Who will win the Miss Universe Final 2016?

Who will win the Miss Universe Final 2016?

Miss Universe: Top 5 fun facts

By Dafni Serdari Jan 10, 2017

With the 65th edition of Miss Universe 2016 looming and 85 ladies from all over the world flying out to the Philippines to compete in the most important beauty pageant of the year, who will win the coveted crown at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila on Sunday 30th January? Read on to find out!

It all started in 1952, when a California-based clothing company organized a local bathing beauty competition in Long Beach. Today, Miss Universe, previously owned by US President Donald Trump, is the most prestigious international pageant.

Watched by millions of fans around the globe every year, it is so popular that it easily beats an NBA playoff game in the ratings. So, who are the most hotly tipped ladies to win the crown at the Miss Universe Final 2016?

Miss Universe Final 2016: Top 10 contenders

Entrant

Name

Age

Height (feet/cm)

Occupation

Odds*

Miss Colombia

Andrea Tovar

23

5’11’/180

Model

5.44

Miss Brazil

Raissa Santana

21

5’9’’/175

Model

7.69

Miss Peru

Valeria Piazza

26

5’9’’/175

Actress

7.69

Miss Belgium

Stephanie Geldhof

19

5’8’’/173

Student

8.23

Miss Bolivia

Antonella Moscatelli

21

5’9’’/175

Model

8.79

Miss Mexico

Kristal Silva

25

5’10’’/178

Model

9.16

Miss Nicaragua

Marina Jacoby

21

5’8’’/173

Actress

9.34

Miss Guatemala

Virginia Argueta

22

5’7’’/170

Student

9.88

Miss Costa Rica

Carolina Rodríguez

27

5’9’’/175

English teacher

9.88

Miss Puerto Rico

Brenda Jimenez

22

5’10’’/178

Student

9.88

Meet the favourites

Colombia has proven to be a tough contender in beauty pageants and it is no different this year. At 5.44*, the Colombian model, Andrea Tovar, who is currently studying Industrial Design and Photographic Image Production, is Pinnacle’s odds-on favourite to win the crown. She has some big shoes to fill, though, after last year’s two-minute-long coronation of Miss Colombia, before host Steve Harvey realised he had announced the wrong winner.

Second place is a tie between Miss Brazil and Miss Peru at 7.69*. The stunning 21-year-old model, Santana, is the first black Miss Brazil in 30 years and an advocate for diversity due to the bullying she experienced for her afro look as a teenager.

At the mature (for beauty pageant standards) age of 26, the gorgeous Peruvian Valeria Piazza seems to have her way with international competitions. Having won the Miss Model of the World 2014 in China, she is now vying for the coveted crown.

Miss Belgium, Stephanie Geldhof, appears in fourth place (8.23*), followed by Miss Bolivia, Antonella Moscatelli at 8.79*. The Belgian beauty is one of the youngest contestants in this year’s competition. With Belgium yet to win a Miss Universe title, ignore the 19-year-old stunner at your own peril.

Miss Universe: Top 5 fun facts

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Predicting the Miss Universe Final 2016 winner

Dazzled by the beauty and unsure which lady to bet on? Predicting the Miss Universe winner among 85 beautiful ladies is definitely no easy feat. For that reason, we took a look at past winners and key statistics to determine the best pick. 

Predicting the winner based on age

Age Number of winners
17 1
18 15
19 10
20 14
21 5
22 9
23 2
24 3
25 3
26 3
Most of the Miss Universe beauty queens were crowned at the age of 18 and 20, which makes Miss Belgium (19) priced at 8.23* – the youngest among the top ten - a good bet for this year’s Miss Universe crown. 

Predicting the winner based on Google searches

Betting on Miss Universe has never been more unpredictable this year. Whereas normally we see a few participants dominating the bettors’ preferences with no more than four contestants priced at odds less than 10.00, at the moment of writing Pinnacle is pricing a whopping 10 constantans at odds under 10.00.

For that reason we looked at the number of Google searches to determine the most popular contestant ahead of the coronation night. 

Entrant Google searches **
Andrea Tovar 429,000
Raissa Santana 380,000
Valeria Piazza 456,000
Stephanie Geldhof 50,100
Antonella Moscatelli 142,000
Kristal Silva 496,000
Marina Jacoby 384,000
Virginia Argueta 342,000
Carolina Rodriguez 43,000
Brenda Jimenez 555,000

** Last update: 10 January 2017

Miss Belgium might have the advantage of age, but does not seem to be particularly in demand on the world’s most popular search engine.  At the time of writing, Google indicates that Miss Puerto Rico (9.88*) is the most popular search among Pinnacle’s top 10 favourites to win the Miss Universe competition.

Whether you go for the odds-on favourite, Google’s popular search or your own instinct, you will find the best Miss Universe odds online only at Pinnacle.

*Odds subject to change 

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