Miss Universe titleholders from 2010-2013
Let’s be honest. I think there’s no big contest here in terms of their being magazine cover girls.
Miss Universe titleholders are definitely way ahead in this regard. First of all, they always find their way splashed on the cover of so many international magazines. Google one name and you will end up with so many choices. They are better-networked in different countries, despite being mostly in Latin America.
On the other hand, there seems to be a dearth of magazine covers for Miss World winners. Except for our Miss World 2013 Megan Young who has bannered quite a number of publications, the rest are quite hard to find, futile even. In fact, the image of MW2010 Alexandria Mills below is not genuine but just a simple pageant fan art output. Plus, MW2012 Wenxia Yu’s turn had to be shared with former Miss World Indonesia Vania Larissa.
Miss World titleholders from 2013 down to 2010
So who make better cover girls? Well, the world is a glossier oyster for Donald Trump’s winners. Don’t you agree? 😉
If we are to consult the list of Miss Universe titleholders, it’s not hard to tell which continent has not claimed the crown for the longest time now.
– North America is the most recent with Olivia Culpo winning last year in Vegas and Ximena Navarrete in 2010, also in Sin City.
– Africa is the next recent with Leila Lopes wresting the title back in 2011.
– South America’s last winner was Stefania Fernandez who was elected in the Bahamas last 2009, with her fellow Venezuelan Dayana Mendoza also topping the 2008 edition.
– Asia comes in next with Riyo Mori of Japan defeating all delegates during Miss Universe 2007.
– The Carribbean’s latest was 2006 in Los Angeles. That was the time Zuleyka Rivera captured top honors.
– As the world’s largest nation-continent, Australia grabbed their latest crown in 2004 with Jennifer Hawkins.
– Europe is the cellar-dweller when Oxana Fedorova of Russia was proclaimed winner in 2002. That victory wasn’t fully consummated, though, after she was dethroned and Justine Pasek took over. So in terms of full reign, Mona Grudt of Norway was the last European to complete one year.
So what’s the sense in all this?
Simple. Continent-wise, it is high time for Europe to win Miss Universe once more. And with Moscow hosting the current competition (the last – and only other European host was in 1973 when Athens led and our Margarita Moran won), don’t you think they rightfully deserve to snatch the Diamond Nexus Lab diadem? Or are you of the leaning that Miss Philippines Ariella Arida should be the one, being that the country’s last win was also in Europe?
Miss Universe Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti
After missing five editions of Miss Universe from 2006-2010, Chile is back into the fold. This year, someone will wear the sash in Sao Paulo, Brazil. That lady is 25 year-old Vanessa Ceruti. Standing at a proud 1.78m, she need not travel too far (just a little over three hours) to get to the host city, and that must have been one advantage the organizers considered in putting up a national pageant for 2011.
What lies ahead for Vanessa in Miss Universe? Well, the field is one of the strongest ever and it would be foolish to make any premature guesses or predictions. Let’s just hope that all contenders will step up to the plate to make it harder for the judges to select a truly deserving winner. 😉
Miss Universo Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti being crowned by Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarette.
Chanyasorn "Fah" Sakornchan before she won Miss Thailand Universe 2011
Chanyasorn "Fah" Sakornchan (center) when she was crowned Miss Thailand Universe 2011 together with 2010 Miss Ximena Navarette (left) and 2010 Miss Thailand Universe Fonthip Watcharatrakul (right)
Now let’s fast forward to July 2011…
Fah's style and confidence have obviously improved!
My Thai-Filipino friend in Bangkok just confirmed with me that Miss Thailand Universe 2011 Chanyasorn ‘Fah’ Sakornchan is now a new woman. He intimated that their Miss Universe 2011 bet has already been ‘improved’ and more than ready to face the competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
How do you like the brand-new Fah? The surgical changes are not really too obvious (her predecessor, Fonthip, had more significant alterations) for the superficially discerning eye, but if you look closely, you can ‘sniff’ something that got streamlined as well as ‘bump’ into twins that were made more va-va-voom.
Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against such enhancements for as long as done responsibly. And if Fah’s fighting chance gets multiplied, then I say go! For the once-rugged and jumpsuit-wearing lass who spent some years studying in the US and spending hours in a midwest farm, this high-flying Thai (she can operate a plane) might just go more places, starting with Brazil and beyond.
Good luck, Fah! 🙂