UK Today News: Miss Universe 2010 Hot Top Favorites And Possible Winners Of The Crown – PHOTOS
Miss Universe 2010 Special – Who will be the Next Miss Universe 2010 Winner?
The 2010 Miss Universe pageant is just a few hours away and it is only a matter of time before a beautiful lady from one of the 83 participating countries, is crowned the 2010 Miss Universe winner from outgoing Miss Universe 2009 winner Stefania Fernandez, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas on Monday, 23rd August.
With the world getting a glimpse of these beauties in their national costumes, evening gowns and swimsuits, there is no denying the fact that there seem to be a few contestants who are being considered as really strong contenders, and favorites at the Miss Universe 2010 pageant.
So who are the hot favorites at this years Miss Universe pageant? Based on the popularity of the contestant as well as their “beauty & brains”, these are the contestants who are likely to fall in the “winner” category.
1. Miss Venezuela 2010 Marelisa Gibson
The stunning 21 year old beauty is looking at making this a hat-trick for Venezuela after her Venezuelan predecessor Stefania Fernandez won the 2009 Miss Universe pageant. With the determination and hopes set on her, Marelisa is giving her all to win the coveted Miss Universe 2010 crown.
2. Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2010 Mariana Morales
The 21 year old beauty is a model who is armed with experience to take her through to te finals of the Miss Universe 2010 pageant. She has been in the world of modeling for many years, and even won the “La Cara de Imagen L’Oreal” title back in 2005. Her next goal? The Miss Universe 2010 title!
3. Miss Mexico Universe 2010 Jimena Navarrete
The beautiful 22 year-old Jimena is known to have come a long way ever since she won the national pageant. Her professionalism, coupled with her charm and beauty is going to take her to the top 5, and it is no wonder that she is one of the top favorites at the Miss Universe 2010 pageant.
4. Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih
Rima has definitely come a long way after winning the Miss Michigan USA 2010 title in her hometown. The 24 year old beauty has already created history in the US by becoming the first Arab-American and Muslim to win the Miss USA title. After having come so far, Rima will settle for nothing less than the Miss Universe crown.
5. Miss Philippines Universe 2010 Venus Raj
22 year- old Maria Venus Raj won the prized Miss Philippines Universe 2010 crown, only to to be dethroned due to controversies surrounding her birth certificate. However, Venus didn’t give up hope, and after fighting for her crown, she was finally reinstated it a few weeks later. Despite hardships, she has turned out strong and this makes her a favorite at the Miss Universe pageant this year.
6. Miss Haiti 2010 Sarodj Bertin
24 year old Sarodj is happy to make it to the Miss Universe 2010 pageant this year. Despite the devastating earthquake that killed thousands in Haiti earlier this year, Haiti has still managed to participate in the contest and Sarodj has become a winner already in the eyes of the Haitians.
7. Miss Russia Universe 2010 Irina Antonenko
8. Miss Colombia Universe 2010 Natalia Navarro
9. Miss Jamaica Universe 2010 Yendi Phillipps
The gorgeous 24 year old Yendi is not new to beauty pageants. After winning the Miss Jamaica World 2007 title, and making it to the top 16, she worked hard and came back to win the Miss Jamaica Universe 2010 title. She attributes her passion and confidence to her late mother, who always encouraged her to do her best.
10. Miss Ireland Universe 2010 Rozanna Purcell
11. Miss Switzerland Universe 2010 Linda Fäh
12. Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2010 Eva Arias
Gorgeous Eva is another contestant who never took No as an answer. After losing the national pageant, she came back and participated in it, to become the 2010 winner. The determination is present in her as she competes for the crown.
13. Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2010 La Toya Woods
The 24 year old student of Psychology is representing her country a year after they did not participate, and La Toya doesn’t want to waste any time in proving that her country can become the next Miss Universe 2010 winner.
14. Miss France Universe 2010 Malika Ménard
15. Miss Brazil Universe 2010 Débora Moura Lyra
17. Miss Egypt Universe 2010 Donia Hamed
18. Miss Peru Universe 2010 Giuliana Zevallos
19. Miss Universe Great Britain 2010 Tara Hoyos-Martinez
The 20 year old Tara is a student of medicine and she is a British-Colombian, and also the first Latina to represent Great Britain at the Miss Universe pageant.
20. Miss India Universe 2010 Ushoshi Sengupta
Ushoshi happens to be the first winner of the new Miss India Universe 2010 pageant, which is founded by none other than India’s first ever Miss Universe winner – Sushmita Sen – who won the crown in 1994. With such a great mentor, coupled with her beauty and intelligence, she is a favorite.
So who do you think will become the 2010 Miss Universe winner?