Miss World 2014: REVIEW OF THE AMERICAS CONTINENTAL GROUP
– Article by Lisbern Shawn
Since 1981, a large number of Miss World Americas were crowned the eventual Miss World winners, a feat second only to Europe. A large number of the denizens of this continent breathe and live pageantry, so they do not ask to be overlooked. Last year, Miss World Americas 2013 Sancler Frantz of Brazil gave a tough fight for the crown with her bang-on body, queenly aura, glamor and presence; while USA’s Olivia Jordan lighted up the room with her million-watt bubbliness and Canada’s Camille Munro bested stunners and divas to earn a top 20 spot based on her sheer humility, dedication and intelligence. Based on what the organization is looking for, here is the pre-pageant assessment of each delegate representing their country in Team Americas.
She is easily Americas’ Sancler Frantz for this year, until now. Blessed with a gorgeous face, bang-on body, this beauty can oscillate between fierceness and sweet. Argentina didn’t place for more than a quarter of a century – they can certainly look forward to this girl
Taliana Vargas, is that you? Bolivia has fielded a beauty whose smile is so contagious; you cannot help but like her. Her ramp skills during Miss Bolivia were formidable; I believe she will fire up any stage in the international pageant arena.
True that: Julia Gama is no Sancler Frantz. But then, she is a sophisticated damsel in her own right. Her beauty instantly reminds me of the like of Kaiane Aldorino: she has that adorable factor going on. Being a Brazilian bombshell and ramp scorcher are added perks. She might not be your stunner cuppa tea but expect her to do well.
Typical North American looks, this lass is a head-scratcher for me. Her predecessor – Camille Munro last year surprised everyone by making the top 20 as many did not consider her a potential threat. It spurred me to research on Camille as to what made her stand apart and it was this: charm, wit and humbleness. Will this girl showcase it too? That is too see. Until then, a passable looking delegate.
What an angelic face! Colombia is back in the game. After last year’s lukewarm performance, Jessica Garcia is bringing Colombian hotness to the table. I am not sure whether she will take the entire cake. Cue: Miss Colombia Barbara Turbay in 2012, extremely pretty but ended up as a semi-finalist. So let’s see.
Pageant veteran: placed in contests like Miss Tourism International and Miss Intercontinental and competed in Miss International, she is going to join the 120 odd girls at London for a good vacation. Her looks are matronly and she is not quite the contender.
“It’s all about that (face),” would go Meghan Trainor. Virginia is blessed with a magnetic face and stature, which makes her presence commendable. She is on my radar.
Well, she is pretty in her own right and has that typical Latina vibe going out, but I don’t think she is going to pull any major surprises, based on her looks, body and walk alone.
I personally love coloured Latinas and Keyla immediately caught my attention for her exotic looks. Her body is on the skinny side though and her head looks disproportionate to her body.
You go to South America, expect to find sizzling Latinas and bam, you find an Indian Latina! What could get more interesting than that? Although the dusky Ruqqayah Boyer last year was a major contender until she surprisingly fizzled out in the background, Guyana has upped their chances with this Guyanese of apparent Indian heritage. And a sexy and photogenic one that too. Guyanese can look forward to end their four decade odd drought.
Honduras is not coming with force this year also
The Nuestra Belleza Mexico organization now chooses their Miss World representatives during the preliminary telecast for the main finale event. So literally they send their best delegate to Miss World. Of recent, Mexicans were denied the Miss World crown for stunners like Perla Beltran and Mariana Berumen. This year’s girl should avenge it all. She has a face, smile and aura that can launch a thousand ships.
Nicaragua placed only once in this pageant and I believe this year’s delegate has got the “it” to give her country a probable placement. She is screaming fierce, though I need to know more of her during the pageant.
She looks very fresh in her portraitures but then she was a major disappointment during her stint at Miss United Continents this year. She was out of shape and overshadowed by other contenders. If she can’t get past the few delegates there, I don’t think she will withstand the competition in Miss World, unless she pulls off something spectacular.
What a bod! She can easily sail through the beach beauty fast track. Your typical Latin firecracker. I’ve got my eyes on this one.
This country didn’t place since Maju Mantilla won the blue crown for them. Nearly a decade after, they have sent a worthy contender. Sofia has already created news in her country for being one of the three Rivera Kroll sisters (Della and Kelin), who all did well in the national Miss Peru pageants. Of the three, I like the fierce and lanky Kelin but Sofia is also good.
This country has the largest number of placements in this pageant and this year is no exception. Elizabeth’s beauty has the power to polarize anyone who beholds her. She is blessed with electrifying eyes and if styled properly, she can win it all and register among the certified pageant goddesses.
She seems a pretty and decent Uruguayan but right now, I am not feeling her momentum. Waiting to see more of her.
The Miss Venezuela Mundo crown nearly resembles the actual Miss World crown – will we see her in a real one, soon? The chances are pretty high. Venezuela already has the largest number of wins in this pageant (six); I can see a “SeVenezuela” pretty soon. Debora may not be of everybody’s taste. She was even a clapper at the Miss Venezuela 2013 pageant. But she has improved by a measure. Her face is a mixture of Vanessa Goncalves and Ivian Sarcos, her walk is charismatic and she has an approachable side to her too. One should note that girls like Ivian Sarcos and Gabriela Isler were nowhere a major threat but ultimately ended winning their respective pageants, and how! So Venezuela is Venezuela and Debora is bringing the game.
CHECKLIST (in a particular order)
Picture Credits: Site/Page of MWO, FB pages of contestants
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