Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Binibining Pilipinas 2019: Who Will Win?



The grand coronation night of Binibining Pilipinas 2019  is fast approaching and pageant enthusiasts around the world are anticipating for the next set of Binibinis who will represent the Philippines in the international beauty stage. Unlike last year, there is no 'Catriona Gray' who is a clear front-runner to the ultimate crown. Although there are a handful of girls who are capable enough of continuing our winning streak in Miss Universe as well as in the Miss International pageants. Hence, it is safe to say that this year's competition is anybody's ballgame.

Please take note that although BPCI is awarding 6 crowns, I am only focusing on two of the four Alpha pageants - Miss Universe and Miss International. The other two Alphas (Miss Earth and Miss World) are not under the local franchises of BPCI and are handled by different organisations. 

Now, let's start with the Miss Universe Philippines crown. Presently, the Philippines has won the title for four times excluding the runners-up and the semi-final placements throughout it's 6 decade history. The recent is Catriona Gray who is also the reigning Miss Universe. It is also interesting to note that the Philippines has placed at least in the Top 10 of Miss Universe since 2010, 7 of which have penetrated the Top 5/6 and 2 of which have brought home the elusive crown. So it is safe to say, that the Philippines is now a powerhouse country in Miss Universe. 

At this stage, we are looking for the next representative who can continue the winning streak in the most prestigious beauty derby. As Miss Universe is currently owned by IMG since 2015, then we will look for the qualities of the Miss Universe winners since 2015. If you look at Pia Wurtzbach (2015), Iris Mittenaere (2016), Demi Peters (2017) and Catriona Gray (2018), they all have one thing in common - aside from the obvious physical beauty, they're all 'charismatic' and well-spoken. All of them have universally beautiful faces too that could sell a product and could secure a million dollar contracts from print and tv ads. In other words, they're all marketable and relatable apart from being a great spokesperson for the causes the Miss Universe brand represents. 

So among the 40 official candidates of this year's Binibining Pilipinas edition, I have seen five girls who can succeed Catriona Gray and is highly capable of continuing the Philippines' 10-year consecutive winning streak in Miss Universe. 





Patricia Magtanong of Bataan  - When I saw her photos online during the application donning a huge yellow ribbon-embellished top and jet-black straight hairdo, I thought we have a clear winner for the MUP. She was striking and her beauty stood out from the rest. But as the competition progresses, she seems to have lost the spark. Her pasarela and presentation skills on stage are lackluster and therefore easily overshadowed by the other fierce and experienced competitors. However, I still put her as one of the major contenders for the top crown, considering that BPCI has a penchant for some well-credentialed girls from UP. 

Hannah Arnold of Masbate - She has a degree in Applied Science in Forensic studies from the University of Canberra, Australia. It is such an impressive credential but as we all know it isn't enough to win the crown. I really want her to triumph but I am quite doubtful that she could snatch the top plum given the fierce contention this year in Binibining Pilipinas. She also bears the resemblance of former Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and this might be a disadvantage for her. Although I have to commend that she is hard-working and she has really prepared intensively for this pageant. I am sure that she'll place high and if she wins MUP, it wouldn't be a surprise. By the way, aside from MUP, she will also be a great representative for the Miss International pageant in Tokyo, Japan. I also placed her as an alternative for Miss Intercontinental. 

Samantha Lo of Cebu City - Honestly, I never noticed her at first, she was never my fave but eventually as the competition gets nearer, she is also blooming. The Hollywood glam look suits her well with her chiseled cheek and mestiza features. Sam is pretty articulate as well, so we wouldn't have to worry if she gets to the Q&A. Aside from Miss Universe, she'll also do well if she'll be sent to compete in Miss International. 


Maria Andrea Abesamis of Pasig - Although Aya is not that articulate and conversationally engaging, she has a very striking aura and moves flawlessly on stage. I could imagine her nailing the number one spot in the swimwear and evening gown segments of the competition, thus easily breezing through the Top 5 in Miss Universe. If we're only contended with a Top 5 placement after last year's victory, then Aya can be the best choice. 


Gazini Ganados of Talisay City - She ticked all the boxes needed to be the next Miss Universe Philippines. She possesses the kind of beauty which other nationalities can also appreciate and admire. In other words, her beauty is universal. She could easily sell a product with that alluring face and charisma. Plus, she can speak. Not as conversant and deep as Catriona Gray but just enough to catch people's attention. 





