Miss Universe 2014 predictions: Kaci Fennell vs Nia Sanchez?

The 63rd edition of Miss Universe will take place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, United States on January 25, 2015. A total of 88 women are vying for the title as the successor of Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, 26, of Venezuela.

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. Nia Sanchez (USA)
  2. Tegan Martin (Australia)
  3. Migbelis Castellanos (Venezuela)
  4. Paulina Vega (Colombia)
  5. Yasmin Verheijen (Netherlands)
  6. Kaci Fennell (Jamaica)
  7. Gabriela Berrios (Puerto Rico)
  8. Valentina Bonariva (Italy)
  9. Melissa Gurgel (Brazil)
  10. Camille Cerf (France)


1st crown for Jamaica?

by Erica Diaz Mendoza Lao

Jamaica has yet to have a Miss Universe crown. I believe the country will win its first one this year. Here are my Top 10 candidates:

  1. Kaci Fennell (Jamaica)
  2. Anđelka Tomašević (Serbia)
  3. Christie Desir (Haiti)
  4. Abena Appiah (Ghana)
  5. Noyonita Lodh (India)
  6. Ziphozakhe Zokufa (South Africa)
  7. Nia Sanchez (USA)
  8. Melissa Gurgel (Brazil)
  9. Migbelis Castellanos (Venezuela)


CONAN Daily’s predicted Miss Universe 2014 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:

  • Chantal Zaky (Jamaica)
  • Karina Gonzalez (Mexico)
  • Shilpa Singh (India)
  • Renae Ayris (Australia)
  • Elizabeta Burg (Croatia)

We predict that these will be the winners:

Anđelka Tomašević (Serbia)

predicted Miss Universe 2014 fourth runner-up


Melissa Gurgel (Brazil)

predicted Miss Universe 2014 third runner-up


Migbelis Castellanos (Venezuela)

predicted Miss Universe 2014 second runner-up


Nia Sanchez (USA)

predicted Miss Universe 2014 first runner-up


Kaci Fennell (Jamaica)

predicted Miss Universe 2014

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