MISS WORLD 2013: TRIUMPH OVER NEGATIVITY (PART 3)

Let’s now discuss the actual Top 20.  Now, I’m not 100% sure about the final rankings of those who failed to advance to the Top 10, but this is, I believe, is a very good educated estimate on how they all stacked up.

20th Place:  CANADA – Camille Munro.  To the surprised consternation of pageant fans and pundits everywhere, this lady impressed the judging panel enough to rank 14th in the judges interview, earning 167 points.  Considering she earned 30 points for placing 5th in Talent, this means she earned at most 30 points in the other challenge events (and in effect she may not have shown up in the post-Talent leaderboard, but she was actually tied for 20th with Aruba at 227 points).  She ought to have earned the usual 10 points credits for showing up in Beach Fashion and Top Model, and it is documented she played volleyball in the Sports challenge, so it turns out she failed to participate in the Multimedia challenge (no posting at all about the safari tour).  She eventually clinched that Top 20 slot as she earned 20 points from her Beauty with a Purpose project and earned a total of 247 points to secure 20th place.

19th Place:  ITALY – Sarah Baderna.  Figuring in three challenge events helped this lady secure her place in the Top 20.  She earned 20 points each for becoming a finalist in Beach Fashion, Top Model, and Sports.  She also participated in the Multimedia challenge and auditioned for Talent, so she got 10 points’ credit each for being there.  Now for Beauty with a Purpose, she has a project but no video, so it is likely she earned 10 points instead of 15.  Most pageant fans and pundits presumed that because she did so well in Beach Fashion, Top Model and Sports she probably would’ve been in the Top 10, but her judges’ interview score was actually not that high, being outside of the Top 20 with 160 points.  It took those challenge events to help her secure a spot, and her likeliest final score was 250 points.

17th Place (Tie):  UNITED STATES – Olivia Jordan.  Her judges’ interview score was 163 points and she only showed up in the Top 20 when her 2nd place showing in Top Model (good for 40 points) was factored in.  She earned the basic 10 point credit for each event for being present in Beach Fashion, Sports, and Multimedia.  She didn’t audition for Talent, though.  It could’ve been theoretically possible she only earned 15 instead of 20 points for her Beauty with a Purpose project and hence only placed 19th, but I think Children of the Night is such a notable charity that she ought to have earned 20 points from it, so her final score is 253 points in a tie with…

17th Place (Tie):  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Joely Bernat.   To the surprise of pageant fans and pundits, she impressed the judges enough in interview to score 168 points for 13th place.  It has been previously reported that she was a finalist in Sports, but considering the 30-point gain she garnered after the Multimedia and Top Model events were tallied, we can conclude she was actually in the Top 10 in Multimedia.  This is kinda expected as if you check her Facebook page, she is one of those with heavily frequent updates, filled with plenty of selfies and yes, including the prerequisite safari tour.  She kept her standing in the Top 20 solid as she auditioned for Talent and submitted a Beauty with a Purpose video, so she ended up with 253 points overall.

16th Place:  SLOVAKIA –  Karolína Chomisteková.  After the Top Model and Multimedia challenge events were accounted for, she entered the Top 20 in 16th place at 219 points.  Now, she didn’t figure in the Top 20 when the Beach Fashion and Sports results were announced, and she ought to have gained 35 points from it, so I deduced she was bubbling under at 189 at that time (because 20th place was 191 points at that moment), and her judges’ interview score was a low 154.  But she was not announced as part of the Top Five in Multimedia nor Top 10 in Top Model, so how to account for that 30-point gain?  It logically means she was in the Top 10 in Multimedia and earned the requisite 10 points for Top Model.  All told, she earned 100 points in the challenge events to secure a Top 20 standing with 254 points overall.  On top of that, she got a solo part in “Dances of the World” with her foot-stomping folk dance.

15th Place:  ARUBA – Larissa Leeuwe.  She was in a similar situation with Slovakia, making the Top 20 only when the Top Model and Multimedia challenge scores were accounted for at 217 points.  She was short-listed in Beach Fashion and was a reserve in Sports, so she earned 30 points there and I calculate her judges’ interview score was 157 points.  It only means that she also made the finals in Multimedia and earned 20 points there and add the 10 points for participating in Top Model, that explains her standing.  She earned 10 points for auditioning in talent and 30 points for making the Top 10 in Beauty with a Purpose, so like Slovakia all told she earned 100 points from the challenge events for a final tally of 257 points.

14th Place:  NETHERLANDS –  Jacqueline Steenbeek.  After the judges’ interview she was in 20th place with 165 points.  She kept her Top 20 standing secure with her win in the Sports challenge that proved the perfect insurance even if she didn’t audition for Talent.  I’m not sure if she earned 15 points or 20 points for her Beauty with a Purpose project, but I know for certain she is 14th overall with either 260 or 265 points.

