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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Miss International 2012 Review: Sweden - Virgin Islands

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

SWEDEN: KATARINA KONOW **


Miss Sweden is attractive. She is one of the those girls that you will see on the street and turn around to look twice. But that did not translate well to the pageant world. She just did not stand out enough.

TAHITI: ARIIRAU SANDRAS *

She has a great body but that is about it. Other than that she did not make much of an impact. I don't think she will place.

THAILAND: RUNGSINEE PANJABURI *****

Miss Thailand was ready and well prepared to make an impact... and that she did. She had a great wardrobe and she styled herself really well. She sure did stand out. (Who can forget THAT hat?!) She is pretty enough to make it all the way to the top 5. Her height might be a problem.

TURKEY: MELTEM TUZUNER **

Meltem has very interesting features. She is quite striking but I am not sure if her features will be to the taste of the Japanese judges. I think her name will probably not be called.

UKRAINE: JULIA GERSHUN *****

Julia started off as my second favorite for the title but when I saw her candids during the first few days, I was quite disappointed and she dropped down my list. However, she has since continued to claw her way back on the list and she is looking better and better all the time. I even feel that if she looks great when it matters, she could go all the way to the top 5.

UNITED KINGDOM: ALIZE LILY MOUNTER  ******

Alize is one of my absolute favorite girls the United Kingdom has produced ever. She has such a serene beauty and presence but there is something absolutely magnetic about her. She came to this pageant ready and her pageant experience showed. Without having to try too hard, she just shone. She stood out in every photo I saw. She makes it look so effortless. I would be thrilled if she becomes the next Miss International.

USA: AMANDA RENEE DELGADO ****

Amanda has gained momentum at the right time. She is a pageant pro and she played the game well. She started off by just blending in and then in the second half of the competition, she switched to her highest gear and started to shine like a star. I think she will do really well. She is one to watch.

VENEZUELA: BLANCA ALJIBES *****

If there's a title for Miss Plastic, this girl might win it. I am not saying this as a bad thing though. It's a pageant and we're looking for beauty!!! She is from Venezuela and she is perfect... just like it should be. Her Barbie doll looks might be very appealing to the Miss International judges. I don't think she's going to win but a top 5 placement is within reach.

VIRGIN ISLANDS: VANESSA DONASTORG *

Welcome to the Virgin Islands at this pageant. Vanessa does not really have a look the Miss International will go for. But I was glad to see her compete nonetheless. I hope to see them compete regularly from now on.

Photos: Miss International Beauty Pageant
http://www.miss-international.org/en/
 

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