It’s still days away from the Miss Universe 2013 Pageant in Moscow but bettors and predictors already have their favorites.
Two prominent organizations have come up with their choices and these are not fan-based, unlike Missosology or Beauty Pageant Grand Slam.
Missosology and BPGS have been very helpful in providing photos, videos and updates in all major beauty pageants worldwide making aficionados follow what’s going on either on Facebook or thru their web sites almost real-time and that is highly appreciated by the followers of the candidates.
For this year’s Miss Universe contest, oddschecker.com (http://www.oddschecker.com/awards/miss-universe) places Miss Philippines Ariella Arida as the top bet to win the crown 6-1. She is followed by Miss USA 8-1, Miss India 10-1, Miss Panama 12-1, Miss Spain 12-1 and Miss France 14-1.
Other contestants in Top 15 in order of winnability are Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Australia, Colombia, Japan, Azerbaijan, Brazil and Costa Rica.
Oddschecker.com is affiliated with Sky Betting and Gaming, a company based in London, England and subsidiary of BSkyB, which consists of four core brands–Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Poker and Sky Bingo.
Online publication International Business Times (www.ibtimes.co.uk) also places the Philippine bet as frontrunner.
It says, “While the finale is a good few days away, the predictions have already begun as to which country might bag the crown. This year the Philippines, Australia, Russia and USA are the hot favourites.”
According to IBT, “Ariella Arida looks like she might be following the footsteps of Megan Young, the stunning Phillipino (sic) who bagged the Miss World crown this year. She also bagged the best swimsuit body award when she won Miss Universe-Philippines on April 14, 2013. This would definitely boost up her chances of winning the crown.”
For Miss Australia, it has this to say, “Olivia Wells is a medical student and dreams to work as a doctor in developing countries. A fitness freak, she practices aerobics to keep her body in shape. Wells’ determination to help people through her medical profession can prove to be her trump card in the contest. She is also a Procrasti-baker.”
The host country’s representative “19-year-old stunner, Elmira Abdrazakova, who represents Russia this year is already the victim of racist abuse for not being Russian enough as she hails from the nation’s ethnic minorities. She was forced to close all her social networking accounts following this…All these controversies have made sure Abdrazakova garnered plenty of attention and now is counted as one of the favourites to win the crown.”
IBT places USA’s bet for possible replication of Olivia Culpo’s win last year.
“Erin Brady, the American beauty with brains is also emerging as the prominent runner for the Miss Universe title. Brady is a 25-year-old financial accountant for Prudential Retirement and has the highest number of Twitter followers (77,575) amongst the pageant contestants. That is not all; she is also a spokesperson for breast cancer and ovarian education and works closely with the concerned organizations to spread awareness about the ailment. All this work will definitely make sure that she gets to the top. This Connecticut born beauty who comes from a disturbed family of alcoholics is also the first person in her family to complete her education.”
The Pageant culminates on November 9, 2013 at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia and broadcast live on NBC at 9 pm EST.
For complete information and photos of all contestants please log on to http://www.missuniverse.com