13th Place:  UKRAINE – Hanna Zayachkivska.  Pageant fans and pundits thought she could have been a possible crown usurper with her finalist showing in Beach Fashion (20 points), 4th place showing in Top Model (33 points) and 3rd place showing in Talent (35 points), plus 10 points each for participating in Sports and Multimedia.  But then when the judges’ interview scores came out, she wasn’t in the Top 20.  I deduced that she bubbled under with 162 points in the judges’ interview.  Prior to the Beauty with a Purpose scores, she was running 4th with 270 points.  Unfortunately, she did not submit a Beauty with a Purpose project and with a high premium placed on this challenge event, she plunged from an otherwise lofty position to a final standing of 13th place with the same 270 points.

11th Place (Tie):  BELGIUM – Noémie Happart.  She wasn’t in the Top 20 in the judges’ interview, but when the Beach Fashion and Sports scores were accounted for, she entered in a tie for 10th place with 198 points.  This means she gained around 35 points with a judges’ interview score of 163, but considering being a Sports finalist is 20 points, how did she earn 15 points in Beach Fashion when she was not listed in the shortlist?  Then, it dawned on me it was previously announced there were 33 contestants shortlisted, but only 32 were published.  It makes logical sense that she’s the unpublished 33rd shortlisted contestant, even if most pageant fans and pundits would scratch their heads that she was even taken under consideration for Beach Fashion.  She earned the requisite 10 point credits each for participating in Top Model, Multimedia, and auditioning for Talent.   It was previously published that she ranked 4th in Beauty with a Purpose.  I initially assumed this means she earned 45 points and she is strictly in 12th place overall.  But considering Brazil earned 45 points for her 5th place finish, and figuring they did the “multiply the challenge points by 1.5” principle for this event, I figured she actually earned 48 points and have a final score of 276, effectively resulting in an 11th place tie with…

11th Place (Tie):  INDIA – Navneet Dhillon.  Pageant fans and pundits worried after seeing she failed to figure in Beach Fashion and Top Model that she would totally miss out of the finals.  But the Multimedia win and a 9th place showing for her Beauty with a Purpose project got her roaring back in contention.  Fortunately, she was in a 15th place tie after the judges’ interview, and with the basic 10 point credits for showing up in Beach Fashion, Top Model, and Sports, her standing within the Top 20 was secure.  She could’ve figured in the Top 10 if she auditioned for Talent, as two measly points separated her and the contestant who ranked 10th in scoring.

COMING UP:  THE TOP 10

MISS WORLD 2013: TRIUMPH OVER NEGATIVITY (PART 2)

The Miss World 2013 preliminary interview results

Now let us discuss the Miss World scoring system in place this year.  Actually, it is similar to last year’s system, but it is now clearer and more coherent, and a bit easier to follow.  Here is how the scoring system works:

For Beach Fashion, Sports, Multimedia, Top Model, and Talent:

50 – 1st place
40 – 2nd place
35 – 3rd place
32 – 4th place (except for Top Model, where 4th place is awarded 33 points)
30 – 5th place
20 -Finalist (Top 11 in Beach Fashion, Top Four per group in Sports, Top 10 in Multimedia and Top Model, Top 12 in Talent)
15 – if you are shortlisted below Top 10 (like in Beach Fashion), or ranked a reserve in Sports
10 – if you participated in the challenge event.

For Beauty with a Purpose, the scoring is as follows:

75 – 1st place
60 – 2nd place
53 – 3rd place
48 – 4th place
45 – 5th place
30 – 6th to 10th place
20 – 11th to 20th place
15 – any submitted project of note (most likely those with video)
10 – submitted project without video (my speculation only, not confirmed)
0 – no project.

Though no other Top 10s were announced in Multimedia and no shortlists announced in Top Model and Beauty with a Purpose, there were shortlists that did exist and are reflected in the scoring tallies that you will see when I review the contestants.  For Multimedia, the prerequisite to earn points is that you need to promote the cause of an endangered animal on your Facebook page. Let me first pay tribute to the ladies who showed up in the Top 20 at one time or another, but ultimately fell short when all the challenge points were tallied, starting with:

IRELAND – Aoife Walsh.  After the judges’ interviews she was in a tie for 10th place with 170 points.  It’s such a shame she wasn’t shortlisted in any challenge event, and though she submitted a Beauty with a Purpose project, it was without video.  So, assuming she participated in all the challenge events, her maximum final score would end up as 230 points.  At least she got a highlight in the finals as she was part of “Dances of the World” with her jig.

PUERTO RICO – Nadyalee Torres.  She tied with Ireland for 10th place with 170 points.  Again, she was definitely hurt by failing to be shortlisted in any challenge event so she can only get the usual 10 points’ credit.  Assuming she participated in all challenge events and considering she has a Beauty with a Purpose video, her highest possible final score was 235 points.

HONG KONG CHINA – Jacqueline Wong.  We would expect Miss China P.R. to outrank her, but it seems she impressed the judges better enough to rank 12th with 169 points, with her strong communication skills.  She only generated basic credits in the other challenge events until talent came in as she was one of the finalists, so popped up again in the Top 20 at 18th place when the talent scores were tallied.  But she only got 15 points for her Beauty with a Purpose project so she fell short of the Top 20 with 244 points.