Now, let's move on to our next Alpha crown, which is the Miss International. The Philippines has won this Tokyo-based pageant for 6 times since its pageant inception in 1960. The latest titleholder we've got is Kylie Verzosa who won last 2016 and just last year our representative Ahtisa Manalo almost clinched the coveted crown by winning first runner-up. This is the only Alpha pageant that the Philippines has mastered the art of selecting the perfect delegate as evidenced by the country's multiple consecutive placements and 6 victories. And I bet, not long from now, we will witness once again another Filipina being crowned Miss International in Japan. 

So basically, Miss International is looking for a winner with doll-like features and lady-like persona. The 'mahinhin' mestiza-type of Filipinas fit to the pageant's mold like a glove. No wonder why the Philippines is excelling in this pageant. Aside from the fact that we are sending not just beautiful but intelligent delegates, our ladies are also well-trained in all aspects of the competition especially in the stage theatrics (pasarela, visual projections, styling), public speaking and Japanese etiquettes. That's why Filipinas are hard to ignore in this pageant and most of time, ended up victorious. 

I have seen three girls who can be our seventh Miss International. They are Vicky Rushton of Negros Occidental, Emma Tiglao of Pampanga and Samantha Lo of Cebu City. Among the three of them, I find Vicky to be the most eligible for the job followed by Emma by a hairline. Vicky has all the qualities needed to be successful in bringing home again the Mikimoto crown back to the Philippines and I am pretty sure that she will do the job with excellence. 





For the non-Alpha crowns, I can see Samantha Bernardo of Palawan and Jessarie Dumaguing of Puerto Princesa as the perfect delegates for Miss Globe and Nawat's pageant. Aya Abesamis can be an excellent rep as well for Miss Supranational if she won't be able to clinch the Miss Universe Philippines title while Hannah Arnold is a good follow up for a back-to-back victory in Miss Intercontinental. 


The Top 10 Finalists: 

Julia Saubier of Daraga Albay
Ilene De Vera of Mandaue City Cebu
Leren Mae Bautista of Laguna
Jean Nichole Guerrero of Ilocos Sur
April Short of Zambaonga
Resham Saeed of Maguindanao




The Top 20 Semi-finalists:

Martina Turner Diaz of Muntinlupa Sigrid Flores of Iloilo 
Jessica Marasigan of Malabon
Kimberle Penchon of La Union
Cassandra Chan of Bacolod City







Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Binibining Pilipinas 2019 Top Favorites (Part 2)




As stated in my previous blogpost, here is the part 2 of this year's top favorites for the Binibining Pilipinas crowns. You may check here for the part 1 if you have missed it. 

This is not yet my final prediction and things may change as the competition progresses.





Hannah Arnold of Masbate - This Fil-Australian beauty who is a dead-ringer of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is a major favorite for the crown. She is statuesque and has what it takes to banner the Philippine sash abroad. Will a mixed beauty reign supreme again in the upcoming finals of Binibining Pilipinas? Let's wait and see. 




Samantha Lo of Cebu City - Aside from the obvious physical beauty, this Cebuana is pretty articulate as well. I can see her representing the Philippines in the global pageantry stage and make us all proud!




Emma Tiglao of Pampanga - She has massively improved since her first Binibini contention back in 2014. And boy, she returns this year with a bang! You can really see how serious she is in clinching a crown and win it all in the finals. 





Patricia Magtanong of Bataan - She must be grinning from ear to ear the moment she knew that she passed the recently-concluded BAR exam. This Cum Laude UP alumna who is now a licensed lawyer may be tapped by the judges to win the most coveted crown and this is not far-fetched if she polishes well her stage performance and up her game plan. 



Jessarie Dumaguing of Puerto Prinsesa - If this year's edition of Bininbing Pilipinas is looking for a sultry Pinay to represent the country, then Jessarie is the choice. A little more of polishing in the styling department, pasarela and Q&A will definitely make her a strong contender for the crown. 




Jean Nicole Guerrero of Ilocos Sur - She's another Pinay beauty to watch out for. Nicole is fierce and competitive enough to topple the netizens' favorites. Let's see if she can make a serious damage in our hot-picks. 


