osmel Sousa with his winners
FYI, Osmel Sousa is back with a Big Bang with his Miss Venezuela 2017 Winners:
Miss Venezuela Universe 2017
Delta Amacuro Delta Amacuro – Sthefany Gutiérrez
Miss Venezuela World 2017
Vargas, Venezuela Vargas – Veruska Ljubisavljevic
Miss Venezuela International 2017
Barinas, Venezuela Barinas – Mariem Velazco
Falcón Falcón – Biliannis Álvarez
Amazonas, Venezuela Amazonas – Megan Beci
Sthefany Gutierrez for Universo
Watch the entire finals now:
Your thoughts about the new set of winners?