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My Miss Universe 2013 Top 15 Picks After The Preliminary Competition

 Most of the ladies who made my final hot picks based solely on their performance on the Evening Gown and the Swimsuit competition are already touted to make the cut. There’s a couple of surprises and sadly, some few mishaps from some favorites. Here are my top 15 girls who impresses me the most during the preliminary that was held last Tuesday.

Miss Ukraine  Olga Strorozhenko is back on top!

Miss Ukraine Olga Strorozhenko is back on top!

Average: 94.42%

Ukraine came on stage like she owned it! She was perfect in both presentation and she knows how to work the stage. I won’t mind her winning it all because her beauty is just beyond. The crucial Q&A would only be her pitfall once she entered the Top 5 which is inevitable. Her beauty and demeanor reminds me of Rozanna Purcell (Miss Ireland, 2010) but her’s the sweeter version.

Russia - Elmira Abdrazakov

Russia – Elmira Abdrazakov

Average: 94.38%

Despite her homecourt advantage, I’m glad that Elmira didn’t just stand there doing nothing. This girl wanted to make her country proud and you can just feel it. She’s confident, young and vibrant. I won’t complain if she end up winning the Diamond Nexus crown on Saturday.

Israel -  Titi Yitayish Ayanaw

Israel – Titi Yitayish Ayanaw

Average: 94.25%

She’s obviously the strongest black delegate this year and she’s working all the press she’s gotten during the preliminary. It just worries me that she’s almost channeling Leila Lopes in both segment, this could either break her or make her win the judges’ hearts. Regardless, she’s a shoo-in for the semis.

Brazil - Jakelyne Oliveira

Brazil – Jakelyne Oliveira

Average: 94.17%

Jakelyne is Bodine Koehler in every level during the prelims. Her stance, her girth, her body and just the way she carries herself. She’s almost too perfect. She’s got a high score from me but I’m worried. I hope my instinct’s wrong. This girl’s amazing!

Philippines - Ariella Arida

Philippines – Ariella Arida

Average: 93.99%

I’ve nothing but praises for our girl Ara. Miss Philippines delivered what was expected from her! The twirl during the Swimsuit segment was an O-M-G moment and she exudes such elegance wearing that yellow evening gown. Our girl’s a shoo-in for the semis that I could tell you!

 Poland – Paulina Krupinska

Poland – Paulina Krupinska

Average: 93.94%

Poland already made a statement as one of the frontrunners all throughout the competition and last Tuesday sealed her semifinal placement with that ever-so endearing and captivating beauty. A back to back for Poland!

 Spain – Patricia Yurena Rodriguez

Spain – Patricia Yurena Rodriguez

Average: 93.64%

You can tell that Spain has been waiting for this moment and you can also see how polished she has become over the years after her Top 15 Semifinals stint in Miss World 2008. I find her too polished to begin with but she sure is ready to conquer the Universe this time.

Puerto Rico - Monic Perez

Puerto Rico – Monic Perez

Average: 93.13%

Monic has been one of my favorite girls even before she arrived in Moscow. She came prepared and I guess I was expecting too much from her and was slightly disappointed during the swimsuit segment. Nevertheless, she bounced back with her evening gown presentation and my faith in her was restored. Go Monic!

Nicaragua - Nastassja Bolivar

Nicaragua – Nastassja Bolivar

Average: 92.99%

Prior to the preliminary competition, Nicaragua was nowhere near my Top 30 but when she strutted with that gold evening gown number and flaunted her amazing catwalk during the swimsuit round – boy, was I dumbfounded! Nicaragua’s the biggest revelation for me! It’ll be a sin not to include her in the semis. Ooh, she also won the award for having the best national costume!

Czech Republic – Gabriela Kratochvilova

Czech Republic – Gabriela Kratochvilova

Average: 92.76%

Gabriela stood out because of her black short hairdo. This girl radiates beauty and positivity. You can’t deny her a semis spot!

Venezuela - Gabriela Isler

Venezuela – Gabriela Isler

Average: 92.69%

Another Gabriela, this time created by THE Osmel Sousa. She’s a Miss Venezuela and as expected – she delivered!

Dominican Republic – Yaritza Reyes

Dominican Republic – Yaritza Reyes

Average: 92.55%

Yaritza’s too polished not to be notice but I’m worried because she’s SO Ruth Ocumarez. Not because she’s got dark skin but because she’s like Ruth. Almost too perfect! Yes, I’m giving her the Ruth Ocumárez Award. 😦 (she’s still on my Top 15 though)

Croatia – Melita Fabecic

Croatia – Melita Fabecic

Average: 92.49%

If she wanted to be notice, Melita needs to step it up on Saturday once called in the semis. She needs to have spark! Mere beauty would only get her that far. I’m rooting for ya girl!

