Miss Universe 2016 Swimsuit Round: Post Preliminary Thoughts!
Miss Universe 2016 unbelievably is just close to its culmination and tonight’s preliminary competition has just augmented the heat for the pageant grand finale, which will take place on January 29, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The 65th edition of Miss Universe is totally the talk of pageant town, and why would it not be when eight seven “Confidently Beautiful” girls are proudly representing their respective countries on world’s most glamorous platform ever!
Like every pageant enthusiast, I am totally thrilled to share my favourites and opinions on the prelims night with you all, and I start off with my views on the swimsuit round, which is considered to be ace it or break it segment for the Miss Universe pageant. So without further delay, let’s go!
In no particular order here are favourites for the swimsuit round after the preliminary competition-
And that’s how you burn the stage! Estefanía Bernal totally gave a blisteringly fierce start to the preliminary competition with her power packed performance. I totally see her placing in the semi-finals with that spunky aura and fiercely commanding body language.
Brazil- Raissa Santana
She was hyped many felt initially, but tonight she just justified the hype around her. Raissa Santana can totally give her country another Miss Universe crown if she continues to give the similar commendable performance on the grand finale eve, because I am already expecting that she has locked her spot in the semi-finals.
Colombia- Andrea Tovar
Colombia is back with another strong delegate at Miss Universe! The bars raised so high by the country since last two years by Paulina Vega wearing the Miss Universe crown and her successor Ariadna Gutierrez almost winning it back to back, is surely going to be maintained with a shrewd delegate like Andrea wearing the sash of Colombia.
France- Iris Mittenaere
Smart women never make the sound by their lips but by their actions and Iris Mittenaere is certainly one of them! Months ago when she was crowned as Miss France, I was sure that she is a force to reckon with and tonight she totally proved me right. Loved her vibe totally! Don’t be surprised if you hear the name of France in Top 6 again this year.
Indonesia- Kezia Warouw
This gorgeous woman has come a long way. Indonesia has never been able to surpass the swimsuit round but this year, I reckon that the country is going to slay the swimsuit round and move on to the evening gown round with all vigour, and who knows the nation might create another glorious history with Kezia Warouw representing Indonesia so beautifully.
Mexico- Kristal Silva
There is something in her eyes which no one else can replicate! The magic her body language embodies is totally beyond imagination and Mexico totally deserves to enjoy all the attention she has been getting since the day she was crowned as Miss Mexico.
Panama- Keity Drennan
There have always been women who prove out to be pleasant surprises post the preliminary competition and this year its Keity Drennan. That energy, synergy and radiance will certainly land her a spot in semi-finals.
Philippines- Maxine Medina
The host girl nailed the swimsuit round with her vigorous, lively and affirmative aura. She came across as a pleasant and vibrant personality at stage.
Thailand- Chalita Suansane
Thailand was strong last year and this year it’s going to be even stronger! What a lovely woman to wear the sash of this beautiful country. This Asian lady is slaying the hearts left, right and centre and her confident aura totally reflects she knows it well!
Venezuela- Mariam Habach
Representing the powerhouse country is no joke baby, because you got to meet the expectations on a really high note, and Mariam knew it well in advance. It would not be wrong to say that she was the star of tonight’s eve. What a stellar performance! I am totally speechless to express the charm Mariam’s performance embodied.
So these are my favourites in the swimsuit round of preliminary competition, do not forget to tell me who won your hearts in this segment in the comment section.
Also, here are the pictures of other contestants during the swimsuit segment of the preliminary competition. If you have not watched the prelims performances click at this link right here.
Miss Universe 2016 will be the 65th edition of Miss Universe pageant. Miss Universe 2016 is slated to take place on January 30, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. This year more than 80 countries will compete for the title of Miss Universe 2016, hoping to be crowned by Pia Wurtzbach from Philippines as next Miss Universe.
Meanwhile, do not forget to vote for your favorite contestant in this link below. The voting lines closes one day prior to the pageant, until then keep voting!