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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Miss Earth 2013 Review: Czech Republic - Guadeloupe

89 delegates arrived in Manila in early November to compete for the Miss Earth 2013 title. On Saturday (December 7) 88 (Miss New Zealand had to withdraw after she got sick in the Philippines)of them will step on stage hoping to become the 13th Miss Earth.

Even though there is a really strong group of delegate, I must say that it is very hard to follow the pageant after last year's scandal. I actually didn't really follow it that closely this year because that scandal left a bitter taste in my mouth which will probably remain there for quite some time. One the one hand I did decide though to give them a fair shot hoping they will redeem themselves. And on the other hand, I also cover this pageant because my blog is fairly young and I need the hits. I hope this organization will pull themselves together and strive towards fairness and transparency. Integrity and respect can be much more valuable (in the long term) than money gained from selling a title.

Back to the delegates, who don't really need to be involved in all of this. I must say that the quality has improved a lot the last five years and this is probably one of their best bunches yet. Here's my review:


******: POTENTIAL WINNER
*****: POTENTIAL RUNNER-UP
****: POTENTIAL TOP 8 FINALIST
***: POTENTIAL TOP 16 FINALIST
**: UNLIKELY TO PLACE
*: HIGHLY UNLIKELY TO PLACE


CZECH REPUBLIC: MONICA LEOVA **
The current Miss Earth is of course from the Czech Republic, so the pressure is on for them. Monica is lovely and quite an exotic choice for the Czech Republic. It will be hard for them to place again.

DENMARK: JOSEFINE POULSEN **
Josefine looks like a typical Scandinavian beauty. She’s got blonde hair and gorgeous blue eyes. If the field was a little bit weaker, she would have been in with a shot but I think the group is just too strong this year.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: MARIA EUGENIA DE LOS SANTOS **
Maria Eugenia is really attractive. I think she has got a gorgeous face and probably would have done better at a pageant like Miss World. She hasn’t really been mentioned as a front-runner at this pageant but I still think she is stunning.

ECUADOR: ANA MARIA WEIR *
Her features are on the slightly “too exotic” side for me, so I don’t think Ecuador is in with a real shot at the crown this year. Kudos to her for representing her country well though.

ENGLAND: CHLOE OTEN ***
Chloe was one of my pre-arrival favorites but she is another girl who kind of faded as the competition went along. I actually just feel that she didn’t really stand out that much. It seems like she is one of ladies who really takes the cause to heart. She was the winner of the Miss Green Project award. Could she still be in with a short at making the top 16?

FRANCE: SOPHIE GARENAUX ***
Sophie is extremely elegant and well-groomed. I think she has a very good shot at being one of the top 16. She won the third place in the resort wear competition. I’m keeping an eye on her.

GABON: FILANE KOUNDI **
It seems like there are lots of stunning girls in Gabon and it’s only a matter of time before they get a great placement at one of these international pageants. Filane is a beautiful lady but I don’t think she’s going to be the one to give her country that first taste of beauty pageant glory.

GERMANY: CAROLINE NOEDING ***
The reigning Miss Germany is a stunning blonde who at her best is absolutely gorgeous. My biggest problem is that she tends to fade into the background more often than not. I’d like to see her come out and fight for a spot. She could be up there.

GHANA: AMABEL KLUTSE **
In the African group, there are a few girls who are getting some attention, but Amabel does not seem to be one of them. Even though she is tall and quite striking, she probably won’t be one of the top 16.

GUADELOUPE: MARIE VAITILINGON *
There are other delegates in this group who has outshone Marie, so I believe her chances to make it are quite slim. I hope she had a great time in the Philippines though. It’s definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
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