2013 was another year when, along with the winners of Miss Universe and Miss World, even the first runner-ups were stunningly gorgeous.

Marine Lorphelin of France was considered to be a big favorite for the Miss World title.  Many say that had Megan Young not been from the Philippines, Marine would have been an easy choice in the finale.  Miss World Organization, perhaps like any other pageant organization would have done if they were in their place, favored Megan Young, because, along with having everything that a Miss World should have, Megan belongs to a pageant-crazy nation which ensured that the following of the pageant doubled in the year of Megan’s reign.  The ‘likes’ of Miss World FB page shot up like anything – all credit goes to those who chose Megan Young as Miss World.  Of course, Marine was more deserving in eyes of many, for her amazingly beautiful face, fit body and smart personality.  Quoting a friend of ours who happens to be a big fan of Miss World, “If Marine was chosen as Miss World 2013, she would have been remembered as the most beautiful winner after Aishwarya Rai.”  No disagreement there!   

On the other hand, we have Patricia Rodriguez of Spain who emerged to be the big front-runner post prelims.  She looked like an angelic mermaid in her swimsuit and walked with amazing grace in her posh dress during evening-gown round of MU’13 prelims.  It was easy to predict her presence in Top 5 and she actually made it so far in the finale.  In the last round too, she gave a nice answer.  Unfortunately, the stars were in favor of Venezuela.  By the way, Patricia was a Miss World semi-finalist in the year in which Ksenia Sukhinova won.  TGPC immediately recognized the beauty of Patrica after Miss Universe 2013 and named her “Beauty of the Year” for the pageant.  We think she would have been a brilliant choice for Miss Universe title.  It would have been wonderful to see a bright European lady with the Miss Universe crown.

Our experts ponder today, who is better among the two – Marine Lorphelin or Patricia Rodriguez ?  Help us decide!