Miss Universe 2013 predictions: Erin Brady vs Yaritza Reyes?

The 62nd edition of Miss Universe will take place at the Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk, Moscow, Russia on November 9, 2013. A total of 86 women are vying for the title as the successor of Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, 21, of the United States.

Based on the available videos, photos and information online, I and my colleague Erica Diaz Mendoza Lao scored the candidates separately then we combined our scores. Here are our predictions:

9th crown for the United States?

by Jillianina Estevez

Representing the United States, Miriam Stevenson, Carol Morris, Linda Bement, Sylvia Hitchcock, Shawn Weatherly, Chelsi Smith, Brook Lee and Olivia Culpo won Miss Universe in 1954, in 1956, in 1960, in 1967, in 1980, in 1995, in 1997 and in 2012. I predict that the country will win its ninth crown this year. Here are my Top 10 candidates:

  1. Erin Brady (USA)
  2. Amy Willerton (Great Britain)
  3. Monic Perez (Puerto Rico)
  4. Gabriela Isler (Venezuela)
  5. Jakelyne Oliveira (Brazil)
  6. Dominique Rinderknecht (Switzerland)
  7. Yaritza Reyes (Dominican Republic)
  8. Whulandary Herman (Indonesia)
  9. Patricia Yurena Rodriguez (Spain)
  10. Ariella Arida (Philippines)


2nd crown for Dominican Republic?

by Erica Diaz Mendoza Lao

Representing Dominican Republic, Amelia won Miss Universe in 2003. I believe the country will win its second crown this year. Here are my Top 10 candidates:

  1. Yaritza Reyes (Dominican Republic)
  2. Fabiana Granados (Costa Rica)
  3. Erin Brady (USA)
  4. Gabriela Isler (Venezuela)
  5. Nastassja Bolivar (Nicaragua)
  6. Jennifer Ondo (Gabon)
  7. Manasi Moghe (India)
  8. Patricia Yurena Rodriguez (Spain)
  9. Whulandary Herman (Indonesia)
  10. Jakelyne Oliveira (Brazil)


CONAN Daily’s predicted Miss Universe 2013 winners

I and Erika combined our scores. We neither did a deliberation nor made adjustments. Based on our combined scores, we predict that these candidates will make it to the Top 10 but will not move to the Top 5:

  • Nastassja Bolivar (Nicaragua)
  • Fabiana Granados (Costa Rica)
  • Monic Perez (Puerto Rico)
  • Amy Willerton (Great Britain)
  • Whulandary Herman (Indonesia)

We predict that these will be the winners:

Patricia Yurena Rodriguez (Spain)

predicted Miss Universe 2013 fourth runner-up


Jakelyne Oliveira (Brazil)

predicted Miss Universe 2013 third runner-up


Gabriela Isler (Venezuela)

predicted Miss Universe 2013 second runner-up


Yaritza Reyes (Dominican Republic)

predicted Miss Universe 2013 first runner-up


Erin Brady (USA)

predicted Miss Universe 2013

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