Sunday, August 23, 2009

Miss Universe 2009 - Final Prediciton

So it has been a year since Dayana Mendoza was crowned Miss Universe 2008 back in Vietnam... Wow! And what a remarkable and wonderful Miss Universe she is... and now it's time to find her successor... right here in The Bahamas...

Unlike last year, this time I will not predict on who's going to win the pageant since it's so tricky and misleading when u make a prediction based only on internet photos and articles alone... so here are the ladies who I think SHOULD make it into the Top 5, Top 10 and Top 15 plus 5 more alternates...


TOP 5


Russia - Sofia Rudyeva
Wow! I think this girl has what it takes to win... great body, great presentation and a very marketable face (something that Donald Trump really likes)... will she able to repeat Oxana Fedorova's magical moment back in 2002? We shall see...


France - Chloe Mortaud
Viva la France! France's only Miss Universe is Christiane Martel who won the coveted crown back in 1953... and Chloe could repeat the feat this year... with that to-die-for shimmering silver evening gown



Czech Republic - Iveta Lutovska

Great gown and very beautiful face... a very convincing lady... really nice to be seen in the Top 5... but to me she looks a bit like Paris Hilton... hehehe

Kosovo - Marigona Dragusha

Kosovo started participating in the competition only last year... and is building up to become a powerhouse... and after looking at this girl's picture during the preliminary evening gown competition, only one word popped into my mind... Regal!

Australia - Rachel Anne Finch

Another polished and well-trained supermodel from down-under... Jennifer Hawkins kind of material... will be favoured by Donald Trump of course...



TOP 10

Venezuela - Stefania Fernandez

Something tells me that Venezuela will never win the crown two years in a row... although she has a beautiful feature... her choice of evening gown is not so convincing...


Netherlands - Avalon-Chanel Weyzig

Netherlands always sends pretty ladies to the pageant but often get snubbed... but I think not this year... this girl seems so prepared and ready for the pageant... hopefully she can repeat Angela Visser's success in 1989


USA - Kristen Dalton

Some say USA will advance to the semifinals no matter what... but this girl is beautiful and deserves to be in the Top 10... great choice of gown... the same colour she wore during the Miss USA finals...


Hungary - Zsuzsa Budai

Who can ever forget Agnes Nagy, Miss Hungary Universe 1998... so beautiful but was snubbed from advancing into the semifinals... and this year's Miss Hungary is very beautiful but her choice of evening gown might stop her chance of advancing into the Top 5


South Africa - Tatum Keshwar

Facially she is not the prettiest but her interview and runway skills will certainly put her through... she should change the gown if she wants to advance further... South Africa really needs another winner since Margaret Gardiner back in 1978
TOP 15

Guatemala - Lourdes Elisa Figueroa

Guatemala has never won the pageant... and I just like this girl... so pretty... and what a beautiful gown... nice colour... I hope she can advance further during the finals...


Vietnam - Vo Hoang Yen

Many pundits praise this girl for her skills and beauty... and I think she deserves it... To me she is the best from Asia... and Vietnam might likely to surpass Thailand and The Philippines as the powerhouse of South East Asia very soon


Ukraine - Kristina Koz-Gotlib

This blonde girl has a bubbly personality... some say that she resembles Kristiina Heinmets back in 1997... But I say she can never win in that yellow gown... Dayana just did it last year honey...



Mexico - Karla Maria Carrillo

The crowd must love this girl... she is beautiful and Mexico is looking for it's second Miss Universe since Lupita Jones... but I don't think this girl has what it takes to win... and she should change her gown for the finals... so Lupita you are save for one more year...


Sweden - Renate Cerljen

If you are from Sweden, you don't have to be the prettiest girl to make the cut... remember Josephine Alhanko back in 2006? Although Renate's gown is ugly... this girl is sweet and has a charming personality


5 Alternates

Dominican Republic - Ada Aimee de la Cruz

The semifinal from Miss World 2007 is here to try her luck in the Miss Universe pageant... will she be successful? I'm not so confident... much have been talked about her but I think she is overhyped... just like Ruth Ocumarez back in 2002 or Ingrid Sanchez of Puerto Rico during last year's pageant... all that glitters is just rhinestones honey


Japan - Emiri Miyasaka

Another girl from Japan tries to make the cut this year... she is beautiful and early front-runner but I thinks she lacks skills during presentation... and her choice of gown is questionable... if she ever made it to the Semifinals, it must be because of the strong relations between Ines Ligron (national director of Miss Universe Japan) and the Trump & Co.

Honduras - Belgica Nataly Suarez
It's always nice to see little country with not so good history in Miss Universe to qualify... and Belgica has all it takes to make history this year


Canada - Mariana Valente
She has a great toned body... and she is so mature with her skills answering the web interviews... and her choice of gown compliments her skin tone


Spain - Estibaliz Pereira
This girl knows how to work it... not the prettiest face but perhaps one of the best skills in the competition... will she able to be the 2nd Miss Universe from Spain, to repeat Amparo Munoz's success back in 1974? Hmm... not quite to me

12 comments:

Olpicture said...

kelas kak maria punya comment. I think you have the gift of becoming the MU bookmaker... and youre prediction memang tak lari jauh. Congrats!

Niz said...

