Let me continue my top-16 list.
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~ Berrin Keklikler (Turkey) ~
When I read the news and saw the photos of Miss Turkey, I felt that she's small and she wasn't in my fav list. I didn't even mention about her when I wrote about "Road To Miss Universe 2013" posts. But, when the glam shots come out, I notice that she really has a good face. Later, I have read a news that she got the "best face" award from Global Beauties.
|At Tony Ward Fashion Show|
~ Elmira Abdrazakova (Russia) ~
|At Tony Ward Fashion Show|
Her dress at Tony Ward was not great, but, she carried it well. Her catwalk was good.
In my point of view as well, I also count the hometown factor. She is 99% sure to be one of the top-15 girls, but, she performed more than I expected. She knows how to make people gaze at her. Plus, I like her gown so much.
~ Kim Yumi (Korea) ~
During the competition time, seeing videos and photos, I know that Kim Yumi is naturally beautiful and sweet. She's also got great curves. However, she is also one of the candidates I came to like only after the Preliminary Competition night. She has a cute expression and sexy catwalk. She knows how to show her tiny waist while she is walking. I think my jaw was dropping to see her look and lovely expression she gave on PC night. Well, she rocks. I will be very happy if I could see this ASEAN beauty queen in top-5.
~ Yaritza Reyes (Dominican Republic) ~
Since before the competition started, I have noticed Yaritza among black beauties. I even talked about her in my posts. But, I still prefer Ms.Israel to Ms.DR. The reason I came to like her and add her into my favorite list might be because she fell at Yamamy Swimsuit Show. That fall makes people notice her. While I was watching the movie clip, I could even feel the hit. :(
What the hell, it's ridiculous to have a hole on the small runway. Anyway, Yaritza recovered fast, she stood up and continued the walk giving a jaw dropping catwalk. Many people applause her.
At the web interview, she also proves that she has a good personality.
At PC, her swimsuit performance is great in both sessions, but, she looks better in swimsuit competition. Maybe because her gown is not that great. I think she will be one of the top 15 girls on final night. Keep going, Yartiza.
~ Jakelyne Oliveira (Brazil) ~
~ Yitayish Ayanaw (Israel) ~
She's a black barbie to me, the very first black Miss Israel, Ethiopia's pride.
She's got great hair, and she knows how to show it off. She flipped her hair fiercely both in Yamamay swimsuit show and PC's swimsuit session.
|Flipping her hair at Yamamay Swimsuit Show|
She was not fierce or energetic on PC night. Her performance wasn't that appealing or hot. Still, she's in my fav; list cause she is effortlessly elegant . She'll be in!
~ Gabriela Isler (Venezuela) ~
I am a huge fan of last year Miss Venezuela, Irene Esser, but, not Gavriela's. She is not consistent in her looks and she looks so old in some photos.
Yes, of course, she's a Ms.Venezuela, needless to say she will have a great performance. Being a Miss Venezuela, she has
- facial beauty
- great and toned body
- height.... plus she is well-trained and well-prepared. She also did great on Tony Ward's Fashion Show.
|At Tony Ward's Fashion Show|
|Dress-3, Tony Ward|
~ Erin Brady (USA) ~
Erin is not my taste, but, I agree that she is great and has a wonderful body. She looks a bit old sometimes though. The story that she has struggled to succeed also makes me interested in her. She also did really well on her "Truth & Dare" web interview.
One thing I would like to talk about her is her national costume. Some people are making fun of that. In my opinion, I think hers is something unique and it was a good idea.
As for Erin, being the Miss USA, she has a potential to be in the top-15 list. On the PC night , she delivered well. She didn't disappoint people that much. Her motion was stunning, but, I feel that her gown is too bright. She should change her gown on final night. I would love to see her in top-15 and hope that she can advance up from there.
~ Monic Perez (Puerto Rico) ~
|At Moscow Car Race|
L to R : Pureto Rico, France, China
|At CHI hair show|
|Tony Ward Fashion Contour, dress-1|
|Tony Ward Fashion Contour, dress-2|
~ Olga Storozhenko (Ukraine) ~
Since before the competition started, I have known that she is the one to watch out for. And, due to the fact that Ukraine is having a good political connection with Russia, she also got a lot of attention. After seeing her performance at Tony Ward, I came to like her more and add her in my fav; list. In the photos also, she is gorgeous. I feel that she sometimes look like Oxana, my all-time-fav miss universe. ( Of course, Oxana is way better than her. Oxana has height, body, face and simplicity. :P )
|Her face looks like Oxana here|
But, what I am sure is she can be the Miss Universe 2013. If I compare Paulina with Olga, I like Paulina's personality more. But, I will admit that Olga performed better than Paulina on PC night. And, Olga also have other winning factors than Paulina. We must take note of the fact that MU2013 is held in Russia.
|Tony Ward Fashion Show|
|Moscow Car Runway|
|Looking cozy in her National Dress|
~ Amy Willerton (Great Britain) ~
A frontrunner!!! Amy is charming and she has a sweet personality. Most importantly, she is photogenic. She is consistent in photo shoots. She also has a good bone structure. Her hair is healthy and beautiful _ she also knows it. She flipped her hair on PC night. :D She was stunning that night, beautiful and sexy - but, I have no idea why she chose a heavy gown. The dress looks impressive, but, she could not walk well in that gown. When she was coming down from the stairs, she even had to pick it up. But, I think she should still be in top-15. Hope that Amy will stop the drought for Great Britain.
|At Tony Ward Fashion Show|
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My top-16 list ends here. In fact, choosing top-16 is really a tough thing to do cause I feel uneasy to judge them and most of them are amazing. I would prefer to say whom I like, who are my favorites and what are their good points. ~"~
In addition to my top-16 list, I want to add nine more candidates in this post. So, there will be 25 in total. The additional 9 misses are from:
~ Jamaica: Kerrie has a great personality. I came to notice her when she was selected for Tony Ward Show with other 20 candidates. She was great there. Here "Truth and Dare" web interview was also cool. After seeing her interview, I have told my friends that she could be the big surprise of the MU2013 competition. On PC night, she did really well, she was bubbling with her radiant looks. She showed her curves and walked in an impressive way. Let me wait and see how the judges will decide.
~ Spain: She's the favorite for beauty experts and pageant fans, she's not my taste though. She can be in judges' semi-finalist.
~ South Africa: She was not famous this year, but, she delivered well on PC night. She also proves that she has the classy appearance.
~ Haiti: She was unexpectedly shinning on PC night. Her photo shoots during the event are also great.
~ Colombia: She's a true latina and I personally like her. Whether she will be in top-15 depends on her interviews and the judges' decisions.
~ Indonesia: She's still in my favorite list. Such an endearing girl!!! She's the best from Indonesia, I suppose. I truly love her. I just worried that she might not be the judges' taste. Her catwalk is also good, but, I think she needs to put some more expression and energy. She chose one-piece swimwear and her gown made her stuffed while she was walking.
~ Curacao: I came to like her only on PC night. She is a wonderful beauty queen. Her evening gown is elegant.
~ Croatia: She's a fierce beauty and she seems to believe in herself. That could be a winning factor for her. And, I personally like her.
~ Phillipines: Compared to the previous 3 miss Philippines who made it to top-5 final, Arida wasn't that great. She was a bit dull in her web interview. On PC night, her swimsuit performance was good, but, she has no expression and I feel that she lacked confidence in evening gown session. Her hair style for the gown is also not very good. Whatever it is, since she was chosen in most activities of MU2013, she still has a chance to be in top-15.
This post ends here, thank you for reading.
witch83 (08/11/2013; 6:48PM; GMT+8)