We are only a couple of hours away from crowning the 63rd Miss Universe. Gabriela Isler’s dream run as the reigning Miss Universe is coming to an end as she will be handing out her crown to a new beauty queen.
During the week the organizers of the pageant held a preliminary competition to determine which of the girls would round out the top fifteen and remain in the contest.
Experts have weighed in and have named their top ten favorite women to take home the crown.
Miss Brazil, Melissa Gurgel: During her childhood she loved pretending to be a model at fashion shows and pose for photographers. She always does handstands before she starts a workout. When she leaves the kitchen she always likes to double check the refrigerator door is fully closed.
Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega: Born in Barranquilla, she is a daughter of a cardiologists and the granddaughter of the legendary tenor Gatson Vega. her grandmother, Elvira Castillo, hold the title of Miss Atlantico 1953. She studies Business Administration. She likes to sleep with her eyes open, likes to dance like a crazy person when she has a break at the gym and loves making lists to make sure she doesn’t forget anything.
Miss Ecuador, Alejandra Argudo: Her hometown is Portoviejo. She is good at imitating people that she has known for a while. She is adopting a low income child’s academic career as her Christmas present. She was teased at school for being the tallest girl, but is very comfortable with her height now.
Miss India, Noyonita Lodh: Pursuing a degree in Business Management. She won two local pageants at the age of sixteen to eighteen. She enjoys adventures and exploring things outside of her comfort zone. She has a passion for women empowerment. Addicted to desserts, highly infectious laugh and shopping is a stress reliever.
Miss Mexico, Josselyn Garciglia: Born in La Paz, Baja California, as a child she enjoyed learning Polynesian dances, going to the beach and playing with her cousins. At the age of seventeen, after finishing high school, she moved to England for a year to learn another language and travel around Europe. At twenty two, she graduated with a degree in nutrition. She is clumsy and trips on steps too much.
Miss Philippines, Mary Jean Lastimosa: Her high school friends know her as the love doctor as she gives good advice about relationships. She likes visiting theme parks in different countries and can spend her whole day trying out all the rides over and over again. She took on the challenging course of Computer Engineering with the help of three scholarships and graduated with flying colors.
Miss South Africa, Ziphozakhe Zokufa: She is currently studying Television Production and works as a model. She plays over seven musical instruments, used to sing professionally abroad and can speak four of the eleven South African official languages.
Miss Spain, Desire Cordero Ferrer: She has been working as a model since the age of 15 and internationally since the age of seventeen. Her father is a pilot and has a small airplane. She achieved a Bachelor of Arts and would like to continue studying oceanology. Ferrer is a cheerful, optimistic young woman, who fights for her dreams. People also describe her as humble and caring. She loves traveling and experiencing other cultures.
Miss USA, Nia Sanchez: Born and raised in Sacramento, her love for travel began as she moved between California and Washington. After finishing high school she moved to Europe and became a nanny. Nia has worked as a full-time model for the past seven years and was chosen out of thousands of applicants to be a face character for Hong Kong Disney. After visiting Thailand and the Great Wall of China, Nia made the bright lights of Las Vegas her home.
Miss Venezuela, Migbelis Lynette Castellanos: She is the middle child of Isbelia Romero and Miguel Castellanos and has two siblings. She studied at the U.E. Jesus Anibal Alfonso and graduated high school in 2010 with high marks. In 2011, she began her university studies in Social Communications and Politics. Has a bad habit of putting her feet on a table and enjoys cooking.
Here’s wishing all these stunning beauties all the best!!