Wah! Kak Maria patut diundang jadi judge MU! Hehe. Your predictions are so close but sadly, the one U think won't win, won! Hahaha... Amik kau 2 years in a row... Tsk3...

rambomadonna said...

I setuju sekali dgn olpic and Niz. U deserve to be MU judge!

I dah baca Kak Maria punya entry semalam and try to compare dgn keputusan Miss Universe. Eeee ... I salute lah Kak Maria... many of your predictions were so so close.

On Miss Venezuela, percaya tak Kak Maria, masa kak Maria komen kata dia maybe takkan menang, I susah nak percaya ... I dah rasa different feeling sebab bila on TV, the red gown nampak sooooo cantik like Flamenco dancer and dgn rambutnya yang diturunkan and bright red lipstick ... she was stunning! I couldn't take my eyes of that dress!

Anyway, I was betting on Puerto Rico hehehe. Just gut feelings.

Kak Maria said...

Cik Gorgeous...

Thanx... So I got 8 rights plus 1 alternate... not bad huh? Dalam Miss Universe or Miss World nie you x kan boleh buat prediction dengan tepat atas banyak sebab:-

1. Kita cuma buat prediction based on pictures... while pageant judges got to meet the contestants in person... of course ada difference

2. Ada banyak elemen yang mempengaruhi keputusan untuk Top15 nie... kadang2 kita tengok contestant tu x ler cantik pun tapi dapat masuk Top15... rupa-rupanya sebab political reason, or some other issues... macam Artika Sari Devi of Indonesia back in 2005

3. Miss Universe Pageant adalah one of the most rigged beauty contests in the world... and all that glitters are sometimes just rhinestones

Kak Maria said...

Cik Niz...

Dalam Miss Universe ada 2 groups of judges...

1. Preliminary Judges (judges masa preliminary competition yang tugasnya memilih 15 orang semifinalists)

2. Telecast Judges (judges masa live telecast... biasanya celebrities... yang tugasnya memilih pemenang Miss Universe)

So kalau uol kata Kak Maria patut jadi judge, maybe akak boleh jadi Preliminary judge kot... memang teringin sangat...

BTW u are so lucky that Singapore pernah jadi host Miss Universe 1987... and the winner was one of my favourite Miss Universe of all time, Cecilia Bolocco of Chile

Kak Maria said...

Cik Jaime...

Akak memang jadikan Miss Universe sebagai my annual event... amik cuti segala just to make sure that I watch the pageant's live telecast...

Well kalau kita follow the pageant closely from when we were small... of course kita boleh buat prediction yang baik and know what the organiser is looking for in each girl...

And I am not overjoyed by Miss Venezuela's victory but I should say that she is the luckiest girl in the world... because she was placed at 5th place during evening gown competition... she got 8.869 point compared to Miss France who got 8.650... a difference of 0.219

That merely 1 point made her advanced to the Top 5 and eventually won the title. Wow, what a difference 0.219 point can make huh!

Niz said...

Hahaha with that kind of predictions, jadi Preliminary Judge pon dah bagus, Kak Maria. Mudaha-mudahan ada lah org MU yg terbaca blog U ni dan dpt lihat bakat U. Hehehehe. Btw I blom nampak dunia lah masa Singapore host MU, tu... HEHE! :P

Kak Maria said...

Cik Niz...

Hah u belum lahir ke tahun 1987? Mudanya u nie... ker akak yang tua? huhuhu

acap said...

kak maria lah yang paling best dalam buat prediction MU ker atau mana2 competition ratu2 cantik ni lah ... memang salute ... dah agak dah aktiviti biasa kak maria akan cuti kalau ada event camni .. sbb semalam balik tghari tgk kak maria ada kat umah ..salute lah kak maria .. ;)

Kak Maria said...

Cik Acap...

Terima kasih sebab sudi membaca prediction Kak Maria yang x sepertinya tu...

Hah uol ni pelik, malam x nak balik rumah, tapi tengahari balik rumah pulak... Hah tu balik rumah time2 tengahari tu buat apa? Makan kah? ke hekang?

Olpicture said...

I berguru dengan Kak Maria lah dulu - dulu hingga i pernah predict "Asian will make a impact" dalam satu tahun tu, and it did. Tahun Japan menang Miss Universe and the strong contender also Asian, ie S.Korea (nak jugak sebut kehebatan I...) sebab masa tu dah nampak kepolitikannya...


mana lagi rigged? Miss Universe ker Miss World?

Kak Maria said...

Cik Gorgeous...

You are referring to Riyo Mori of Japan who won the Miss Universe Pageant in Mexico City back in 2007. Yes you were right that Asian beauties did make an impact that year when Misses Japan, Korea, India and Thailand advanced to the semifinals.

But the "impact" that year was triggered by the event the year before when Kurara Chibana of Japan undeservingly lost the title to Zuleyka Riviera of Puerto Rico.

So in 2007 it is said that the preliminary result was arranged to make way for Asian countries to do well in the finals. And they did. 2007 proved to be the best performance by Asian beauties since 1988.

And what some people didn't know is that after Riyo Mori won the Miss Universe title, Sony Corporation of Japan poured millions of dollar to Mexico in the form of FDI... talk about an "impact" huh?