Julia Saubier of Daraga Albay - She is the 'threat' that could oust the front-runners off their winning moments and destroy everyone's hot-picks for the crown. Julia, who gradauted with Magna Cum Laude honors at New York University in Abu Dhabi is multi-talented and very conversant (Catriona-level communication skills) and if she'll be given the opportunity to speak in the coronation finale, she could easily snatch the thunder from the crowd favorites. Beware. 






Ilene de Vera of Mandaue City - This former Mutya Pilipinas winner can give the front-runners a run for their money. Just like the other Cebuanas in the competition, she can slay the question and answer portion as well with excellence.  Although I have to agree that she needs to be consistent with the styling which suits for her so as not to be overshadowed by the other contenders. 





Leren Mae Bautista of Laguna - This lady had already won an international beauty competition back in 2015 as Miss Tourism Queen of the Year and she's currently in the hunt to add another beauty title in her pageant credentials. But it seems that Binibining Pilipinas is an uphill battle for her to clinch a crown. 




Jessica Marasigan of Malabon - There is no question that she is beautiful but oftentimes her beauty just blends with the rest. Nonetheless, she has this quite confidence and given the right styling and luck, she'll certainly have a better chance of penetrating the winning circle. 



Monday, May 13, 2019

Binibining Pilipinas 2019 Top Favorites (Part 1)


The search for the next Binibining Pilipinas is heating up and as the competition draws nearer we can just feel the eagerness of the girls to win the top plum of the country's most anticipated beauty derby. 

Among of the 40 official candidates this year, I have seen quite a handful of girls who can continue the winning streak of the pageant-crazy Philippines in the international beauty stage. This is just the first part of my blogpost, so watch out for the part 2 of the remaining favorites for Binibining Pilipinas 2019. 

*Photos courtesy of Bb Pilipinas


Gazini Ganados of Talisay - She's undeniably the netizens' favorite to win the top plum and personally, I like her too. Who wouldn't be? She's 'universally' gorgeous (plus she can 'talk' well!) and no wonder why other pageant fanatics from different nationalities are also rooting for this Cebuana girl. 


Maria Andrea 'Aya' Abesamis of Pasig - The daughter of a Miss Universe finalist is much fiercer and determined this year to win the crown and follow her mother's footsteps. And it really shows. So far, she has the best stage performance and her catwalk execution is just flawless! I hope she'll ace the interview. 


Samantha Bernardo of Palawan - After a second runner-up finish last year, this beauty from Palawan is dead-set to snatch a crown! And you can really feel her hunger and thirst to achieve it. She came prepared and I've got a strong feeling that she'll end up victorious. 


Resham Saeed of Maguindanao - Honestly, I wasn't really noticing her a lot until I saw this glam-shot photo. She looks like a Bollywood Superstar and she's killing it! This look is just perfection. And oh, that 23-inch waistline of her is to die for! Maintain this glow girl and you'll surely have a great shot for the crown. 


Vickie Rushton of Negros Occidental - Her Fist Runner-Up achievement last year has really helped her honed to perfection. I wouldn't be surprise if she gets one of the Alpha crowns of Binibining Pilipinas. The Negrense beauty has definitely the makings of an international beauty queen.  


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Special Feature: The Asian Miss Universe Winners (1959 - 2018)


The Asian Miss Universe winners (19

*This blogpost was published last June 7, 2016.

Since the birth of Miss Universe in 1952, only a few Asians have managed to win and wear its most prestigious crown. Now let's take a look at some of the best women in Asia who were able to conquer and were once named, the most beautiful  in the universe. Let's start with Akiko Kujima of Japan. 

Note: I have excluded Israel and Lebanon in the group. 

Akiko Kujima - Miss Universe 1959

1. Miss Universe 1959 - Akiko Kojima of Japan - She is legendary for being the first Japanese and the first Asian to win the title of Miss Universe in 1959. Standing at 5'7'' tall, Akiko who was 22 years-old that time, bested 33 other contestants during the 8th edition of Miss Universe staged in Long Beach, California, USA. She was crowned by the outgoing titleholder, Luz Marina Zuluaga of Colombia. Akiko settled into a quiet married life after her reign. She is now 80 years old and presently lives in Tokyo, Japan. 


Apasra Hongsakula - Miss Universe 1965 

2. Miss Universe 1965 - Apasra Hongsakula of Thailand - She is the first Thai national who won the coveted Miss Universe crown contested in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Apasra outshined 56 other delegates from around the world and succeeded Corinna Tsopei of Greece. 

