It’s common knowledge among beauty pageant enthusiasts that host countries almost always have that ‘extra power’ to push for their representatives to figure out prominently in the finals. It may not happen all the time, but trends show that China ends up either as a runner-up or finalist (if not the ultimate winner) whenever the country is at the helm of Miss World or any other second-tier (or whimsically third-tier) international beauty contest. According to the gossip mill, things are looking more and more bright for a second Chinese wearing the Miss World crown after Zhang Zilin did it first in Sanya way back 2007. Is there any chance that we can do anything to prevent the same from happening and allow someone else more deserving to claim victory? None. Nada. Zilch. Zero. Can Julia Morley take charge then? I’d say 50/50.
courtesy of OfficialMissWorld
Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing personal against Wen Xia Yu. In fact, I find her one of the sweetest-looking contenders this year. But surely, there are at least 5-6 other ladies who are far more outstanding (and better equipped) to succeed Ivian Sarcos.
So whose hand will pull the stronger strings come August 18? Your guess is as good as mine. 😉