MISS INTERNATIONAL 2019: “FEARFUL” FORECAST

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I couldn’t complete my full-fledged homestretch review on time so I’ll have to do my “fearful” forecast first and a delegates’ review to follow.

TOP CONTENDERS:  INDONESIA, MEXICO, PHILIPPINES, UGANDA,VENEZUELA

SHOO-INS:  COLOMBIA, FINLAND, JAPAN, ROMANIA, UNITED KINGDOM, VIETNAM

LIKELIEST:  ARGENTINA, BELARUS, BELGIUM, CAMBODIA, CANADA, COTE D’IVOIRE, CZECH REPUBLIC, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, GUADELOUPE, HAITI, HONG KONG, INDIA, LIBERIA, MALAYSIA, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, PERU, POLAND, PUERTO RICO, RUSSIA, SLOVAKIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SRI LANKA, THAILAND, U S A,

EXCELLENT:  ARMENIA, BRAZIL,, COSTA RICA, EL SALVADOR, GUAM, GUATEMALA, HAWAII, ITALY, MONGOLIA, NETHERLANDS, NICARAGUA, SOUTH SUDAN, TAIWAN,

VERY STRONG:  AUSTRALIA, BELIZE, BOLIVIA, BURKINA FASO, CAMEROON, CHILE, DENMARK, ECUADOR, MACAU, MAURITIUS, MOROCCO, MYANMAR, NEPAL, SINGAPORE, SWEDEN, TAHITI, TUNISIA, UKRAINE, ZAMBIA

STRONG:  ARUBA, CHINA, FRANCE, GHANA, HONDURAS, NEW ZEALAND, NIGERIA, NORTHERN MARIANAS, PORTUGAL, ZIMBABWE

VERY GOOD:  LAOS, NORWAY

And here is my “Fearful” Forecast:

TOP FIVE:  INDONESIA, MEXICO, PHILIPPINES, UGANDA, VENEZUELA

TOP EIGHT:  FINLAND, JAPAN, UNITED KINGDOM

TOP 15:  BELARUS, COLOMBIA, PUERTO RICO, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA, THAILAND, VIETNAM

BUBBLING UNDER:  ARGENTINA, BELGIUM, CAMBODIA, CANADA, COTE D’IVOIRE, CZECH REPUBLIC, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, GUADELOUPE, HAITI, HONG KONG, INDIA, LIBERIA, MALAYSIA, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, PERU, POLAND, RUSSIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SRI LANKA, U S A

STRIKING DISTANCE: ARMENIA, BRAZIL,, COSTA RICA, EL SALVADOR, GUAM, GUATEMALA, HAWAII, ITALY, MONGOLIA, NETHERLANDS, NICARAGUA, SOUTH SUDAN, TAIWAN,

Though I’m rooting for PHILIPPINES (Bea Patricia “Patch” Magtanong) to secure us our seventh Miss International win, it’s definitely no walk in the park as INDONESIA (Jolene Marie Cholock-Rotinsulu), MEXICO (Andrea Toscano), UGANDA (Evelyn Namatovu Karonde), and VENEZUELA (Melissa Jimenez) make compelling points to win the crown, too.

JUST ME!

JOSEPH