Miss World

Miss World 2014: Review of contestants from Asia

– Article by Rahul Singla

Asia is the Earth’s largest and most populous continent. However, the performance of Asian countries in Miss World has not been at par with the countries of Europe, America or say even Africa in recent years. This year, 25 girls shall be battling out for the crown from Asia. This list of the girls from Asia competing for the crown for Miss World 2014 is as below:

 No.

Country

Representative

SNo.

Country

Representative

1 Australia Courtney Thorpe 14 Lebanon Saly Greige
2 China Du Yang 15 Malaysia Dewi Liana Seriestha
3 Chinese Taipei Chen Kuan Lein 16 Mauritius Sheetal Khadun
4 Cyprus Ioanna Filippou 17 Mongoila Battsetseg Turbat
5 Fiji Charlene Tafunai 18 Myanmar Wyne Lay
6 Georgia Ana Zubashvili 19 Nepal Subin Limbu
7 Hong Kong Erin Wong Cheuk Ki 20 New Zealand Arielle Garciano
8 India Koyal Rana 21 Philippines Valerie Weigmann
9 Indonesia Maria Sastrayu 22 Singapore Dalreena Poonam Gill
10 Israel Mor Maman 23 Sri Lanka Chulakshi Ranathunga
11 Japan Hikaru Kawai 24 Thailand Nonthawan Thongleng
12 Korea Song Hwa Young 25 Vietnam Nguyen Thi Loan
13 Kyrgyzstan Aikol Alikzhanova

The performance report of Asian delegates in from 2000 till date for top slot is as below:

Winners :-

Miss. World 2013 (Megan Young from Philippines) ,

Miss. World 2012 (Yu Wenxia from China) ,

Miss. World 2007 (Zhang Zilin from China) ,

Miss. World 2000 (Priyanka Chopra from India) ,

Top 5 Finalist are :-

1st Runner Up of Miss. World 2011 (Gwendoline Ruais from Philippines)

Top 5 Finalist of Miss. World 2010 ( Tang Xiao from China)

1st Runner Up of Miss. World 2008 ( Parvathy Omanakuttan from India)

2nd Runner Up of Miss. World 2006 ( Sabrina Houssami from Australia)

I assessed the above 25 girls on the basis of whatever pics and videos I could find from internet. My basic criterias were Beauty, Communication skills, wit, walk, elegance, X-factor, Confidence etc.

On the basis of the assessment carried out, I have chosen my Top 10 Girls from Asia Region :-

Rank 1India ( Koyal Rana )

India

India

All we know after the year 2000, India has been successful to make place in top 20 or top 10 but failed to win the crown. But this year, India has one of the best and deserving candidates – Koyal Rana for Miss World crown. Koyal is 21 years old beautiful girl from Delhi city who  has full potential to win the crown because She has all the qualities of Miss World like:- she is beautiful , hot , intelligent , natural beauty and she knows how to play the game, she has good communication skill, she is doing hard work for Beauty with purpose contest and  her body also seems quite fit now. She is the definition of being cute as a button. So this year India has very high chances to win the 6th Miss. World crown for India.

Rank 2 = Philippines (Valerie Weigmann )

Philippines Valerie Weigmann

Philippines

Last Year, Philippines won its First Miss World crown through Megan Young. This year Philippines’s representative is Valerie Weigmann. Valerie is an 24 years old actress of German and Filipino descent, living in the province of Albay. She has that natural girl next door appeal about her that makes her very personable. When this contestant is glamed up, she becomes breathtaking and carries herself with a sense of class. This time she is hot favorite of pageant lovers. Will Philippines do a back to back?

Rank 3 = Thailand (Nonthawan Thongleng)

Thailand

Thailand

Thailand has never won Miss World crown. But this year Thailand is building huge expectations from 22 years old Nonthawan Thongleng. She is a professional model and singer. She is in full confidence and attitude and with these qualities, she can make her place in Top 5 very easily but she has to work on her ramp skills.