She was raised in Bangkok, but was sent to learn English at a girls' secondary school in Penang, Malaysia. After her reign as Miss Universe, Apasra married a first cousin of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit by whom she has a son. The marriage ended long ago in divorce, but she remains a revered social figure in the country. 

Apasra is now 69 years old, and currently manages her own spa - Apasra Beauty and Slimming Spa. 


Gloria Diaz - Miss Universe 1969 

3. Miss Universe 1969 - Gloria Diaz of Philippines - She is the first titleholder of the three Filipino Miss Universe winners to date. She is legendary for her wit and natural humor especially in answering nerve-racking questions, which many believed to be her edge in winning the Miss Universe crown in 1969 defeating 50 other international beauty delegates in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. 

Shortly after her reign as Miss Universe ended, Diaz pursued an acting career in the Philippines, and for several decades now, she's been considered a brilliant actress within the world of Philippine cinema and television. She has starred in numerous movies as well as soap operas and has won quite a number of prestigious acting awards.

Diaz is now 65 years old and is happily residing in the Philippines. 


Margarita Moran - Miss Universe 1973 

4. Miss Universe 1973 - Margarita Moran of Philippines - Four years after the Philippines won its first Miss Universe crown, the country has captured its second win when Margarita Moran (the grand daughter of the Philippines' former President Manuel Roxas) was hailed as the winner during the 22nd edition of Miss Universe held in Athens, Greece. 

Two years after her reign, she married and managed to finish her Business Administration degree at Maryknoll College and Boston University, and took her masters at the University of London. Moran is also notable for her social and civic works especially for promoting peace and livelihood projects as part of the Mindanao Commission on Women Organization and recently as an ambassador-trustee of Habitat for Humanity Philippines. 

Her passion and experience as a dancer at the age of 18, prompt her to promote arts and culture with Southern Philippines Foundation for Arts, Culture and Ecology. She is now busy running the over-all operations of Ballet Philippines. 



Porntip Nakhirunkanok - Miss Universe 1988 

5. Miss Universe 1988 - Porntip Nakhirunkanok of Thailand - Porntip is the second and so far the last Thai woman to have won the Miss Universe crown in 1988. The 1988 pageant was notable for the fact that four of the top 5 finalists were Asians with Porntip as the winner, followed Korea, Mexico, Japan and Hongkong. Raised and educated in the USA, Porntip is fluent in the English language and her communication skills were commendable. She impressed the judges so much during the interview portion that she swept the competition, becoming the clear winner of the evening. 

Porntip is well known in Thailand for her charity work, especially her effort to help the victims of the 2004 Tsunami where she built 100 new homes, a fleet of boats and new schools. Her Charity is known as Angels Wings Foundation which aims to build and fund schools and orphanages as well as supply healthcare and other support for the underprivileged children in Thailand.



Sushmita Sen - Miss Universe 1994 

6. Miss Universe 1994 - Sushmita Sen of India - She made history as the first Indian woman who won Miss Universe since the pageant's inception. She wasn't the early favorite to win during her time, however when the final's night came, she impressed the judges with her elegant grace and stature and eventually outshone all her competitors with her wit and intelligence during the nerve-racking question-and-answer portion. She edged out 76 other delegates from around the world and was rightfully crowned the winner during the 1994 edition of Miss Universe held in Manila, Philippines. That same year, her fellow beauty queen Aishwarya Rai won Miss World 1994.

After she completed her reign, Sush as she's fondly called, went to pursue Bollywood and rose to stardom. 

Miss Universe 2000 - Lara Dutta 

7. Miss Universe 2000 - Lara Dutta of India - Barely 6 years after the victory of Sushmita Sen, another Indian beauty conquered the universe in the person of Lara Dutta and has only been the delegate from India to win the crown since. Before competing Miss Universe in 2000, Lara had her first taste of triumph in the world of pageantry overseas when she clinched the title of Miss Intercontinental in 1997, a minor international beauty pageant held annually. 

At Miss Universe 2000 in Cyprus, Lara achieved the highest score in the swimsuit competition and her finalist interview score was the highest individual score in any category in the history of the Miss Universe contest, as her interview saw a majority of the judges giving her the maximum 9.99 mark. In the same year, Priyanka Chopra and Dia Mirza won their respective Miss World and Miss Asia-Pacific titles which gave India a rare triple victory in beauty pageants. 