BELARUS – Maria Vlaichka.  The judges seemed to like her in interviews, that she ended up in a five-way tie for 15th place with 166 points.  Unfortunately, she did not get short listed in any challenge event that she participated like Beach Fashio or Top Model.  And considering she didn’t submit a Beauty with a Purpose project and was not active updating her Miss World Facebook page, so the maximum points she could gain is 40 to 206.

NICARAGUA – Luz Decena.  Also in a five-way tie for 15th, this lady at least has a finalist finish in Sports to shore up her fortunes, though oddly enough she didn’t figure in the Top 20 after the Beach Fashion and Sports scores were tallied.  I think it was just an error again with the production team as she probably finished behind 12th placers Northern Ireland and Paraguay with 196 points, but then fell out of the rankings as she failed to be short-listed in any other challenge event, and like Belarus, she failed to submit a Beauty with a Purpose project.  Assuming she auditioned for Talent, the maximum score she could get was 226.

PERU – Elba Fahsbender.  Like Belarus and Nicaragua, she was in a five-way 15th place tie after the judges’ interviews.  At least she registered on the Top 20 scoreboard after Beach Fashion and Sports were accounted for, as she was ranked a reserve in Sports in a 19th place tie with Australia (which might actually be a 20th place tie–see Nicaragua, above).  Assuming she participated in all other challenge events, the maximum score she could achieve was 236.

SOUTH AFRICA – Marilyn Ramos.  In a five-way tie for 15th place after the judges’ interview, I was surprised to see her roaring back into the Top 20 after the Top Model and Multimedia scores were factored in.  This only means she was actually short-listed in both events–she was one of the Top 10 in Multimedia, then bubbled under the Top 10 in Top Model, which would account for a 35-point gain..  She then fell out of the rankings again when the Talent scores were tallied, which means she did not audition.  But she did have a Beauty with a Purpose project, and it is likely she may have earned 20 points from that project.  The maximum score she could receive was 241 points.

NORTHERN IRELAND – Meagan Green.  Though most pageant fans and pundits would regard her as the prettiest amongst the British Isle ladies this year, it took her 3rd place showing in Sports to make a splash into the Top 20.  This means she started off with a low base score of 152.  Prior to Beauty with a Purpose and assuming she auditioned for talent she was at most in a 20th place tie with Aruba.  Her maximum possible score is 242.

PARAGUAY – Coral Ruiz. Just like Northern Ireland, it took her high showing in Sports to make an impression and temporarily enter the Top 20.  Considering she placed 4th in Sports and after the Sports and Beach Fashion points were factored in she was in a 12th place tie with Northern Ireland, her judges’ interview score was 155 points.  She fell out of the charts after that since she failed to be short-listed in any other challenge event.  It is likely she was actually in a 18th place tie after the Top Model and Multimedia points were factored in, but there was only room to show alphabetically Aruba, Malaysia, and Northern Ireland above her, and then was in a 20th place tie assuming she auditioned in Talent.  She most likely earned 15 points for Beauty with a Purpose for a final score of 242 points.

CHINA PR – Yu Weiwei.  She got to enter the Top 20 after the Beach Fashion and Sports scores were factored in, since she made Top 11 in Beach Fashion.  I calculate that her judges’ interview score was 163 points, but then she didn’t make the much-needed impression afterwards.  Her highest possible maximum score, I calculate it to be 238 points.

HUNGARY – Annamaria Rakosi.  She’s in a similar situation with China P.R. with a judges’ interview score of 163, entering the Top 20 after the Beach Fashion and Sports scores were tallied, and then failing to be shortlisted in other challenge events for a possible maximum total score of 238.  In her case, it was Sports that gave her a temporary entry into the Top 20.

MOLDOVA – Valeriya Tsurkan.  She is in a similar boat with China, making the Top 11 in Beach Fashion and failing to make any impression since.  Her judges’ interview score was 162.  Considering she failed to submit a Beauty with a Purpose project but assuming she participated in all other challenge events, her maximum possible score would be 222.

THAILAND – Kanyaphak Phokesomboon.  She was able to show up in the leaderboard thanks to her 2nd place finish in Multimedia.  Her judges’ interview score was 160.  She could’ve remained secure in the Top 20 in the end if she auditioned for Talent, because in the end, her final score was 245, just outside of the Top 20.

MALAYSIA – Melinder Bhullar.  Her 5th place finish in Multimedia helped her temporarily show up in the Top 20 in a tie for 18th place with Aruba and Northern Ireland (and possibly Paraguay).  I calculate that her judges’ interview score was 157.  If she auditioned for Talent she probably was in a 20th place tie with Aruba even if she didn’t show up in the leaderboard by then, and if that assumption was true, her final score was 242 points.

COMING UP:  THE TOP 20