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Texts by R. Galvez [@the4ofustraveling]

After my personal assessment a few days ago, I conferred to my colleagues here at Missosology on who they think will win the Miss International 2023 crown. Interestingly, there were conflicting opinions. Then, I asked some insiders within the pageant itself and although there were some telling clues, there were no clear and definite answers.

Missosology beauty experts are looking at an angle of what I would like to call as “revenge trend”. Last year, all but one Asian failed to make it to the semis. It looks like the trend will swing the other way and favor the Asians this year. Beauty experts believe that Southeast Asian ladies will lead the way. Miss Vietnam Nguyễn Phương Nhi, Miss Malaysia Cassandra Yap, Miss Thailand Supaporn Ritthipruek and Miss Philippines Nicole Borromeo are included in this week’s Hot Picks.

Latin American beauties will continue to shine. Last year, 3 of the Top 5 were from that region. Miss Colombia Sofia Osio and Miss Venezuela Andrea Rubio are both leading candidates this year. Not to be outdone, Miss Dominican Republic Yamilex Hernandez, Miss Peru Camila Diaz, Miss Mexico Itzia Garcia and Miss Brazil Beatriz Goulart also caught the fancy of beauty experts.

Miss Zimbabwe Charlotte Muziri, as mentioned last week, is the frontrunner from Africa but we need to watch out for Miss Angola Teresa Sara. European ladies might pull an upset with Miss Greece Zoi Asoumanaki and Miss Poland Julia Marcinkowska as strong contenders. And finally, from North American region, don’t count Miss Canada Melanie Renaud out. She might be the darkhorse that can ruin the hopes of the frontrunners.

  1. VIETNAM – Nguyễn Phương Nhi
  2. VENEZUELA – Andrea Rubio
  3. COLOMBIA – Sofia Osio
  4. ZIMBABWE – Charlotte Muziri
  5. MALAYSIA – Cassandra Yap
  6. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Yamilex Hernandez
  7. PERU – Camila Diaz
  8. GREECE – Zoi Asoumanaki
  9. THAILAND – Supaporn Ritthipruek
  10. ANGOLA – Teresa Sara
  11. POLAND – Julia Marcinkowska
  12. PHILIPPINES – Nicole Borromeo
  13. MEXICO – Itzia Garcia
  14. CANADA – Melanie Renaud
  15. BRAZIL – Beatriz Goulart


  1. UK – Alisha Cowie
  2. CAMBODIA – Alyna Somnang
  3. ESTONIA – Karolin Kippasto
  4. GHANA – Mercy Jane Adorkor Pappoe
  5. NEW ZEALAND – Georgia Waddington