Just like Joseph Vitug, it is my first time
covering an international beauty pageant. I arrived two hours before
the presentation but I could already feel the excitement of being a
part of such big event. Though
my job with Mabuhay was
focused on doing the
technical stuffs, I had decided to help the other correspondents in
doing the interviews. You could view my interviews on 3 delegates at
the interview section of this page, but let me give you my impressions
on the delegates.
First Batch – What a strong group of
delegates, most of them made an impact to the people who were present
at Hotel Intercon’s pool side. The following are my favorites :
Latina doll! A shoo-in for Miss Photogenic, this woman knows
how walk as if she’s doing it on the ramp. I wonder why she didn’t
make the top ten in Miss World two year ago? With perfect body, lovely
face and strong personality; she’ll give the other delegates a hard
fight for the crown.
Brazil : Oh boy, this Amazona exudes with
sensuality. Well toned body and
a very striking face , Simone will
give Daniela a neck to neck fight for the title. Definitely a top ten
material if she’ll dance the right steps during the preliminaries.
One of my top ten picks.
Denmark : If
Latin America has Daniela, then Europe has her. A European
Barbie, her height and beautiful face will be the factors to make her
enter the top ten.
She did it again with a bang! Receiving the loudest applause,
Evelyn made herself endearing to the press people when she introduced
herself in Filipino. She really knows how to play her cards well. Her
Miss Universe experience is really a big factor to make her be noticed
here in Manila. Another top ten material.
: Talk about African royalty, this woman exudes class and confidence.
The biggest surprise today , she wowed the press people with her good
English and endearing
personality. Manila’s biggest TV networks gave her the longest
interview time among the delegates. The strongest African delegate, I
won’t be surprised to see her in the top ten.
Another fave of mine, Mabuhay’s correspondents named her as
Miss Popularity due to the impact she made today. She did
good in my interview too. It’s like talking with Zoraydah
Ruth Andam and Sushmita Sen – very well versed.
Gibraltar : Though she doesn’t have a
perfect body, what struck me most is her pleasing personality and
beautiful face. Her face is very endearing and
the longer you stare at her , the more she enchants you.She might get
one of the sponsors award; Miss Personality I guess?
India : Though her body didn’t impress
me most, it was compensated by her striking face and good walk. This
Indian lass reminds me of past Misses India who went to beauty boot
camp and made well in the international pageants. If it’s from
Feminina India, it
must be good. Another shoo in for the top ten spots.
She wowed us last year in Miss World, I think she’ll do
better this year. Another
European Barbie, everything
about her was just perfect: skin tone, body, face. Perfect features
for a perfect title, Margarita will definitely shine come October 28.
Kenya : Africa became stronger with the
entry of Aqua. You
can’t just ignore this woman which had a big impact on me.
Her face exudes
confidence . Who will not
air such confidence when you have a well toned body and a very
striking face? Come finals night, we might see two African queens
comprising the top ten.
If there’s one award that I’m sure of for this Easter
European lass, it will be the Best Swimsuit Award. She has the most
perfect body and she carried it well oozing with elegance and sex
appeal. Jelena really ruled today’s event.
Nicaragua : Her height might be a minus
but this girl has the most striking face among the 40+ delegates. Her face exudes brilliance which illuminates your day.
One of GerryD and Boyet Blas’ faves,
another strong Latina to beat.
Honestly speaking, she didn’t make a impression on me when I
first met her for an interview with Mabuhay but her showing today
cleared everything on my mind and made her as on of my top ten picks.
She may not have the best body but she knows how to carry it well.
My faves so far. But this list might change as
the pageant progresses. Seven ladies are expected to arrive anytime
Argentina, Brazil , India, Philippines , Denmark, Kazakstan, Estonia ,