The Miss Universe pageant is no different with other beauty contests when it comes to surprising outcome.
This is when the heavily favored contestant loses to the dark horse. Actually, every pageants have them.
Remember in 1999 when Miss Botswana Mpule Kwelagobe bested the crowd favorites that year like Miss Philippines Miriam Quiambao who ended up as first runner up and Miss Spain Diana Gonzales who ended up as second runner up?
And the last time that Miss Universe was held in the Philippines, (1994) the heavily-favored contestants were delegates from Venezuela and Colombia but the crown went to Sushmita Sen of India.
And did you really expect that Japan will win Miss Universe in 2007?
They are the dark horses. And this year is no exception.
We kinda have an idea that the “favorites” to win Miss Universe this year are delegates from China, France, Malaysia and the Philippines. Latin beauties are somewhat weak this year.
But there are ladies who are under the radar that could potentially deliver a major upset.