I should have written this ages ago, but given the activities these past few weeks, I wasn't able to do so.
*start of rant* I don't have anything against Miss Venezuela but I just can't believe that she won the crown. She deserves to be in the Top 15 or so I think but not with the Miss Universe '09 title. Her swimsuit wasn't that great and her body, is well, just plain. And her response in the Q & A did not even come close. *end of rant*
OK! OK! I'll stop this drama. The new Miss Universe was crowned and the more deserving candidates were dumped (NO thanks to Trump), so instead of ranting I just decided to list the seven girls who could have easily replaced many of the women who made the cut, internal franchise politics and 'sash factor' aside. I think this year's Top 15 sucks, really sucks.
Miss RUSSIA --- Hands down! Sofia Rudyeva is the face and the body of the competition, no doubt about that. Her very stunning face and 'to die for' body should have made her a shoe-in in the semifinals. maybe her absence in the Top 15 was due to her... you know... *sssshhhh* photo scandal.
Miss MEXICO --- Karla Carillo was such a stunner. Oh la la! With her exotic features, her flawless body and golden colored complexion, her exclusion in the Top 15 is unexplainable. If she had penetrated the semifinalist row, she will be unstoppable.
Miss PHILIPPINES --- I will stand on the statement that Pamela Bianca Manalo is worthy of a semifinal spot this year. She is probably the most bashed delegate in this year's MU pageant. You'll gonna agree with me if you just take some time to browse pageant-related forums. Before her arrival in Nassau, she was nowhere in sight and the Asian delegation were led by (names disclosed) but he performance she showed on the prelims made her an instant hit and became a front runner. But on August 23, the curse struck once again. She joins the ever-growing list of wasted Filipina beauties in MU.
Miss INDONESIA --- Zivanna Siregar was the most prepared and best suited candidate to come out of Indonesia in recent memory. She is a woman who is so comfy with her beauty that it actually came through in all her candid photos. She made her countrymen proud when she did a well-executed swimsuit presentation in two piece (yeah! hot! hot! hot!) and a competent evening gown presentation. This woman was a delight to behold and should have given the chance to shine onstage.
Miss COLOMBIA --- Michelle Rouillard is an eye-catching, resplendant figure of womanly delight. but she was ignored and, I think, there is no reason for that. I love how she strut herself in the Preliminaries with matching winking of the eye. Oooh sexy! This charming, delightful woman would have also made an elegant and competitive semifinalist. Another beauty wasted!
Miss SPAIN --- Honestly speaking, I doubt Estibaliz Perriera's chances to enter the semifinals right after she won Miss Espana. However, upon arrival in the Bahamas, all the doubt about her disappeared. She walked confidently durin gthe Preliminaries and proved that she didn't deserved all the nasty things thrown at her. Leaving this European goddess out of the Top 15 is an unforgivable crime.
Miss ETHIOPIA --- Aside from Miss South Africa Tatum Keshwar, there is another African princess who deserves to be on the Top 15, she is no other than Melat Yante of Ethiopia. Her perfect caramel complexion (yummy!) and exotic featues made her a perfect contention for the crown, an exquisite force to reckon... what a loss!
So, there it is. Our Miss Universe 2009 contestants who coulda been a contender if just given a chance.
By the way, don't give me those "why is she there?" or "why is she not there?" blah blah blah. It's just nonsense. Remember, this is my list.