MISS EARTH 2018: LEADERBOARD AND “FEARFUL FORECAST”

 

Due to an extremely heavy workload over the past few weeks in my day job, I unfortunately would be unable to generate my usual homestretch review for Miss Earth 2018.  Instead I’ll probably have to do a post-mortem delegates’ review instead.  Anyway, I’m gladdened that the policy of “transparency” in terms of conducting the pre-judging categories of Face & Poise, FIgure & Form, and Intelligence & Advocacy.  Though there were some controversies that led to the withdrawal of two cnadidates, the pageant so far has been conducted smoothly.

Now, let me trot my leaderboard.

TOP CONTENDERS:  CHILE, MEXICO, PORTUGAL

SHOO-INS:  BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, GUAM, INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES, SLOVENIA, VENEZUELA,

LIKELIEST:  ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BOLIVIA, CHINA, CUBA, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ECUADOR, GUATEMALA, INDIA, NEPAL, NETHERLANDS, NIGERIA, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, PERU, POLAND, PUERTO RICO, SERBIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, THAILAND, UKRAINE, U S A, VIETNAM

INTERVIEW FACTOR:  BELGIUM, BELIZE, CAMEROON, GHANA, GUYANA, ITALY, MONTENEGRO, SAMOA, SIERRA LEONE, ,TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, ZAMBIA

EXCELLENT:  BAHAMAS, CAMBODIA, COSTA RICA, CURACAO, CYPRUS, ENGLAND,  HUNGARY, JAPAN, KOREA, MALTA, NEW ZEALAND, NORTHERN IRELAND, RUSSIA, RWANDA, SRI LANKA

VERY STRONG:  BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, CAMEROON, EGYPT, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, GUYANA, HAITI, HONDURAS, IRELAND, ISRAEL, MAURITIUS, MOLDOVA, REUNION ISLAND, ROMANIA, SWEDEN, TONGA

STRONG:  ARMENIA, BELARUS, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, MALAYSIA,

VERY GOOD:  CROATIA, GUADELOUPE, LIBERIA, MYANMAR, SINGAPORE

Now, my “Fearful” Forecast:

ELEMENTAL QUEENS:  CHILE, MEXICO, PORTUGAL, VENEZUELA

TOP EIGHT:  BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, PHILIPPINES, SLOVENIA

TOP 16:  GUAM, INDONESIA, NETHERLANDS, NIGERIA, PANAMA, POLAND, SOUTH AFRICA, U S A

BUBBLING UNDER: ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BOLIVIA, CHINA, CUBA, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ECUADOR, GUATEMALA, INDIA, NEPAL, NEW ZEALAND, PARAGUAY, PERU, PUERTO RICO, SERBIA, SPAIN, THAILAND, UKRAINE, VIETNAM

STRIKING DISTANCE:   BAHAMAS, BELGIUM, BELIZE, CAMBODIA, CAMEROON, COSTA RICA, CURACAO, CYPRUS, ENGLAND, GHANA, GUYANA, HUNGARY, ITALY, JAPAN, KOREA, MALTA, MONTENEGRO, NORTHERN IRELAND, RUSSIA, RWANDA, SAMOA, SIERRA LEONE, SRI LANKA, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, ZAMBIA

Last year, there was a heavy premium placed on intelligence.  This year, let’s see if intelligence would still be as prominent, or will beauty and charisma now matter.  Here’s hoping they select a lady who possesses a blaance of all these qualities.

JUST ME!

JOSEPH

 

 

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