Riyo Mori - Miss Universe 2007 

8. Miss Universe 2007 - Riyo Mori of Japan - She is the second Japanese to win the title of Miss Universe after Akiko Kujima first clinched the title in 1959. In the last round during the competition, Riyo was asked by Elle magazine fashion director and Project Runway judge Nina Garcia to speak about the one lesson she learned as a child that still affects her life. Mori said that since childhood she has been dancing and hence she was constantly surrounded by students and teachers. Due to the interactions with them, she has learned to become always happy, patient and positive in her life. She also expressed her desire to teach these principles to the next generation. 

Riyo was the third Japanese to place in the top five at Miss Universe in the past decade. Miyako Miyazaki placed fourth runner-up at Miss Universe 2003 and Riyo's predecessor Kurara Chibana was first runner-up in 2006. Riyo aims to use her success and popularity as a springboard into humanitarian causes. "I think I have a samurai soul, I'm very patient, and I can serve others." 


Pia Wurtzbach - Miss Universe 2015 

9. Miss Universe 2015 - Pia Wurtzback of Philippines - She is the third Filipina to be named Miss Universe, after a four-year consecutive top five finish of her predecessors since 2010. Her unconventional win became a world-wide trend when the host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Pia's first runner-up as the winner.

It was also that same year when three other Filipinas have also won their respective beauty pageants overseas which give the Philippines the rarest multiple victory in pageantry. Angelia Ong became the third Filipina to be crowned Miss Earth during the Miss Earth 2015 edition in Vienna Austria. Ann Colis bagged the Miss Globe 2015 crown in Canada while Leren Mae Bautista won the main title of Miss Tourism Queen of the Year 2015 in Malaysia. 

Pia is set to relinquish her crown in Manila, Philippines where the 65th edition of Miss Universe beauty pageant will be contested on January 29, 2017 (January 30 in Manila). Will there be an Asian domination again this time? Well, let's see. 




10. Miss Universe 2018 - Catriona Gray of the Philippines - It only took 3 years for the Philippines to score another win since its 2015 victory. And the feat was made possible through the legendary Catriona Gray who slayed the competition even before the actual contest had started. This time, the Philippines finally got its crowning moment after the 2015 gafe. 

Catriona is the only Filipina to date, to have competed both in Miss World and Miss Universe. Cat, who placed in the top 5 of Miss World was actually expected to win the blue crown based on her topnotch performance but unfortunately it was 'allegedly' rigged in favor of Julia's favorite who did not even win a single fast-track. Two years later, Catriona avenged herself and rightfully won the most prestigious crown in the universe. 


Catriona Gray - Miss Universe 2018 




Friday, April 5, 2019

Olivia Jordan and Andrea Neu: Philippines' Lucky Charm?

Miss USA Olivia Jordan competed twice in Alpha pageants; Miss World 2013 and
Miss Universe 2015.


Misses USA: Olivia Jordan (left) and Andrea
Neu (right).
Did you know that when two American beauty queens competed twice in the major international beauty pageants, a Filipina always ended up victorious? 

Andrea Neu represented USA both in Miss International 2013 and Miss Earth 2014 in which the Philippines were proclaimed the winners. Bea Rose Santiago was crowned Miss International 2013 with Andrea Neu in the Top 15 Semi-Finalist. The following year, Andrea participated in the Miss Earth 2014 contest won by another Filipina beauty Jamie Herrell with Andrea nabbing the Miss Earth-Air 2014 title. 

The same can also be said with Olivia Jordan who competed both in Miss World and Miss Universe. Both editions have been won by the Philippines as well. Olivia was a Top 20 Semi-Finalist in Miss World 2013 where Megan Lynne Talde Young nudged the Philippines' first blue crown. Two years later, Olivia bannered the USA sash in the most eventful Miss Universe 2015 pageant where she ended a Second Runner-Up to the Philippines' bet Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.


Miss USA Andrea Neu represented her country for two times in a row in the Alpha pageants - Miss International 2013 and Miss Earth 2014. 

Olivia Jordan and Andrea Neu are the only American beauty queens to date (along with Brucene Smith) who competed at two major international beauty pageants. It is also interesting to note that among the three, Olivia Jordan is the first woman to represent the United States at two of the world's largest and oldest international beauty pageants: Miss World and Miss Universe. 

