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.
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