THE 2012 TREND OF HOME VICTORIES CONTINUES!!!!
Hot favorite for the title Melinda Bam from South Africa was shockingly cut after the top 10 round along with the delegates from Russia, France, Hungary, and Mexico. The top 16 were completed by the delegates from Turkey, Peru, Poland, Croatia, India, and Kosovo. The results left quite a few fans around the world scratching their heads. Hot favorites from Puerto Rico, Paraguay, and Malaysia failed to make the top 16.
Even though I think Olivia Culpo is adorable and such a vibrant beauty, I can't help but feel a bit disappointed. These home victories might be the final nail in the pageant coffin. Olivia was just not convincing enough on the night. Philppines or Australia would have been much better. Venezuela's answer was a mess. South Africa's exclusion from the top 5 WAS and IS a huge shock and I now believe that South Africa will probably never win Miss Universe. Melinda was on fire and she was flawless on the night.