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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Miss World 2014 Review: Ghana - Kenya

The 64th Miss World will be crowned on December 14 in London, England. 121 beauties from all over the world are competing for the title. The winner will be crowned by outgoing Miss World, Megan Young from the Philippines. After keeping an eye on the pageant for the last 3 weeks, here are our thoughts:

****** : Miss World crown contender
***** : Possible top 5 finalist
****: Top 10 contender
***: Top 20 contender
**: Likely to miss the cut or an outside shot
*: Will probably miss the cut

GHANA: NADIA NTANU **

There was so much drama with the Miss Ghana Organization this year. It was Nadia, a runner-up from a few years ago, that stepped in to represent her country. She did a good job considering the fact that she had to prepare with limited time. She’s not really making any waves though.

GIBRALTAR: SHYANNE AZZOPARDI *

Gibraltar famously never placed until 2009 when they won the competition. Last year their delegate got voted into the top 6 by the public. Shyanne will probably not enjoy the same glory. Her most notable achievement being doing well in the Sports Challenge Event. I think just having represented her country at Miss World should be enough.

GREECE: ELENI KOKKINOU *

She is pretty enough but the problem is that she’s just pretty much faded into the background. She hasn’t gotten much attention at all, so I’m guessing that she won’t feature in the top 20.

GUADELOUPE: WENDY METONY *

 Here’s another delegate who has gone by unnoticed. I have seen much stronger from her country.

GUAM: CHANEL CRUZ JARRETT **

I had such high hopes for Chanel. When I saw her crowning photos, I was in awe and thought she should definitely be able to make it to the top 5. After her arrival in London, I was completely underwhelmed. Yes, she is beautiful… but she’s outshined by about a third of the girls in London.

GUATEMALA: KEYLA NUNEZ *

Keyla hasn’t really featured much. I think there are stronger delegates from her region. I hope she had a great time representing her country at Miss World though.

GUINEA: HALIMATOU DIALLO **

Here’s another girl who is pretty enough but just didn’t make much of an impact when put together with 120 other girls.

GUYANA: RAFIEYA HUSAIN ****

This girl is so well-spoken and she has an amazing BWAP project that could be the winner. Kudos to her for speaking out and fighting against women abuse. I would not be surprised to see her go all the way to the top 10 and even take the Americas title! Rafieya is ready to put Guyana on the map.

HAITI: CAROLYN DESERT ***

Carolyn has an unconventional look in terms of pageant standards but that’s exactly what sets her apart. She also has a rocking body and killer smile as well as an infectious personality. After doing well in Sports and being shortlisted in Top Model, she’s a strong bet for the top 20.

HONG KONG CHINA: ERIN WONG **

The real winner of Miss Hong Kong was a much better bet. I don’t think Erin will make the cut. The Miss Hong Kong Pageant should decide whether they want to make Miss World a priority or not.

HUNGARY: EDINA KULCSAR ****

I’m so happy that Hungary got noticed this year. Edina is absolutely gorgeous and she did so well in the competition. I think she deserves to go far in this competition. My major concern is that she placed second runner-up in Miss Plastic Surgery a few years ago. The Miss World organizers prefer natural beauties, so that could stand in her way. Still, she’s a strong bet for the top 10.

ICELAND: TANYA YR ASTPORSDOTTIR ***

Miss Iceland, Tanya, has one of the most gorgeous faces of the competition. She has the most beautiful big blue eyes. I think she could be a surprise in the top 20. Despite only having a few weeks to prepare, she has done exceptionally well.

INDIA: KOYAL RANA ******

Koyal is one of the major favorites to win the title this year. In fact, many people see it as a two horse race between her and South Africa. There are those who believe that she’s deserving based on her beauty, charity work, and intelligence. Others reckon if she wins it will be because MWO’s great relationship with India and Mrs. Morley’s lifetime achievement award. I don’t want to take anything away from Koyal. I think she’s done a wonderful job as Miss India and deserves her status as one of the favorites. However, I think I’d feel the same as I did in 1999 when Yukta Mookhey won… underwhelmed. Especially given the fact that the last three Miss Worlds have been super beauties.

INDONESIA: MARIA ASTERIA RAHAJENG ***

 Indonesia hosted Miss World last year and they are due to host again next year. The Miss World Organization has built up a great relationship with the organizers of Miss Indonesia. I feel that this has helped that organization to understand the pageant better and they know what to look for. Maria is a very competent delegate who is well prepared for this. She has a great BWAP and is getting a lot of support from her countrymen in the public voting. She might just be up there!

IRELAND: JESSICA HAYES **

 Miss Ireland is good-looking and she does look great in candids. It seems like one of those years when Ireland won’t get much notice from the organizations. At least 3 of the British girls might outperform her. In a less competitive year, she could have performed better. I think her beauty might be better suited for Miss Universe.

ISRAEL: MOR MAMAN ***

Many people had Mor as one of the frontrunners of this year’s pageant. Especially given the fact that Israel could not compete due to the fact that the pageant was being staged in a Muslim country. Her sultry beauty does make her stand out. She is smoldering for sure, but somehow there is something missing. I don’t know if she understands the way Miss World works very well.

ITALY: SILVIA CATALDI ***

She’s stunning enough to do well and definitely a natural beauty with a look that the Miss World people usually respond to it. I do think she has gone unnoticed though and she’ll either be a hit or a miss after the interviews.

JAMAICA: LAURIE-ANN CHIN **

Laurie-Ann is a solid competitor and she carries a strong sash. Jamaica usually does very well. Even though she is a solid competitor, I do think that the delegates from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and even Aruba are stronger bets.

JAPAN: HIKARU KAWAI **

There were some nasty rumors about Miss Japan after she was crowned but I am glad they were not true and that she got to compete in the pageant. She’s not as strong as last year’s girl but she did her best.

KENYA: IDAH NGUMA ****

I feel like Idah is one of the strongest bets from Africa. She has an excellent Beauty With A Purpose project, she’s intelligent, well-spoken, and attractive. We could definitely see her in the top 10.

Photos courtesy of Miss World Organization!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for my little country GUYANA. God bless you all

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