In only its second edition, Miss Supranational has managed to entertain millions with a creative production and a very strong group of contestants. 66 beauties from all continents competed in the city of Plock, located in the heart of Poland, and Miss Panama, Karina Pinilla, one of the press favorites, walked away with the crown, sash, and the US$ 25,000-cash prize.
The show began with the delegates being introduced one-by-one in their national costumes. The most applauded ones were Misses Panama, Netherlands, and of course, Miss Poland. After that, the swimsuit presentation happened in an unusual way: divided in groups, the delegates danced and walked the runway in beautifully choreographed musical members.
Local pop stars performed and then the top 20 were announced: Albania, Belgium, Brazil, Slovenia, Peru, Colombia, Gambia, Korea, Thailand, Venezuela, Poland, Finland, Lithuania, Russia, Greece, Panama, Czech Republic, Portugal, Honduras, Romania.
Miss Belgium earned her spot for being the best voted delegate in the internet. Among the favorites who did not make the cut, were Misses Netherlands (one of the most applauded beauties of the night), Iraq, Ecuador, Guinea, Haiti and Serbia. Overall, the judges made fair choices, mostly within the “expected”.
The top 20 returned on stage twice in fashion parades before the jury made its final decision. After more musical performances, special awards announcements, and candidates singing “We Are the World”, the most awaited moment of the night arrived.
Beautiful Miss Thailand was 5th, Peru, who looked ravishing in the final night, was 4th, Miss Slovenia, who should’ve competed in Miss Universe (and would’ve certainly done well there), was 3rd , stunning Miss Czech Republic was announced as runner-up, and finally, Miss Supranational 2010 was Miss Panama!
It was a fair and square victory for Panama, who was crowned by outgoing queen Oksana Moria, of the Ukraine.
Miss Supranational proved to be in its way to excellency, with potential to integrate the select Grand Slam group in the very near future. It has the production, fantastic girls, and is only missing more international media exposure, which will certainly come with time.
Some curiosities about this year’s pageant:
-The representatives of Brazil and Poland participated in Miss World 2009, both were semi-finalists there as well; Miss Venezuela participated in Miss International 2009, and was also a semi-finalist; Misses France and Estonia participated in Miss Tourism Queen 2009.
-Miss Ecuador, a half Ecuadorian, half Swiss Law student, was born and raised in the Galapagos Islands. Her family was one of the first to settle in the famous archipielago;
-Miss Portugal was discovered in an internet Facebook contest! For someone who had never modeled, she did an excellent job, finishing among the semi-finalists. She will compete in Miss World Portugal 2010, on September 18;
-Miss Iraq was actually born in Denmark, but both her parents are from Iraq. She will be the first woman to represent Iraq in Miss International, in November;
-Many delegates contested the “Most Beautiful Body” award given to Miss Finland. Not that the Finish stunner were not worth the title for her unquestionable beauty, but it was known that she barely ate and lost nearly 9 kilos in less than one month, something not considered healthy by any point of view.
-Miss Netherlands is getting ready to compete in Miss Tourism Queen International 2010, in China, in November.
Exclusive: Miss Supranational 2010 official ranking, from number #1 to #20:
The 1st runner-up was Miss Czech Republic, while the 2nd runner-up was Miss Slovenia. Peru and Thailand were 3rd and 4th runner-ups, respectively.
Miss Supranational 2010: Panama
Miss Supranational Asia: Korea
Top 20 Semi Finalists: Albania, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Gambia, Korea, Venezuela, Poland, Finland, Lithuania, Russia, Greece, Portugal, Honduras, Romania
Miss Friendship: Canada
Everything is ready for the city of Plock, Poland, to host the finals of Miss Supranational 2010. Only in its 2nd edition, Miss Supranational has gathered 66 candidates, including representatives from countries that we don’t see competing in other major international contests, like Mali, Guinea, Gambia, and even Iraq.
A strong group of contestants has been rehearsing for a stunning show, which will take place in Plock’s Amphitheatre. After national costume, swimsuit and gown presentations, the group of 66 stunners will be reduced to 20. From the 20 finalists, the judges will select the winner and her four runner-ups.
Miss Supranational 2010 will be crowned by outgoing queen Oksana Moria from the Ukraine. The winner will take home USD 25.000 is cash, among other great prizes.
National directors who arrived in Poland coming from Las Vegas, where Miss Universe was held, are surprised with the overall high level of delegates. In their opinion, the beauty of Miss Supranational candidates is at the same level of Miss Universe’s.
And who are the favorites? Here is a GB’s exclusive assesment:
The crown favorites: Brazil, Czech Republic, Guinea, Lithuania, Panama, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Thailand, Venezuela
“Shoo-ins” for Top 20: Ecuador, Finland, Italy, Mali, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal
Will fight for a spot: Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Canada, Colombia, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iraq, Korea, Kosovo, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Spain
Should not be underestimated: Bahamas, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, England, Gambia, Guatemala, Iceland, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Moldova, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine
Long shots: Belgium, Bolivia, Cameroom, China, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Macedonia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Slovak Republic, Wales
In the end, it will all depend on the judges’ taste. Global Beauties wishes all 66 delegates the best of luck!!
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