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Miss World 2009

December 9, 2009

“Ang pinakamagandang bagay sa mundo ay hindi nakikita, hindi nahahawakan kundi nararamadaman sa puso.”

Sa December 12 na gaganapin ang pinakahuli sa Big Four Pageants, ang Miss World 2009. Ito lagi ang huling ginaganap. Noong bata pa ako nagpapakapuyat ako para mapanood ito. Kasi madalas sa Africa or UK ito ginaganap. This year it will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. 112 candidates will compete in the 59th edition of this pageant, making it the biggest turnout of candidates in the pageant’s history.

Sabi sa mga beauty pageant websites, medyo hindi daw ang handa ang candidate natin na si Marie-Ann Umali. Hindi man lang daw s’ya naging finalists sa mga fast track events ng pageant na ito.

Sa Miss World kasi may mga fast track events kung saan ang mananalo ay magiging automatic na semi-finalists sa finals night.  Madalas daw kasing nakakasali ang Philippines dito. Pero this year parang bagsak tayo. Minsan daw kasi magandang tingnan si Marie-Ann. Minsan naman parang hindi n’ya gustong manalo. Parang hindi nga prepared.

Sabi nga sa kanya ng missosology.org:

Miss Philippines during the Miss World Top Model Contest

“Wasted or overrated beauty seems to be the question for Miss Philippines Marie-Ann Umali. What is the main problem for her is her inconsistencies. She would appear polished and elegant in one day and the next day she appeared all to heavy with cosmetics. At times she had proven her confidence but she was caught off guard, not sure of herself. She did not make it to the semifinals of Beauty Beauty nor Top Model which is inexplicable since the Philippines always get a place in these fast tracks contests. Being in the semifinals is a remote possibility. Some ignored beauties during the pre-finals appeared from nowhere and landed at the semifinals anyway!”

Tingnan na lang natin. Baka naman magustuhan s’ya ng mga judges. Let us just pray for her.

Kung yung mga sikat na beauty pageant websites may mga hot picks kung sino gusto nila manalo. Meron din ako. Medyo mag pagkakaiba nga lang sa kanila. Below is my own Hot Picks List for Miss World 2009:

Hindi ko napapansin dati itong si Miss Gibraltar until nanalo s’ya sa Miss World Beach Beauty Contest. Naging finalist din s’ya Miss World Sports at Miss World Talent. So sa tingin ko may ibubuga talaga itong si Kaiane (Miss Gibraltar).

Below is the full list of candidates for Miss World 2009:

Albania Armina Mevlani 18
Angola Jesinalda Silva 21
Argentina Evelyn Lucía Manchón 23
Aruba Nuraisa Lispiër 24
Australia Sophie Lavers 24
Austria Anna Hammel 22
Bahamas Joanna Brown 18
Barbados Leah Marville 24
Belarus Yulia Sindzeyeva 22
Belgium Zeynep Sever 20
Belize Norma Leticia Lara 21
Bolivia Flavia Foianini 20
Bosnia & Herzegovina Andrea Šarac 18
Botswana Sumaiyah Marope 23
Brazil Luciana Bertolini 24
Bulgaria Antonia Petrova 25
Canada Lena Ma 22
China PR Yu Sheng 22
Colombia Daniela Ramos 21
Costa Rica Angie Alfaro 18
Côte d’Ivoire Rosine Gnago 21
Croatia Ivana Vasilj 21
Curaçao Chantalle Thomassen 24
Cyprus Christalla Tsiali 18
Czech Republic Aneta Vignerová 21
Denmark Nadia Ulbjerg Pedersen 25
Dominican Republic Ana Contreras 25
Ecuador Gabriela Ulloa 22
Egypt Samah Shalaby 23
El Salvador Elena Tedesco 18
England Katrina Hodge 22
Ethiopia Lula Weldegebriel 20
Finland Sanna Kankaanpää 24
France Chloé Mortaud 20
Georgia Tsira Suknidze 19
Germany Stefanie Peeck 22
Ghana Mawuse Appea 23
Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino 23
Greece Alkisti Anyfanti 23
Guadeloupe Béatrice Blaise 22
Guatemala Alida Boer 24
Guyana Imarah Radix 24
Honduras Blaise Masey 19
Hong Kong China Sandy Lau 23
Hungary Orsolya Serdült 22
Iceland Guðrún Dögg Rúnarsdóttir 18
India Pooja Chopra 24
Indonesia Karenina Sunny Halim 23
Ireland Laura Patterson 19
Israel Adi Rudnitzky 20
Italy Alice Taticchi 19
Jamaica Kerrie Baylis 21
Japan Eruza Sasaki 21
Kazakhstan Dina Nuraliyeva 24
Kenya Fiona Konchellah 20
Korea Kim Joo-ri 21
Latvia Ieva Lase 21
Lebanon Martine Andraos 19
Liberia Shu-rina Wiah 22
Lithuania Vaida Petraškaitė 23
Luxembourg Diana Nilles 21
Macedonia FYRO Suzana Al-Salkini 25
Malaysia Thanuja Ananthan 24
Malta Shanel Debattista 23
Martinique Ingrid Littré 22
Mauritius Anaïs Veerapatren 23
Mexico Perla Beltrán 23
Moldova Maria Bragaru 18
Mongolia Battsetseg Batbaatar 24
Montenegro Marijana Pokrajac 22
Namibia Happie Ntelamo 21
Nepal Zenisha Moktan 20
Netherlands Avalon-Chanel Weyzig 19
New Zealand Magdalena Schoeman 19
Nigeria Glory Chuku 24
Northern Ireland Cherie Gardiner 18
Norway Sara Skjoldnes 18
Panama Nadege Herrera 23
Paraguay Tamara Sosa 20
Peru Claudia Carrasco 21
Philippines Marie-Ann Umali 22
Poland Anna Jamróz 21
Portugal Marta Cadilha 23
Puerto Rico Jennifer Colón 21
Romania Loredana Violeta Salanta 17
Russia Ksenia Shipilova 18
Scotland Katharine Brown 22
Serbia Jelena Marković 21
Sierra Leone Mariatu Kargbo 24
Singapore Pilar Carmelita Arlando 20
Slovakia Barbora Franeková 21
Slovenia Tina Petelin 24
South Africa Tatum Keshwar 25
Spain Carmen Laura García 22
Sri Lanka Gamya Wijayadasa 23
Suriname Zoureena Rijger 18
Swaziland Nompilo Mncina 23
Sweden Erica Harrison 19
Tahiti-French Polynesia Nanihi Bambridge 19
Tanzania Miriam Gerald 22
Thailand Pongchanok Kanklab 18
Trinidad & Tobago Ashanna Arthur 22
Turkey Ebru Şam 18
Uganda Maria Namiiro 21
Ukraine Evgeniya Tulchevska 19
United States Lisa-Marie Kohrs 22
Uruguay Claudia Vanrell 21
Venezuela María Milagros Véliz 23
Vietnam Trần Thị Hương Giang 22
Wales Lucy Whitehouse 22
Zambia Sekwila Mumba 23
Zimbabwe Vanessa Sibanda 21

Watch na lang tayo ng Miss World sa December 12. Walang local networks ang magpapalabas nito. Pero dun sa mga may cable, ipapalabas ito sa CCTV-1 ng China, Zee TV ng India at RCTI ng Indonesia pati na din sa E! Entertainment sa US.

This year’s Miss World will take place at the Gallagher Convention Center Hall 2 at 11:00PM Manila Time (10:00AM EST, 5:00PM South Africa).

Watch it live!

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