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So we’re down to crunch line. It’s 9 hours to the live telecast and who will be Miss Universe 2007 top 15 line up. Who are the Miss Universe 2007 favorites for the title?

Top 5 – Miss Korea, Miss USA, Miss Italy, Miss Japan, Miss Guatemala

Miss Korea Honey LeeMiss USA Rachel SmithMiss Italy Valentina Massi

Miss Japan Riyo MoriMiss Guatemala Alida Boer

Top 10 – Miss Venezuela, Miss Tanzania, Miss Slovenia, Miss Thailand, Miss Paraguay

Miss Venezuela Ly JonaitisMiss Tanzania Flaviana MatataMiss Slovenia Tjasa Kokalj

Miss Thailand Farung YuthithumMiss Paraguay Maria Jose Maldonaldo Gomez

Top 15 – Miss Angola, Miss Spain, Miss Estonia, Miss Serbia, Miss Greece

Miss Angola Micaela ReisMiss Spain Natalia Zabala ArroyoMiss Estonia Viktoria Azovskaja

Miss Serbia Teodora MarcicMiss Greece Doukissa Nomikou

The ones that can also make and impact:

Miss Peru, Miss Mexico, Miss Bolivia, Miss Russia, and Miss South Africa

Miss Peru Jimena EliasMiss Mexico Rosa Maria Ojeda CuenMiss Bolivia Jessica Jordan Burton

Miss Russia Tatiana KotovaMiss South Africa Megan Coleman

So these are my 20 favorites, and I think that I should have a pretty good hit rate and that a lot of these girls will end up as Miss Universe 2007 top 15 candidates. I will providing live commentary for the two hours of the show. Just check back here for updates.


For their 2007 coverage of the Miss Universe pageant, pageant pundits globalbeauties constructed what they call a starting grid. This was in reference to a formula 1 race, with the top delegate in “pole position”. The starting line-up changed every couple of days depending on new pictures of the delegate that came out, as well as through correspondents that were supposedly on site in Mexico City.

Interestingly for us, over the course of the month of competition no less than SIX , yes 6, different girls shared that coveted pole position spot. They were Miss Greece, Miss Venezuela, Miss Tanzania, Miss Japan, Miss Korea, and Miss Spain.

MMiss Greece Doukissa NomikouMiss Korea Honey LeeMiss Japan Riyo MoriMiss Spain Natalia Zabala ArroyoMiss Tanzania Flaviana MatataMiss Venezuela Ly Jonaitis

But today, the final day of competition, sees Miss Korea Honey Lee claim the final pole position. Many, many fans and pundits alike are rooting for Honey Lee and we wish her the best of luck tonight!

See the final starting gridand see if your favorites made the cut!

Flaviana Matata, Miss Tanzania, has all the elegance, energy, and beauty of an African gazelle. She encapsulates the warmth and passion of that wonderful continent, and pundits have been commenting on how she will definitely take the Universe by storm tomorrow evening at the finals of the Miss Universe pageant in Mexico City.

Watch her in her swimsuit and evening gown presentations. And see also how highly ranked she is by Globalbeauties.

Miss Tanzania Flaviana Matata in swimsuitMiss Tanzania Flaviana Matata in evening gown

Tonight’s Miss Universe pageant live from Mexico City will see 15 girls catapulted to universal fame! Who will they be?

I made a list a few days ago: Miss Albania, Miss Angola, Miss Estonia, Miss Slovenia, Miss Spain, Miss France, Miss Greece, Miss Japan, Miss Korea, Miss Peru, Miss Poland, Miss Russia, Miss Thailand, Miss Tanzania, and Miss Venezuela!

But this list will change this afternoon when we look at our final list. Good luck to all the girls!

Miss AlbaniaMiss AngolaMiss EstoniaMiss SloveniaMiss SpainMiss FranceMiss GreeceMiss JapanMiss KoreaMiss PeruMiss PolandMiss RussiaMiss ThailandMiss TanzaniaMiss Venezuela

But now that we are but hours from the competition, my list of the top 15 has changed. I’ve also added 5 more girls that could easily place in the top 15 slots.


In a few hours’ time I will announce whom I think the top 3 girls are! Also, don’t forget to tune in to this blog for live commentary of tonights finals from 9pm EST onwards!