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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Miss World 2014 Review: Korea - Netherlands

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

KOREA: HWA-YOUNG SONG *

A Miss World Korea Pageant was finally held again. Hwa-Young emerged as the winner of this pageant. I am not overly excited by her chances. I've seen better from her country and hope they will step it up next year.

KOSOVO: VITA REXHEPI **

Vita is really gorgeous but I think this might be the wrong pageant for her. It's a shame that she has gone by unnoticed. I hope she gets to compete at other pageants in the future.

KYRGYZSTAN: AIKOL ALIKZHANOVA **

I actually think Aikol is the best delegate from her country to date. She has an angelic face and seems like a lovely girl. The problem is just that 100 beauties will miss the first cut.

LATVIA: LILIANA GARKALNE *

Latvia rarely gets attention at the major pageants and this year is no exception. They should really do more research and prepare their delegates better for the pageant. I hope Liliana enjoyed representing her country here though.

LEBANON: SALY GREIGE **

When she was crowned Miss Lebanon, a lot of fans (including myself) thought she's be in contention for a top 5 finish at Miss World. She kind of fizzled as soon as she hit London. She didn't have the best styling and didn't seem well prepared for this pageant. Maybe they should crown their girls a bit earlier and work on their pageant preparation. It's a shame because she is very beautiful.

LESOTHO: NICOLE MATELA *

It's not easy for African countries like Lesotho to secure the funds to send delegates to compete at Miss World. She made it to the top 29 of the Sports Challenge though, so Nicole should be commended for giving it her best shot.

LITHUANIA: AGNE KAVALIAUSKAITE **

Here's another girl who has the facial beauty but the fact is that a lot of European girls come to Miss World unprepared. They should learn to work harder on their Beauty With A Purpose projects. Hoping to see Lithuania make a breakthrough soon.

LUXEMBOURG: FREDERIQUE WOLFF *

The blondes aren't very strong this year. I don't think Frederique has a real shot at placing. I hope she made the most of the experience though.

MALAYSIA: DEWI SERIESTHA *

I believe Dewi has been shortlisted as one of the Talent finalists. That is a good achievement. I don't think it will do much for her chances though. Malaysia has sent much stronger delegates in the past.

MALTA: JOANNE GALEA **

Malta is one of those countries who never perform well in pageants. I feel that Nicole is one of the better delegates from her country. I don't see her in the top 20 though. She represented her country well though.

MARTINIQUE: ANAIS DELWAULLE *

Anais has a very unconventional look for pageant. It's a unique look that made her stand out though. Would it be enough to make an impact? I don't really think so.

MAURITIUS: SHEETAL KHADUN *

I am hoping to see a stunner from Mauritius do well one day. I don't think Sheetal has much of a shot this year but she did her country proud.

MEXICO: DANIELA ALVAREZ *****

Mexico's Daniela Alvarez is a fresh, natural beauty who has almost quietly and effortlessly made an impact based on just beauty alone. She doesn't seem like she's trying too hard yet she's still being noticed. The Americas is hard to predict this year but she could be considered a top bet in this region. She's done well in Sports and Top Model and if she aces her interview, she could go all the way to the top 5.

MOLDOVA: ALEXANDRA CARUNTU ***

I had such high hopes for Moldova this year. She has a face that screams Miss World but she hasn't really been getting that much attention. Is it another case of not being prepared, a pretty girl just lost in a crowd of beauties? I am still hoping for a spot in the top 20 at least.

MONGOLIA: BATTSETSEG TURBAT ***

I find Battsetseg absolutely gorgeous and I'm glad she's been getting some attention here. She made it to the top 20 of Top Model and top 29 of the Sports Challenge, so she could be in with a shot at making the top 20. I'd be happy to see her there.

MONTENEGRO: NATASA NOVAKOVIC **

Another girl who is pretty enough but got lost in the crowd. I can't see her advancing to the next round of the competition.

MYANMAR: WYNE LAY **

It's good to see Myanmar back for the first time since 1960. Wyne did a good job but placing will be an uphill battle.

NAMIBIA: BRUMHILDA OCHS ****

I just love Brumhilda and I do believe she has a real shot at making top 10 at least. She is one of the best bets from Africa and I'd be ecstatic to see her do well in this pageant. So glad she is being noticed!

NEPAL: SUBIN LIMBU *

Last year Nepal did exceptionally well by winning Beauty With A Purpose and placing in the top 10. I don't think they will emulate that achievement.

NETHERLANDS: TATJANA MAUL ****

Tatjana is one of ten beauties recognized for their Beauty With A Purpose projects. This will give her some valuable points and I am sure she will impress the judges in interview. She could go all the way to the top 10.

Photos courtesy of Miss World Organization!

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