Saturday, August 12, 2017

Miss Russia 2017 Polina Popova: Miss Universe or Miss World?

Miss Russia 2017 Polina Popova. Photo credit to the rightful owner. 



Miss Russia 2017 Polina Popova.
Photo credit to the rightful owner. 
The reigning Miss Russia 2017 Polina Popova is set to compete for the Miss World pageant this year. Without a doubt, the 22 year-old model who speaks fluent English and Chinese has the superior beauty and the sterling qualities of a winner.

Would it be wiser for Polina to compete in Julia Morley’s pageant knowing the ambiguity of MW’s criteria in choosing the winner?

Last year, heavy favorite Catriona Gray dominated the Miss World leaderboard only to be eclipsed by Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico who did not even manage to win a single fast-tract competition. The inclusion of the national director sitting in the pageant panel also questioned the credibility of the pageant’s result which left a throng of dismayed fans and pageant enthusiasts around the world. The mere thought of having a national director in the judging panel with her delegate placing high in the winning circle always invites a cloud of doubt hovering over the integrity of the results.

So if I were Polina’s handler, a stunning beauty like her should go to a more prestigious and shall I say more popular (credible) pageant where winning is solely based on the contestants’ own merits and performance. 


I sincerely hope, the odds will be on Polina's favor if indeed she chooses to compete in Miss World. 


Miss Russia 2017 Polina Popova. Photo credit to the rightful owner. 
Miss Russia 2017 Polina Popova. Photo credit to the rightful owner. 



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