So are these American beauties, the Philippines' lucky charm for the past two years in pageantry? Me thinks, they are! Along with our delegates' hardwork and determination as well as the Filipinos' passionate love and support to our beloved beauty queens. 

Philippines won all four crowns in the most prestigious beauty pageants in the world
in just a span of 2 years with a back-t0-back victory in Miss Earth 2015. God bless the

 Philippines! Mabuhay!

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows". James 1:17 (NIV)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Can You Guess The Top 5 Countries In Big 4 Alpha Pageants?


The Big 4 Alpha pageant winners in Miss Universe, Miss Earth, Miss International and Miss World

As recognised by the biggest names in the global mainstream media such as The Wall Street Journal, BBC News, CNN, Xinhua News Agency, Agence France-Presse and Reuters, the Big Four comprised of the four major international beauty pageants for women and they are none other than the Miss Universe, Miss Earth, Miss International and Miss World

These Big 4 Alpha pageants don't have to self-proclaim itself as a top pageant nor they speak ill of the other pageants that have long existed before them. They just simply let the world, the earth or the universe rather to recognise and praise them as the best and most prestigious beauty derbies. 

And among of the hundreds of countries which take part in the Big 4 Alpha pageants annually, there are 5 of them which stood out exceedingly and have managed to achieve the highest number of wins. 

Let's begin with Puerto Rico in the 5th Place. 



5. Puerto Rico - 9 Crowns, 11 Runners-Up


Puerto Rico's latest victors in Big 4 Alpha pageants. 


Puerto Rico might be one of the smallest territories in the world but this Caribbean archipelago certainly boasts an impressive 5 Miss Universe wins apart from Miss International and Miss World in which they have scored 2 victories each. They have yet to win however a Miss Earth crown to complete their Big 4 Alpha titles. 

Puerto Rico only needs one more Alpha crown to knock-out India in the fourth place. 





4. India - 9 Crowns, 15 Runners-Up

India's latest victors in Big 4 Alpha pageants.  

India is the only country so far to have won both the Miss Universe and the Miss World title in a single year and it happened not only once, but twice! (1994 and 2000).

India also ties up with Venezuela with the most number of wins in Miss World with a total of 6 crowns. Unfortunately though, India has yet to produce a Miss International winner to compete their Big 4 Alpha Queens. 





3. USA - 14 Crowns, 59 Runners-Up


USA's most recent Big 4 Alpa Queens. 


Who can beat USA's 8 Miss Universe crowns? MU's country of birth and where the pageant is based at has amassed the highest number of wins in the most prestigious beauty derby. It has also managed to win 3 Miss International and 3 Miss World titles respectively. 

It is only a matter of one Alpha victory to dislodge the Philippines in the second place. If they can win Miss Earth soon, then they would as well complete their set of Big 4 victories.





2. Philippines - 15 Crowns, 22 Runners-Up


Philippines' beautiful victors in Big 4 Alpha pageants. 


The Pearl of the Orient Seas currently holds the record as the country with the longest winning streak in the Big 4 Alpha pageants. The Philippines has been winning at least one Alpha crown year after year since 2013. 

Along with Venezuela, the Philippines was also able to complete the Big 4 Alpha crowns with multiple wins in at least a single year. It has won both Miss World and Miss International in 2013 as well as Miss Universe and Miss Earth in 2015. 




1. Venezuela - 23 Crowns, 45 Runners-Up


Venezuela's latest victors in Big 4 Alpha pageants. 


Venezuela is the undisputed powerhouse in pageantry with an amazing 23 Alpha crowns as of this writing! 

The beauty superpower has 8 Miss International titleholders, 7 Miss Universe victors, 6 Miss World and 2 Miss Earth titles!

The Philippines or the USA needs 9 more Alpha wins to kick out Venezuela in its current lead which is quite an impossible feat to achieve in just the shortest period of time. 

It is noteworthy mentioning that Venezuela, Philippines and India are legendary with their back-t0-back victories in the Big 4 Alpha pageants. 




Rounding up the Top 10 are as follows:


6. Australia - 7 Crowns and 25 Runners-Up 

7. Great Britain - 7 Crowns and 20 Runners-Up

8. Brazil - 6 Crowns and 35 Runners-Up

9. Sweden - 6 Crowns and 14 Runners-Up

10. Colombia - 5 Crowns and 27 Runners-Up