A perpetuating trend on semi-finalist entrants from the past few years may prove favorable for Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Paraguay.
Once again, Canada is wise for relying on their imports. Miss Universe’s recent history is not very blonde friendly.
For this year, three emerging Latin power houses Colombia, Dominican Republic and Paraguay have a good chance to pull off this gig as Venezuela is seemingly too busy transforming into a communist state and spending less on surgery for their women.
India is quintessential to the semis ever since Miss Universe began and this year may once again prove the omnipresence of the subcontinent. In fact she’s my super early favorite for the crown.
Japan, a budding Asian dynamo (after India, Philippines & Thailand) hasn’t fallen short of our expectations and we might see their kimono and samurai clad ladies anew in the semis.
Delegates from host countries traditionally make it to the top ten—a consolation of a sort for all the trouble they have to put through but prudent Mexico made sure they have a girl that bids to quash such a generality.
I know my beauty queens from my models. Relatively speaking they are not interchangeable. But indulge me if I favor Ms. Serbia. Models or runway-beauties have won the crown before.
We have a very lovely Miss USA this year and I don’t mind if she takes home the Mikimoto. I find that surprising since I usually grow disconcerted whenever an American gets to wear the crown.
Lastly there’s Venezuela. Yes, the table has turned. Where I usually have a Venezuelan as a favorite she’ll have to be my underdog this time. Reconstruction maybe still be in progress.
Yes, it is a bit early to make anything out of some photos which may have been air brushed for all we know but let’s just have this transitory list to keep us going.
17 April 2007