Last year, we correctly predicted that Laura Gonzalez of Colombia and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will make it to the Final 2 in Miss Universe 2017. However, we thought Miss Colombia would win the crown and Miss South Africa would be her runner-up.
This year, we will fearlessly reveal our predictions again. Here are the five women we believe will make it to the Final 5:
- 4th Runner-up: Francesca Hung (Australia)
- 3rd Runner-up: Tamaryn Green (South Africa)
- 2nd Runner-up: Yuumi Kato (Japan)
- 1st Runner-up: Catriona Gray (Philippines)
- Miss Universe 2018: Andrea Toscano (Mexico)
*Francesca Hung was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on April 25, 1994 to a Chinese-Australian father and an Irish-Australian mother. She is currently taking her master’s degree in publishing at the University of Sydney.
*Tamaryn Green was born in Worcester, South Africa on August 19, 1994. She is of Cape Coloured descent. She is studying medicine at the University of Cape Town.
*Yuumi Kato was born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan on July 10, 1996 but she lived with her parents in Selangor, Malaysia from the age of 5 to 13. Eventually, she went back to Japan where she works as an actress, model and reporter. Aside from Japanese, she also speaks Malay, Chinese and English.
*Catriona Gray was born in Cairns, Queensland, Australia on January 6, 1994 to a Scottish-born Australian father and a Filipino mother. She represented the Philippines in Miss World 2016 where she finished in the Top 5. On November 23, 2018, she released a single titled “We’re in This Together.”
*Andrea Toscano was born in Manzanillo, Mexico on November 17, 1998. She is currently studying nutrition and neurolinguistic programming at the University of Colima.
We also believe that Eliza Muradyan of Armenia, Sophida Kanchanarin of Thailand, Valeria Morales of Colombia, Belén Alderete of Paraguay and Karina Zhosan of Ukraine will make it to the Top 10.
How about you? Who do you think will win the Miss Universe 2018 crown? Let us know by voting and commenting below:
*Predictions deliberated with Erica Diaz Mendoza Lao