Everyone's sooo excited already to see the 88 candidates compete in their swimsuit and evening gown with the hope of earning a slot in the Top 15.
Who will stand out? We'll find that out in the 63rd Miss Universe 2014 Live Preliminary Competition on January 21, 2015 at the FIU Arena in Florida, USA (Jan 22 PH time).
For now, let's have a look first at who the current Miss Universe 2014 favorites are.
Thanks to those who took my fun survey (w/c will still be open until Jan. 25), asking you who your Top 10 favorites are, and I'm able to come up with this 'Hot List of Favorites'. I have categorized them as 'On Fire', 'Smokin' Hot, 'Hot' and 'Heating Up', using their official Fadil Berisha glam shots, (MJ Lastimosa is in the Top 10, among the 'Smokin' Hot' girls):
1. Colombia, Paulina Vega
2. Spain, Desirée Cordero
3. USA, Nia Sanchez
4. Venezuela, Migbelis Lynette Castellanos
5. India, Noyonita Lodh
6. Serbia, Andjelka Tomašević
7. Ukraine, Diana Harkusha
8. Mexico, Josselyn Garciglia
9. Jamaica, Kaci Fennell
10. Philippines, Mary Jean Lastimosa
11. Australia, Tegan Martin
12. Russia, Yulia Alipova
13. Brazil, Melissa Gurgel
14. Austria, Julia Furdea
15. South Africa, Ziphozakhe Zokufa
16. Indonesia, Elvira Devinamira
17. Thailand, Pimbongkod Chankaew
18. Argentina, Valentina Ferrer
19. Ecuador, Alejandra Argudo
20. Puerto Rico, Gabriela Berrios
HEATING UP: - 21 Guyana, Niketa Barker, 22 France, Camille Cerf, 23 Kosovo, Artnesa Krasniqi, 24 Costa Rica Karina Ramos, 25 Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner, 26 Netherlands, Yasmin Verheijen, 27 Slovak Republic, Silvia Prochádzková, 28 Dominican Republic, Kimberly Castillo, 29 Belgium, Anissa Blondin, 30 Malaysia, Sabrina Beneett
[Miss Universe 2014 Live Q and A: Mary Jean Lastimosa answers rumored rift with Miss Colombia]
Our next list of hot favorites will be after the Miss Universe 2014 Prelims and National Costume Show on Jan. 21. Expect major changes. Make sure you have taken (or re-taken) our fun survey to have your favorites considered in our next list, which will already be our final predictions list.
The Miss Universe 2014 Finals, with Manny Pacquiao as among the judges, is on Jan. 25 (Jan. 26 PH time). - Mykiru.ph