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REVIEW: MGI 2017 PRELIMINARIES

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:55 am
by muflavanberg
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It's been a while since I made a review. Pageant season is in the air so here are my observation for this year's Miss Grand International Preliminaries.

* The stage is something we've seen before. Not really unique but it is still amazing. I also noticed the steps on the stairs are quite high. I see how some girls struggle stepping down in their evening gown.

* Lees and Nichole have great chemistry in hosting. I particularly love their side comments. I love the way they complement the girl's figure, their natural hair, their bio and their catwalk without sounding cheesy. It was casual and entertaining. You can actually feel their sincerity. I love that they want to start a Yoga group since most of the delegates are into yoga.




*EVENING GOWN PRESENTATION:

What do I look for in this portion: gown choice, styling (hair and make up), presentation (how they walk, poise and bearing) stage presence and over all impact. A big hug to Costa Rica for her great recovery after an ugly fall on the center of the stage.


=D> TOP 5 BEST EVENING GOWN PERFORMERS =D>


1. LITHUANIA - Everything about her from head to foot is perfect. The gown choice, the styling and the way she confidently work the stage earned high points from me

2. SOUTH SUDAN - What a dramatic presentation.

3. UKRAINE - That gown is high fashion and her presentation is flawless.

4. HUNGARY - Beautiful face, perfect gown choice and styling.

5. ARGENTINA - her styling reminds me of Stephania Fernandez.

=D> GREAT HITS: THAILAND INDONESIA VENEZUELA PHILIPPINES CHINA INDIA

:=p HONORABLE MENTIONS: Surprisingly performed well. I want to give them the attention they deserve: ECUADOR, FIJI, MEXICO, UGANDA, ESTONIA, JAPAN and SLOVAKIA

:-O DISHONORABLE MENTION: It's not the worst thing ever but these are somewhat disappointing:
*BRAZIL's gown choice. She has a great body and great catwalk which wasn't highlighted by her choice of gown.
*SIERRA LEONE's gown is like a curtain over a duster
*SERBIA's gown is too busy.




*SWIMSUIT PRESENTATION:

A good presentation for me is a girl who has a good command of the stage with her energy and presence, best showcase her figure and proportions thru her catwalk and pose.


=D> TOP 5 BEST SWIMSUIT PERFORMERS: =D>


1. UKRAINE - Her face, her body and her catwalk scored the highest in my book.

2. COSTA RICA - perfect body and she knows how to show it in her pose and catwalk.

3. CHINA - her catwalk skills is amazing not to mention her figure.

4. PARAGUAY - Another perfect body. She is a pro on stage.

5. SOUTH SUDAN - The best from Africa.

=D> GREAT HITS: PUERTO RICO VENEZUELA PHILIPPINES NETHERLANDS LITHUANIA

:=p HONORABLE MENTIONS: ECUADOR, FIJI, MEXICO, UGANDA, THAILAND, INDONESIA, ESTONIA, INDIA, JAPAN, SLOVAKIA

OTHER TIDBITS:
- What's with Vietnam's make up? She looks like she has big eyebugs.
- Miss USA reminds me of Sussie Castillo (Miss USA 2003) in some angles. Coincidentally both came as Wonder Woman during their National Costume Competition.
- I've noticed most girls are wearing gigantic earrings. Czech Republic's earrings were a distracting.
- Bulgaria needs to color her roots....or was that on purpose. Maybe it's the latest fad. It's distracting in a way though.
- Tatarstan is beautiful. I was surprised. If she could have just given more energy to her swimsuit presentation she could have made it on my list.
- Wales tan seems uneven during Swimsuit presentation. Nonetheless her performance is more memorable than that.