In a matter of few hours, reigning Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will crown her successor at Miss Universe 2018 final on December 16. And it is time to see who is leading the race to win the title at the 67th edition of the Miss Universe beauty pageant held in Bangkok, Thailand. One name who is dominating the winner predictions is Miss Philippines 2018, Catriona Gray. The 24-year-old has been touted as the top contender to win the Miss Universe 2018 crown. Apart from Catriona Gray, the other front-runners are Miss Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega, Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green, Miss India Nehal Chudasama. Of course, this is what the internet and experts feel based on the buzz created by these contestants so far in Miss Universe 2018 prelims such as swimsuit round and evening gown walk. Miss Universe 2018 Swimsuit Round: Contestants Flaunting Their Killer Beach Ready Bodies in Bangkok, Thailand (See Pics).
The competition has seen the participation of ninety-four beauty queens across the globe. Ahead of the opulent coronation at Impact, Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok, Thailand, we will take a good look at the six names who are seen as hot-favourites to win the coveted Miss Universe 2018 crown and sash. Miss Universe 2018 Live Streaming, Date, Time & Venue: Everything You Need to Know About the Coveted Beauty Pageant Which Will Take Place in Bangkok, Thailand.
Miss Philippines 2018 – Catriona Gray
Born in Australia, Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray missed out on winning Miss World 2016 title and had to be content with a top-five finish. Well, the Australia-born Philippines beauty queen is in Bangkok to compensate for that defeat with a bigger title, Miss Universe. The former martial artist who is wooing the world as a fashion model is everyone’s favourite. Be it her rendition of "I can't make you love me," or that viral ‘slow-mo twirl’ in a hot bikini, Catriona is a rage among the netizens. Who Is Catriona Gray at Miss Universe 2018? Miss India Nehal Chudasama Faces Tough Competition From Hot Miss Philippines! (See Pics).
Miss Puerto Rico 2018 - Kiara Ortega
Miss Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega is also in contention to bag the big title. The 25-year-old Rincon native has made a name for herself with her extensive social work back in her country. Not just the humanitarian work, Miss Puerto Rico is a stunner when it comes to making glamorous appearances. She is a perfect combination of beauty and brains.
Miss India 2018 – Nehal Chudasama
The 22-year-old Chennai girl is representing India at the Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok. Nehal Chudasama is a model and a fitness consultant with a motivating backstory. The gorgeous diva battled past eating disorders and OCD as an obese teenager. But she worked hard towards a better life, and she believes her confidence is her superpower. Miss Universe 2018: Nehal Chudasama from India as Rani Rudhramadevi for National Costume Round in Thailand – See Pic.
Miss South Africa 2018 - Tamaryn Green
Can Tamaryn Green make it two in two years for South Africa? The nation would be wishing for Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters to crown her countrywoman. And the wish is not entirely far-fetched. The 24-year-old final-year medical student from Worcester is a survivor and a fighter. She fought tuberculosis and stands at the coveted international platform to represent her nation.
Miss Mexico 2018 – Andrea Toscano
Do not be confused by her delicate doll image. She is a tough nut to crack. Miss Mexico 2018 Andrea Toscano boasts of great mental strength and compassion. When her parents divorced early, the girl stepped up to take on the role of guiding her siblings. She is also studying at the University of Colima the Nutrition major and a diploma in neurolinguistic programming.
Miss Colombia 2018 - Valeria Morales
The 20-year-old Social Communication student who got dragged in an uncalled-for controversy at the ongoing competition. Valeria Morales was mocked for her silent demeanour and lack of communication by Miss USA, Sarah Rose Summers. Nevertheless, Miss Colombia 2018 remains unaffected and has set her eyes on the crown.
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So that was our best pick to win the Miss Universe 2018 crown. Of course, there are others who are equally great in their conduct and achievements at the beauty competition. Once the top-20 are announced, it is anybody’s game, and we wish the best person win.