Miss Universe 2011 season finally started! In the next few days, beauties from 89 countries will fly from all corners of the world to gather in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Despite the competition has just already begun, it's not a secret that everybody already had their first set of favorites, including ourselves. This initial list of Leaderboard reflects our choice based on our impression of the girls pre-arrival pictures. And here are the 15 strongest contenders plus another 5 alternates in our opinion, for the moment ...
First let's meet the best of the best of our Leaderboard. This Leaderboard is perhaps similar to the Miss USA Leaderboard in which once again red-haired Alyssa Campanella leads the pack. The only difference, this time Campanella is no longer a representative of California but USA. Coming close in second place is the sultry contestant with the longest legs in the universe, China. The Goddess of Beauty from Kosovo, Aferdita, is the third in our list. While two other spots in the top tier of our Leaderboard belongs to Panama, who impressed us with her performance in various glam shots, and Angola, the token black beauty and quite possibly the most beautiful one among the Portuguese-speaking delegates.
Top 5 Leaderboard
Next, let's meet another 10 girls whom we think also have a strong chance for at least make a Top 15 placement on the final night and another 5 girls who could possibly pull a surprise (in a good way) and sneak into the Top 15.
Top 20 Leaderboard
11. Costa Rica
15. Puerto Rico
16. Czech Republic
19. Trinidad & Tobago
So what do you think about our Leaderboard? Satisfied? Not satisfied? Don't worry because it is not the final one yet. There are still a long journey ahead, and expect a lot of changes and surprises to happen during the next couple weeks. Until then ... stay tuned!
Special thanks to Yoghi Martino Yulian for the amazing banners for our Leaderboard!