The Philippines had its time last year, when Mutya Datul won, and we can't win all the time. Miss Philippines Yvethe Marie Santiago sadly is not this year's winner.
It's Miss India Asha Bhat who won the Miss Supranational 2014 title earlier, becoming the first Indian woman to be crowned Miss Supranational and the 2nd from Asia. It may not be a back-to-back win for the Philippines, but it is a back-to-back for Asia in this Panama-based but Europe-held pageant.
Miss Supranational 2014 winners (L-R): 4th Runner Up - Miss Poland, 2nd Runner Up - Miss Gabon, Miss Supranational - Miss India, 1st Runner Up - Thailand, 3rd Runner Up - USA, Miss Supranational Asia & Oceania - Myanmar (credit to World Beauty Association)
After Mutya Datul's big win last year, the Philippine candidate this year, Yvethe Marie Santiago, unfortunately landed only in the Top 20, when she should have placed higher than that. Obviously, they avoided to have another winner from the Philippines, and so they didn't let her advance to the Top 10, at least.
Much worse though for another Filipina in the pageant, Miss England Zandra Flores. She didn't even make it to the Top 20 cut.
Nonetheless, Asians ruled the pageant this year as the 1st Runner Up is also from Asia, Miss Thailand Parapadsorn "Pla" Disdramrong, whose fellow Thai beauty queen has just won yesterday the Miss Intercontinental 2014 crown much to the surprise of many.
MISS SUPRANATIONAL 2014 - INDIA, Asha Bhat
1ST RUNNER UP - THAILAND, Parapadsorn "Pla" Disdramrong
2ND RUNNER UP - GABON, Maggaly Nguema
3RD RUNNER UP - USA, Allyn Rose
4TH RUNNER UP - POLAND, Katarzyna Krzeszowska
TOP 10 SEMI-FINALISTS:
COLOMBIA, Marlyn Mora
CZECH REPUBLIC, Jana Zapletalova
MYANMAR, Han Thi
PUERTO RICO, Barbara Marrero
SPAIN, Celia Vallespir Garcia
TOP 20 SEMI-FINALISTS:
ARGENTINA, Marisol Arrillaga AUSTRALIA, Yvonne Amores
BELARUS, Kristina Martsinkevich CANADA, Gabriela Clesca
CHILE, Charlotte Molina
PHILIPPINES, Yvethe Marie Santiago
ROMANIA, Elena Zama SWEDEN, Ida Ovmar
SWITZERLAND, Mylene Clavien
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, Tinnitia Griffith
Miss Supranational Africa - Equatorial Guinea, Maria Begona Andeme Obama
Miss Supranational Americas - Puerto Rico, Barbara Marrero
Miss Supranational Asia & Oceania - Myanmar, Han Thi
Miss Supranational Europe - Czech Republic, Jana Zapletalova
The next major pageant is Miss World 2014 happening in just a week from now. And so far, after Miss Supranational, Thailand is on track to be the Top-Performing Country in 2014 Pageants.
The country finished in the Top 20 of Miss Grand International, 2nd Runner Up in Miss International 2014, Top 16 at Miss Earth, winner at Miss Intercontinental and now, 1st Runner Up in Miss Supranational.
The Philippines on one hand was unplaced in both Miss Grand International and Miss International, but won the Miss Earth title, 2nd Runner Up in Miss Intercontinental and was Miss Supranational Top 20 semi-finalist. - Mykiru.ph