Rank 4 = Australia ( Courtney Thorpe )

Australia

Australia

Australia has only 2 winners (1968, 1972) till date. Australia won last crown in 1972 through Belinda Green. Courtney, representing Australia, has a great look with beautiful eyes, which makes her different. If she plays her cards well in events, she may crack a top 10 easily and can advance further depending upon the other 9 finalists calibre.

Rank 5 = Lebanon (Saly Greige)

Lebanon

Lebanon

Lebanon has also never won a crown but must say, a very strong delegate this year as Saly Griege. She is 24 years old Lebnon girl who is representative of Lebanon at Miss World and Miss Universe 2014. She is good to go in finalists lot of Beach beauty and Top Model. A top 10 at the moment at max for her.

Rank 6 = Indonesia (Maria Sastrayu)

Indonesia

Indonesia

Indonesia is also surviving without the crown till now. Maria sastrayu who is a Tv Presenter and a Model in the age of 23 is the representative of Indonesia this year. She is beautiful , gorgeous but she needs to improve her confidence level , if she wants to make her place in Top 15 or Top 10. They generally do well in Beauty with A Purpose, so she may channel her way through that fast track otherwise I don’t see her going far at the moment.

Rank 7 = Israel ( Mor Maman)

Israel

Israel

If eyes could tell a story, this contestant’s eyes would take us on a deep blue journey into Israel. Israel has only one winner of Miss World in 1998. But this year Israel has very good looking and gorgeous beauty for this competition. She has a hot attitude and she is so fierce and if she plays her card in very organized and very well manner then she can make her place in Finalist very easily. However, she will need to add more spark to her personality.

Rank 8 = Mauritius ( Sheetal Khadun)

Mauritius

Mauritius

Mauritius is also a crownless country but this year they have a decent contender , Sheetal khadun who can make a place in Semifinal. She is good but she needs to improve her other qualities like:- confidence , ramp walk , specially communication skill because communication is more important for Miss World pageant as we can see the highest scores are of Interview round.

Rank 9 = Myanmar ( Wyne Lay)

Myanmar

Myanmar

Myanmar has exploded into the world of pageantry now a day. This year Myanmar has beautiful candidates for every pageant and for Miss World they have Wyne lay . She is beautiful, hot and her smile is very radiant but her ramp walk is so dull and a bit of a question to me.

Rank 10 = Sri Lanka (Chulakshi Ranathunga)

Sri Lanka

Chulakshi Ranathunga is Sri lanka’s representative. She is bold and but her walk needs more polishing. She is average girl with decent beauty. Not expecting this girl to go high in the contest.

I gave the ranks to this girl after saw the performances and videos of their respective national pageants.  Let me know, how do you feel about my picks? Do comment.

Picture Credits: MWO site/page on FB, Contestants pages on FB

About the Author

I am Rahul Singla. I was born and bought up in Bhatinda (Pb.). I have completed my B.tech in Computer Sci. engg. from Ludhiana (Pb.) and now i am in last year of MBA in Aviation Mgmt.  I have keen interest to play badminton , basketball , surfing on net , i love to interact with new people, I have interest to get knowledge about fashion, beauty pageants etc My USP's are :- I am self confidence , down to earth , honest guy I never give up until my work is not completed. I am always ready to learn from my failures and try to overcome from my failures I am always ready to learn new things and help others There are total 5 members in my family My grandmother , My World's best father who is a govt. service men , my kind hearted and world's best mother who is a Govt. lecturer, My sweet elder sister , she is married in new zealand Thank you

I am Rahul Singla. I was born and bought up in Bhatinda (Pb.). I have completed my B.tech in Computer Sci. engg. from Ludhiana (Pb.) and now i am in last year of MBA in Aviation Mgmt.
I have keen interest to play badminton , basketball , surfing on net , i love to interact with new people, I have interest to get knowledge about fashion, beauty pageants etc
My USP’s are :-
I am self confidence , down to earth , honest guy
I never give up until my work is not completed.
I am always ready to learn from my failures and try to overcome from my failures
I am always ready to learn new things and help others
There are total 5 members in my family
My grandmother , My World’s best father who is a govt. service men , my kind hearted and world’s best mother who is a Govt. lecturer, My sweet elder sister , she is married in new zealand
Thank you


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