Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is that ethereal beauty that screams royalty and class. What makes Paulina stand out is her ability to project herself as an elegant woman onstage. Her beauty is also top notch and her body has the correct proportions. In overall, she is a perfect package. Her presence is undeniable and she has a very strong showing at the preliminaries.
Early on, there were some rumors about her attitude but whether it is true or not, there is now a general agreement among pageant enthusiast that she is the “one”. If this will indeed materialize, Colombia will be blessed by its second Miss Universe crown after decades of waiting.
Miss Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa is in the competition to win it. She is however a divisive figure which is either you hate her or love her. To the most she has a divine body figure but some would look rather short. To some she is a fierce Latina-like beauty but many profess that her beauty is not really their cup of tea.
There is no question though that when it comes to her catwalk, she is top-notch. She is by the far the most superior among the 88 contestants when it comes to the runway and she will nail way higher scores when finals night comes.
Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Castillo is one of the underrated candidates than can simply spoil the fun of the front-runners. One of the chief complaints of pageant observers is her rather thin frame but let’s say she is lithe. She has all the elegance in the world and is a head turner when it comes to the facial beauty. She also had a blast during the prelims where she looked very queenly and confident.
Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennel is the Halle Berry of the competition. Yes, one can’t just stop saying that because she really is. She’s got the confidence of Yendi Philips but tempered with her class and elegance. Her hair is a stand-out and for the right reasons. Kaci has also a stunning body figure and she’s just an intelligent conversationalist.
Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha has been an underdog in the competition until the prelims day. She wowed the pageant enthusiasts worldwide with her beauty and body. She may not have chosen the best of gowns but she carried it anyway like a pro.
Miss USA Nia Sanchez is full of spontaneity and that “this-is-me” attitude. She’s genuine and has a great rapport with anyone she talks to. Her gown choice was excellent and did well at the prelims. It would be difficult to miss a Miss USA at the Miss Universe competition.
Miss Mexico Josselyn Garciglia is just angelic onstage. Her beauty exudes wholesomeness and heavenly touch. She is the best that Mexico can truly offer and she has been a favorite from the start of the competition. Her walk is refined and her body is something that most pageant watchers can drool on.
Miss Argentina Valentina Ferrer is truly a supermodel and makes you wonder how come it took Argentina several decades to send this bombshell. Her legs will just render you speechless. Her catwalk is truly professional and her beauty can comfortably mingle with Victoria’s Secret angels.
Miss Costa Rica Karina Ramos knows exactly how to present herself onstage. She’s got that much-needed charisma and it is very evident that she is well trained.
Miss India Noyonita Lodh is a Ximena-look alike, who are both exotic and fierce. Her beauty is also divisive but she looks like she’s having fun all throughout the competition that her confidence is simply oozing.
Miss Czech Republic Gabriela Franková has been out of the radar of the many but there is something about her that can upset the whole dynamics of the competition. It also helps that the maker of the new crown is from her country.
Miss Spain Desirée Cordero has been in the list of the many because of her royalty like aura and there is no denying she aced her prelims performance. However, when was the last time you saw a tattooed woman making the cut at Miss Universe?
Miss Indonesia Elvira Devinamira is a woman of confidence and stately demeanor. She has showed the world that her intense training has truly paid off.
Miss Venezuela Migbelis Castellanos has an enormous sash weight and the mainly Venezuelan-descent audience will give her a boost. Nevertheless, she is beautiful in her own right and she is bubbly and has an outgoing personality.
Miss Brazil Melissa Gurgel is fun to watch because she just exudes complete confidence. What she lacks in height she compensates it with her catwalk and great presentation during the prelims.
Guyana, Serbia, Lithuania, Australia and Angola complete the “bubbling up” list, and we will be very happy to see them place in the semis for their beauty, elegance and poise.