Turkey – Berrin Keklikler

Turkey – Berrin Keklikler

Average: 92.49%

Berrin could be the dark horse of this competition. She’s sweet, young and fresh!

USA - Erin Brady

USA – Erin Brady

Average: 92.45%

I was a bit disappointed by her presentation in both segment. I thought it was weak and she was barely there. I still gave her a relatively high score enough to make my Top 15 cause I know that Erin’s better than what she have shown during the prelims! C’mon now, you were my Top pick last week! Bring it girl!

Who are your top 15 guys?

Meet Miss Universe France 2013 – Hinarani de Longeaux

Hinarani de Longeaux, Miss France 2013, first runner up

Hinarani de Longeaux, Miss France 2013, first runner up

Age: 23
Height: 5 ft 10 1⁄2″

Hailed as one of the early and still frontrunners for the Miss Universe crown this year; this Tahitian born French beauty will not be ignored  in Russia! Despite not winning the national title, destiny somehow made its way to let her compete with the best of what the world has to offer come November in Moscow. Hinarani’s glowing exotic features made her one of THE ONE TO BEAT girls for the crown and only a Bodine-Koehler robbery would deny her a place in the semis!

My Top 16 For Miss Universe 2012 After The Preliminary Competition!

 I just finished reviewing the Miss Universe 2012 preliminary competition and I sure had a tough time grading each delegate’s performances. I came up with my top 16 (17 that is, because there’s a tie for the last spot.) My Top 16 is based solely on the telecast preliminary and does not include their interview (obviously.) Last year, I got eight over 16 and three of my choices were part of the finalists (Miss Universe 2011 – Angola, 3rd runner-up Philippines and 4th runner-up China.)  I’m hoping that I’d get more this year haha. Who are your top 16?

MY TOP 16 / 17

1. Puerto Rico - Bodine Koehler

1. Puerto Rico – Bodine Koehler

2. Venezuela - Irene Esser 95

2. Venezuela – Irene Esser 

3. Cayman Islands - Lindsay Japal

3. Cayman Islands – Lindsay Japal

3.2 Philippines - Janine Tugonon

3.2 Philippines – Janine Tugonon

5. The Netherlands - Nathalie Den Dekker

5. The Netherlands – Nathalie Den Dekker

6. Peru - Nicole Faveron

6. Peru – Nicole Faveron

7. Czech Republic - Tereza Chlebovská

7. Czech Republic – Tereza Chlebovská

7. 2 Sri Lanka - Sabrina Herft

7. 2 Sri Lanka – Sabrina Herft

9. South Africa - Melinda Bam

9. South Africa – Melinda Bam

10. El Salvador - Ana Yancy Clavel

10. El Salvador – Ana Yancy Clavel

11. Ecuador - Carolina Aguirre

11. Ecuador – Carolina Aguirre

12. Poland - Marcelina Zawadzka

12. Poland – Marcelina Zawadzka

13. Mexico - Karina Gonzalez

13. Mexico – Karina Gonzalez

14. France - Marie Payet

14. France – Marie Payet

14.1 Georgia - Tamar Shedania

14.1 Georgia – Tamar Shedania

14.2 Jamaica - Chantal Zaky

14.2 Jamaica – Chantal Zaky

14.3 Thailand - Nuptimon Farida Waller

14.3 Thailand – Nuptimon Farida Waller

1. Puerto Rico 97.83333
2. Venezuela 95
3. Cayman Islands 94.83333
3.2 Philippines 94.83333
5. Netherlands 94.16667
6. Peru 93.66667
7. Czech Republic 93.16667
7.2 Sri Lanka 93.16667
9. South Africa 93
10. El Salvador 92.83333
11. Ecuador 92.16667
12. Poland 92
13. Mexico 91.83333
14. France 91.66667
14. 1 Georgia 91.66667
14.2 Jamaica 91.66667
14.3 Thailand 91.66667
*the 16th place will be the people’s choice garnering the most online votes worlwide.

My Top 20 Delegates

My Miss Universe 2012 Top 20

PaddylastInc Miss Universe 2012 Preliminary Competition  – Click to check out my complete analysis for the evening gown and swimsuit round of the preliminary competition.  -photos via Miss Universe