PANAMA – Carmen Jaramillo. She seems to be making the biggest splash as she garnered three gold medals thus far–for cocktail wear, sports, and evening gown–plus a silver in national costume. She seems on track to garnering an element.
PARAGUAY – Andrea Melgarejo. Another looker from the highly competitive Latin American contiingent. she may not have garnered a medal but still could conceivably made teh Top 16 overall.
PERU – Zully Barrantes. She won Reina Mundial de la Piña (World Queen of Pineapple) earlier this year–the one representative in this groupw who competed in a lesser international pageant and won.. She may not have medaled but it’s possible she can make the final cut.
PHILIPPINES – Angelia Ong. She garnered a bronze in evening gown and a silver for congeniality. She may not be conventionally pretty but she still has an inside track of making the final cut.
POLAND – Magdalena Ho. She’s an unusual representative for this country–she’s undeniably Asian.
PORTUGAL – Berth Elouga. She garnered two silver medals in two non-looks-oriented events: talent and sports. Still, her exotic features may be catnip to the judges and she can make the final cut.
REUNION ISLAND – Jane Soune-Seyne. She seems an attractive and polished contender. She garnered a gold for friendship.
ROMANIA – Anca Neculaiasa-Pavel. She is good looking, so she can be a semifinals possibility.
RUSSIA – Mariya Chudakova. Her features seem to have a Eurasian mix, which has its strong appeal. She garnered a gold in the team snow-building competition and a bronze in evening gown.
SCOTLAND – Amy Meisak. It’s quite rare to see a platinum blonde Scottish lass, which this lady is. She garnered a bronze as darling of the press.
SINGAPORE – Tiara Hadi. Many pageant fans and pundits may consider her a cellar dweller, and even her gold medal win for friendship would not sway them to switch their regard.
SLOVAK REPUBLIC – Anita Polgariova. She has not garnered a medal, but no one can deny her gorgeous looks so she may be still in strong contention.
SLOVENIA – Laura Skvorc. She garnered a sliver medal in national costume. She could be considered a worthwhile contender.
SOUTH AFRICA – Carla Viktor. Her looks may be plain but she is clearly committed to the cause, and garnered a gold in talent and a bronze in sports, along with a silver in the team snowman building competition.
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