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Standard's Choice: 69th Miss Universe fearless forecast

Standard's Choice: 69th Miss Universe fearless forecastMiss Universe, the world’s most prestigious and much-anticipated “Olympics of beauty” is happening tomorrow in Hollywood, Florida. In the finals, 21 semi-finalists will be pre-selected from 74 delegates vying for the elusive crown.

Manila Standard has revealed its traditional hot picks listing down the first 11 ladies who have the strong shot for the crown. With the WME/IMG talent agency, the current owner of the Miss Universe pageant, placing importance on girls who can speak, like Pia Wurtzbach (2015), Iris Mittenaere (2016), Demi-Leigh Nel Peters-Tebow (2017), Catriona Gray (2018), and reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi (2019), any one of these girls are capable to become an ideal spokesperson for the Miss Universe cause:

1. Philippines – Rabiya Mateo

The Fil-Indian beauty is one of the most favored by pageant critics to win in this year’s competition. And it’s not surprising why she always lands on top of their list. 

Rabiya, 24, is a physical therapy instructor and works as an ambassador for education with the Philippine Department of Education. She put up her “Feed Me and I Read You,” a feeding program and reading session project for the underprivileged children in Iloilo City.

While showing her competitiveness in all aspects of the competition, Miss Philippines is very friendly towards her rival in the competition. 

2. India – Adline Castelino

Twenty-two-year-old Adline was born in Kuwait. Her family escaped the war in the Arab country and moved to Mumbai. At age 15, this dusky beauty became a model.  

Standard's Choice: 69th Miss Universe fearless forecast

A Business Administration graduate, she collaborates with SNEHA organization that provides affordable healthcare to women and works with Vikaas Sahyog Pratishtan that helps deprived rural communities in India. 

Adline is a strong communicator whose vibrant personality can easily make everyone’s head turn.

3. Peru – Janick Maceta

Standard's Choice: 69th Miss Universe fearless forecast

Miss Peru, 26, works as an audio engineer in New York’s Manhattan Center. She used to work in film productions and recording such as Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Tony Bennet/Lady Gaga’s Duet Album. A 3rd runner-up in 2019 Miss Supranational, she co-founded the Top of New York Music (TONY) movement that aims to support aspiring young musicians. She’s very regal and outstanding in the looks department. Her pasarela is very commendable, too.

4. Puerto Rico –  Estefanía Natalia Soto Torres

Standard's Choice: 69th Miss Universe fearless forecast

Twenty-nine-year-old Estefanía is a graduate in foreign languages and has a Master’s degree in intercultural mediation.  She’s showcased her superb communication skill being a host of the podcast Voces de Reinas (Queen Voices). She was recently diagnosed with Meniere’s disease, strong vertigo, and hearing loss disorder, but that didn’t stop her from aiming for the most elusive crown in the universe.

5. South Africa — Natasha Joubert

Standard's Choice: 69th Miss Universe fearless forecast

This well-prepared, highly competitive, and relatable beauty is a graduate in marketing management at Boston City Campus. She works as a public relations officer in a law firm. Natasha, 23, is an ambassador for Brand South Africa that encourages South Africa’s young democracy. 

6. Mexico — Andrea Meza

Standard's Choice: 69th Miss Universe fearless forecast

This model is a Software Engineering graduate.  A vegan and animal lover, she is the official Tourism Brand Ambassador for Chihuahuas. She is a pageant veteran with Miss World 2017 1st runner-up as her previous title. Andrea currently works with the Municipal Institute for Women, which goal is to end gender violence.

7. Venezuela — Mariangel Villasmil

Standard's Choice: 69th Miss Universe fearless forecast

Miss Venezuela, 25, is a Psychology student and pastry chef in her Slainte Cakes shop that gives birthday cake to children’s hospitals and nursing homes under her campaign “Give a Sweet Smile.” Before her national pageant, she suffered in a complicated surgical operation that made her live without her right breast for a year and led her to support the Love Yourself movement. Highly competitive like the others before her, Mariangel’s advantage is her height, sensational curves, and her being fluent in  English. 

8. Curacao — Chantal Wiertz

Standard's Choice: 69th Miss Universe fearless forecast

This regal beauty is a model and student in food and beverage management. She was born in The Netherlands in 1999 but was raised in Germany. She started #celebrateyouruniqueness social media campaign after being diagnosed with autism. She owns six horses, teaches dressage training lessons, and has started Equine Therapy for kids with special needs using the horses. 

9.  USA — Asya Branch

Standard's Choice: 69th Miss Universe fearless forecast

Miss USA, 23, attended Harvard University for summer school and is pursuing a degree in integrated marketing communication to become public relations and sports entertainment professional. She promotes her passion for criminal justice reform, which has led to the passing of legislation at the city, state, and federal levels. Very intelligent looks relatable.

10. Chile — Daniela Nicolas

Standard's Choice: 69th Miss Universe fearless forecast

Miss Chile is an actress, journalism, and sign-language student and currently training in business and retail. In 2015, she suffered from an autoimmune disorder and became a spokesperson to raise awareness on the condition as a volunteer in Anacroj. One of the most beautiful faces this year, this 28-year-old queen is a dead ringer of former Miss Universe Demi Leigh Neil Peters-Tebow.

Topics: Miss Universe , fearless forecast , Rabiya Mateo , Adline Castelino
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