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Miss Universe 2022 predictions: Ashley Cariño, Andreina Martínez, Gabriëla Dos Santos

Miss Universe 2022 will be crowned at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States on January 14, 2023. It is the 71st edition of the international beauty pageant headquartered in New York, United States and Samut Prakan, Thailand.

On October 26, 2022, JKN Global Group acquired the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) from Endeavor Group Holdings-owned IMG Worldwide at $14 million. This made Anne Jakrajutatip the first transgender woman to own the organization.

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Representing India, Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu was 21 when she was crowned Miss Universe 2021 in Eilat, Israel on December 12, 2021. The respective first and second runners-up were Nadia Ferreira, then 22, of Paraguay and Lalela Mswane, then 24, of South Africa.

A total of 84 women will compete for the Miss Universe 2022 crown by Mouawad also called The Crown Number 12: Force for Good. After watching the preliminary competition on January 11, 2023, I picked the candidates who I believe will make it to the Top 16:

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  1. Ashley Lightburn, 26, Belize
  2. Maria Fernanda Aristizabal, 25, Colombia
  3. Gabriëla Dos Santos, 20, Curacao
  4. Andreina Martínez, 25, Dominican Republic
  5. Floriane Bascou, 20, France
  6. Ivana Batchelor, 22, Guatemala
  7. Hrafnhildur Haraldsdóttir, 18, Iceland
  8. Payengxa Lor, 21, Laos
  9. Irma Miranda, 26, Mexico
  10. Celeste Cortesi, 25, Philippines
  11. Ashley Cariño, 28, Puerto Rico
  12. Carissa Yap, 22, Singapore
  13. Anna Sueangam-iam, 24, Thailand
  14. R’Bonney Gabriel, 28, United States
  15. Amanda Dudamel, 23, Venezuela
  16. Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Châu, 28, Vietnam
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From 16 quarterfinalists, five will be chosen as semifinalists and from there, three finalists will be chosen to compete for the crown. I believe these will be the winners:

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predicted Top 5 semifinalist

Celeste Cortesi, 25, Philippines

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predicted Top 5 semifinalist

Maria Fernanda Aristizabal, 25, Colombia

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predicted second runner-up

Gabriëla Dos Santos, 20, Curacao

Maria Fernanda Aristizabal, 25, Colombia

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predicted first runner-up

Andreina Martínez, 25, Dominican Republic

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predicted Miss Universe 2022

Ashley Cariño, 28, Puerto Rico

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