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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Miss International 2012 Review: Colombia - Gabon

The 52nd Miss International Pageant is currently being celebrated in Okinawa, Japan. 68 young ladies are competing for the crown this year. When it was announced that Okinawa would play host to Miss International 2012, I was very skeptical but the island has definitely put its best foot forward. The delegates have been attending a number of events and there has even been a parade or two. The thing about Miss International finals in Japan is that they are just usually so boring and the quality of the production is usually very low. I am not expecting too much but I'm hoping to be surprised. In terms o quality of the delegates, this is not of the strongest years in the history of Miss International. But there are enough stunners to make for a decent competition. I will now briefly state my opinions about each of the contestants. As always, I try to be nice and focus on the positive as best as I can.

This is how I will rate each girl:

****** POSSIBLE WINNER
***** TOP 5 MATERIAL BUT WILL PROBABLY NOT WIN
**** VERY LIKELY TO PLACE IN THE TOP 15
*** POSSIBLE SURPRISE INCLUSION IN THE TOP 15
** UNLIKELY TO PLACE
* HIGHLY UNLIKELY TO PLACE

COLOMBIA: MELISSA VARON ******


Melissa is one of the biggest favorites for the crown this year. She is tall, in great shape, and she has a sensual beauty that draws you in. The things that might count against her is that a Latina won last year, she looks a bit tired at times, and she resembles Miss International 2010. If the judges can look past that, she might be the next Miss International. She definitely has what it takes to win.

COSTA RICA: NATASHA SIBAJA *

Natasha is quite short and she has not made much of an impact at this pageant. It will be an uphill battle for her to make it to the top 15.

DENMARK: LINE CHRISTIANSEN ***

I am starting to like Line more and more. She is quite fresh and I love her gorgeous curly hair. Miss International is known for it's surprising result. Line could be a spoiler. Her height might count against her though.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: MELODY MIR ******

Melody is a contender based on the fact that she's been a standout from day one. She is tall, oozes sex appeal, and she knows what it takes to take part in a pageant. She is not one of my absolute favorites for the crown but she could be a surprise winner. The only thing that bothers me is that from some angles you can see that she's probably visited the same surgeon as most other beauty queens in her country.

ECUADOR: TATIANA LOOR: **

The reigning Miss International is from Ecuador. Tatiana is good looking but I doubt that we will see a repeat victory for her country.

EL SALVADOR: MARLIN RAMIREZ *

I liked her at first but I've kind of lost interest now. She has begun to fade... and of course this is the time when they should bring it.

ESTONIA: XENIA LIKHACHEVA *

I thought she did not show up for the pageant until just a few days ago. That's not really a great sign as it means that she totally got lost in the crowd... or she arrived really late.

FINLAND: VIIVI SUOMINEN ****


Here's another girl that I kind of lost interest in. Her pre-pageant photos looked great, and she is definitely beautiful in her candids but not as spectacular. Her beauty is kind of boring (said in the nicest way possible) but just when I'm about to give up, I see a stunning photo of her. I won't count her out... plus she's a blonde, and that's always a good thing at Miss International.

FRANCE: MARION AMELINEAU **

Miss France is also middle of the pack for me. I've seen better representatives from her country who failed to make the cut. There are other girls who should and probably will make the cut ahead of her.

GABON: CHANNA DIVOUVI ***

I actually like Miss Gabon a lot!!! She is the best from Africa by far. I am rooting for her and I hope she can make the cut. However, this is Miss International and the odds are stacked against her. African girls rarely make the cut. In fact, if memory serves me right, only 1 (maybe 2) African girls have made the cut at this pageant... EVER!! Here's hoping Miss Gabon can overcome these bad omens.

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1 comment:

  1. An excellent review, not only for Melissa, but for other potential winners. I agree with you that in this group (C_D_E_F_G), Colombia and Dominican Republic are the best.

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