Early Favorites: Miss Universe 2018 Frontrunners
Various pageant experts and enthusiasts are now posting their fearless predictions by sharing their list of Miss Universe 2018 early favorites on their blogs, vlogs, and other social media accounts. The 2018 Miss Universe Pageant will be staged in Bangkok Thailand (news article) this December and this will be Thailands third time to host the World’s most popular beauty pageant.
Based on the pageant related sites and youtube channels, here are our top 10 Miss Universe 2018 early favorites.
Miss Philippines – Catriona Gray
Born: 6 January 1994 (age 24 years)
Height: 1.78 m
Education: Berklee College of Music
Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray is a Filipino-Australian television host, singer, model, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018. Catriona also represented the Philippines in Miss World 2016.
Miss USA – Sarah Rose Summers
Born: 4 November 1994 (age 23 years), Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height: 1.68 m
Education: Texas Christian University
Sarah Rose Summers is an American model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 2018. As Miss USA, she will represent the United States at Miss Universe 2018. Before winning the Miss USA crown, Summers was crowned Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2012 and Miss Nebraska USA 2018, becoming the first woman from Nebraska to win Miss USA.
Miss Belgium – Angeline Flor Pua
Born: 17 April 1995 (age 23 years), Antwerp, Belgium
Height: 1.78 m
Angeline Flor Pua (born April 17, 1995) was crowned as Miss Belgium 2018 last January 13, 2018, in Plopsaland Theater, De Panne, Belgium. Angeline will represent Belgium in both Miss World 2018 and Miss Universe 2018 beauty pageants. Flor Pua was born in Antwerp and her father is a Chinese-Filipino while her mother is Filipino and works in an ironing shop. She was raised in the district of Borgerhout and is currently studying to become a pilot.
Miss Venezuela – Sthefany Gutiérrez
Born: 10 January 1999 (age 19 years), Barcelona, Venezuela
Height: 1.76 m
Sthefany Yoharlis Gutiérrez Gutiérrez (born 10 January 1999) is a Venezuelan actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Venezuela 2017. She represented the state of Delta Amacuro at the pageant and will now represent Venezuela at the Miss Universe 2018 competition in Bangkok, Thailand.
Miss Vietnam – H’Hen Nie
Born: 15 May 1992 (age 26 years), Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam
Height: 1.73 m
H’Hen Nie (born 15 May 1992) is a Vietnamese model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Universe Vietnam 2017. She will represent Vietnam at the Miss Universe 2018.
Miss Australia – Francesca Hung
Born: 25 April 1994 (age 24 years), Sydney, Australia
Height: 1.78 m
Education: University of Sydney
Francesca lives in Sydney, Australia. She is from the Northern Beaches of New South Wales and has a Chinese-Australian father and an Irish-Australian mother. She is a professional model. She is studying for a Masters in Publishing at the University of Sydney after completing an undergraduate degree in Arts and Sociology.
Miss Ecuador – Virginia Limongi
Born: 11 January 1994 (age 24 years), Portoviejo, Ecuador
Height: 1.75 m
Titles: Miss World Ecuador 2014, Miss Ecuador Universe 2018
Virginia Limongi (born 11 January 1994) is an Ecuadorian model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss World Ecuador 2014 and competed at Miss World 2014. She also was crowned Miss Ecuador 2018 on May 5, 2018 and will compete at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant.
Miss Spain – Angela Ponce
Born: 18 January 1991 (age 27 years), Pilas, Spain
Full name: Angela Ponce Camacho
Height: 1.77 m
Hair color: Dirty Blond
Angela Ponce Camacho is a Spanish model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Spain 2018. Ponce made history on June 29, 2018, as she is the first transgender woman to ever be crowned Miss Spain and represent the country in Miss Universe beauty pageant.
Miss Thailand – Sophida Kanchanarin
Born: 1 April 1995 (age 23 years), Bangkok, Thailand
Height: 1.69 m
Title: Miss Universe Thailand 2018
Education: Business administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sophida Kanchanarin, nickname Ning is a Thai beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Universe Thailand 2018 and will also represent Thailand at Miss Universe 2018 pageant. Without any prior experience in pageantry, This 23-year-old Banker-turned-Beauty queen managed to win the judges’ hearts on her very first attempt. Miss Universe Thailand is the one and only pageant she had ever competed.
Miss South Africa – Tamaryn Green
Born: 19 August 1994 (age 24 years), Worcester, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: University of Cape Town
Eye color: Brown
Tamaryn Green is a South African model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss South Africa 2018. With her looks and good communication skills, she is constantly listed in most beauty pageant experts top picks.