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Miss Universe 2021 predictions: Michelle Colon vs Nadia Ferreira?

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Miss Universe 2021 will be crowned at the Universe Arena in Eilat, Israel on December 12, 2021. It is the 70th edition of the international beauty pageant and a total of 80 women are competing for the crown.

From 2010 to 2020, I and my colleague Erica Diaz Mendoza Lao tried to predict the Miss Universe winners. Before we reveal our Miss Universe 2021 predictions, let’s have a recap of our predictions in the past 11 years:

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The elusive predicted winner from 2010 to 2020

  • In 2010, we predicted Venus Raj of the Philippines as the winner and Fonthip Watcharatrakul of Thailand as her runner-up. Raj became fourth runner-up. Watcharatrakul did not place but she won Best National Costume and Miss Photogenic. The eventual winner Ximena Navarrete of Mexico was fourth runner-up in our prediction list.
  • In 2011, we predicted Shamcey Supsup of the Philippines as the winner and Priscila Machado of Brazil as her runner-up. Supsup became third runner-up while Machado was second runner-up. The eventual winner Leila Lopes of Angola was fourth runner-up in our prediction list.
  • In 2012, we predicted Janine Tugonon of the Philippines as the winner and Olivia Culpo of the United States as her runner-up. Culpo ended up as the winner and Tugonon was her runner-up.
  • In 2013, we predicted Erin Brady of the United States as the winner and Yaritza Reyes of Dominican Republic as her runner-up. Both Brady and Reyes finished in the Top 10. The eventual winner Gabriela Isler of Venezuela was second runner-up in our prediction list.
  • In 2014, we predicted Kaci Fennell of Jamaica as the winner and Nia Sanchez of the United States as her runner-up. Fennell ended up as the fourth runner-up while Sanchez was the first runner-up. The eventual winner Paulina Vega of Colombia was number 4 in Jillianina’s list but she was not in Erica’s list and not in the final list.
  • In 2015, we predicted Ariana Miyamoto of Japan as the winner and Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines as her runner-up. Miyamoto finished in the Top 10 while Wurtzbach went on to win the crown with Ariadna Gutierrez of Colombia as her runner-up. Gutierrez was third runner-up in our prediction list.
  • In 2016, we predicted Mariam Habach of Venezuela as the winner with Raquel Pelissier of Haiti as her runner-up. Habach was unplaced while Pelissier was first runner-up. The eventual winner Iris Mittenaere was not in Jillianina’s list, Erica’s list and the final prediction list.
  • In 2017, we predicted Laura Gonzalez of Colombia as the winner with Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa as her runner-up. Nel-Peters ended up winning with Gonzalez as her runner-up.
  • In 2018, we predicted Andrea Toscano of Mexico as the winner with Catriona Gray of the Philippines as the runner-up. Gray went on to win while Toscano was unplaced.
  • In 2019, we predicted Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir of Iceland as the winner with Sofia Aragon of Mexico as her runner-up. Þórhallsdóttir finished in the Top 10 while Aragon was second runner-up. The eventual winner Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa was number 2 in Jillianina’s list but was not in the Top 10 in our final list.
  • In the 2020 edition (held in May 2021), we predicted Nova Stevens of Canada as the winner and Adline Castelino of India as her runner-up. Stevens was unplaced while Castelino was second runner-up. The eventual winner Andrea Mesa was not in Jillianina’s list, Erica’s list and the final prediction list.

As you can see, all of our predicted winners and runners-up did place except for Venezuela’s Mariam Habach in 2016, Mexico’s Andrea Toscano in 2018 and Canada’s Nova Stevens in the 2020 edition. However, we have yet to correctly predict the titleholder although for several times, our predicted first runner-up ended up winning.

We hope and would like to claim that 2021 is finally our year! As usual, I and Erica scored the candidates separately based on the available photos, videos and information of the candidates available online.

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1st crown for Paraguay?

by Jillianina Estevez

Paraguay has yet to win a Miss Universe crown and I believe 2021 will end this drought. Here are my Top 20 candidates:

  1. Nadia Ferreira (Paraguay)
  2. Jisu Kim (South Korea)
  3. Harnaaz Sandhu (India)
  4. Noa Cochva (Israel)
  5. Beatrice Luigi Gomez (Philippines)
  6. Michelle Colon (Puerto Rico)
  7. Nora Nakken (Norway)
  8. Chelsi Shikongo (Namibia)
  9. Debbie Aflalo (Dominican Republic)
  10. Ralina Arabova (Russia)
  11. Elle Smith (USA)
  12. Antonia Figueroa (Chile)
  13. Luiseth Materan (Venezuela)
  14. Shiyin Yang (China)
  15. Debora Hallal (Mexico)
  16. Karolina Kokesova (Czech Republic)
  17. Ina Dajci (Albania)
  18. Essi Unkuri (Finland)
  19. Daria Varlamova (Australia)
  20. Eloisa Jo-Hannah Seifer (Germany)
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6th crown for Puerto Rico?

by Erica Diaz Mendoza Lao

Representing Puerto Rico, Marison Malaret won Miss Universe in 1970 followed by Deborah Carthy-Deu in 1985, Dayanara Torres in 1993, Denise Quiñones in 2001 and Zuleyka Rivera in 2006. I believe 2021 will give the Caribbean island its sixth crown. Here are my Top 20 candidates:

  1. Michelle Colon (Puerto Rico)
  2. Clemence Botino (France)
  3. Roshanara Ebrahim (Kenya)
  4. Chelsi Shikongo (Namibia)
  5. Lalela Mswane (South Africa)
  6. Harnaaz Sandhu (India)
  7. Nadia Ferreira (Paraguay)
  8. Beatrice Luigi Gomez (Philippines)
  9. Kedist Deltour (Belgium)
  10. Valeria Ayos (Colombia)
  11. Jisu Kim (South Korea)
  12. Elle Smith (USA)
  13. Nora Nakken (Norway)
  14. Daena Soares (Jamaica)
  15. Nahemi Uequin Antelo (Bolivia)
  16. Teresa Santos (Brazil)
  17. Michelle-Ange Minkata (Cameroon)
  18. Valeria Rees (Costa Rica)
  19. Kawtar Benhalima (Morocco)
  20. Anchilee Scott-Kemmis (Thailand)
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CONAN Daily’s predicted Miss Universe 2021 winners

With our combined scores, we picked our Top 10. After a deliberation, considering who we think the judges would choose not who we want to win, we predict that these will be the five candidates who will make it to the top:

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Beatrice Luigi Gomez (Philippines)

predicted Miss Universe 2021 fourth runner-up

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Jisu Kim (South Korea)

predicted Miss Universe 2021 third runner-up

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Harnaaz Sandhu (India)

predicted Miss Universe 2021 second runner-up

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Nadia Ferreira (Paraguay)

predicted Miss Universe 2021 first runner-up

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Michelle Marie Colon (Puerto Rico)

predicted Miss Universe 2021

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How about you? Who do you think will win Miss Universe 2021?

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