Pageant Predictions


Think you know who'll take the crown? Get your crystal ball and prove it!

CONGRATULATIONS HUSKERFAN!!!

The 2008 Miss Universe Pageant Prediction Awards ended in a two-way tie!!!

When the scores were tallied, both HuskerFan (aka Fashionista) and TNBoy had earned 30 points. So we went to our first tie-breaking criteria (the entrant who correctly predicted Miss Universe wins the tie), but both had predicted that Miss Venezuela would take the title. So we went to our next tie-breaking criteria (the entrant who submitted his/her list first wins). TNBoy was the 40th entrant to submit, while HuskerFan was the 25th, meaning that the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant Prediction Award goes to HuskerFan! (Full results are at the bottom of the page.)

There were a record-breaking 82 participants that submitted their predictions for Miss Universe this year, a 17-percent increase in participation! WOO HOO! All told, the entrants represent 39 U.S. states and 13 foreign countries.

Some interesting tidbits: The 15 most popular countries were USA (81 lists), Venezuela (81 lists), Mexico (77 lists), Puerto Rico (76 lists), Australia (66 lists), Panama (64 lists), India (57 lists), Colombia (55 lists), Kosovo (46 lists), Belgium (43 lists), Norway (43 lists), Korea (41 lists), South Africa (36 lists), Israel (32 lists), and Ireland (30 lists).

Only nine participants had Russia on their lists, and only three (Miss Manners, arthurmaranha, and Valene Ewing) had Italy on their lists. But not a single participant correctly predicted that Hungary would make the top 15.  

HuskerFan's winning list included: Australia, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Japan, Korea, Kosovo, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, USA, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

TNBoy’s first-runner-up list included: Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, India, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kosovo, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Puerto Rico, Spain, USA, and Venezuela.

All in all, the surprises of the evening (NO PUERTO RICO?!?! NO PANAMA?!?! NO INDIA?!?!) seemed to have a definite effect on the scores. HuskerFan won with a score of 30, whereas Freud won the 2007 Miss Universe Pageant Prediction Award with a score of 37. In fact, last year a score of 30 would have barely placed you among the top 20 finishers. Still, major kudos are due to our winner, who made some definite progress in the 2008 Predictor of the Year competition!

In fact, HuskerFan went from 9th place to 2nd place in the Predictor of the Year standings. But it's Buffy, the winner of the 2008 Miss USA Pageant Prediction Award who is currently in the lead! To check out the current standings, click the 2008 Predictor of the Year link in the navigation bar at the right.

It should also be noted that four of the top ten finishers in the Miss Universe Pageant Prediction Awards are newbies to the competition. You can bet they'd be top contenders for 2008 Predictor of the Year, if only they'd joined the game a bit sooner for Miss USA!

Finally, I compiled and scored 10 different Web sites’ predictions for the pageant to see which site was the most accurate. Pageant Almanac won with a score of 29, followed by IndonesianPageants.com (27 points), Missology.org (26 points), Canbet.com (26 points), USB’s Mock Miss Universe (25 points), Chilean Charm (25 points), CriticalBeauty.com (25 points), Global Beauties (24 points), Tom’s Page of Miss Universe Mania (23 points), and Beauty School (18 points).

Once again, thanks to all of you for participating! As always, I had an absolute blast orchestrating the competition, and I hope you all enjoyed it as well! You’ll be hearing from me come Miss Teen USA time!!!

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NicknameScoreRank
HuskerFan301
TNBoy302
Mr. AL USA293
Buffy294
PageantFanMA285
Marcelo B.286
Mauricio Garcia Campinas287
Hooked288
LOVINGTHIS06289
ashleymarie2710
Qban2711
Vitor2712
Pfeffer2713
Jana2714
Scotty2715
MiguelSD2716
ChrisK!2717
kyboi2618
Freud2619
AnnaS2620
miss indignada2621
Ky Fan2622
TNVOL2623
Griffin2624
Bostonian2525
Sindarella2526
Miss Manners2527
MPB2528
Duration & Convexity2529
Antonio2530
Curly Q2531
Luiz_CWB2532
BamaMan2533
HMC2534
Floozie2535
MoNkayMaN2436
Boricua7778/GoVirginia2437
Indiana Chick2438
Bella2439
NC GAL2440
Onixana2441
clem772442
PAGHAG2443
BetoDF2444
Bia2445
Thiago Juliani2446
mountain momma2447
arthurmaranha2448
Allan2449
Aria2350
NeSoDak2351
Tom2352
I heart Pageants2353
rafael-pi2354
RiverBoyWa2355
X2356
Minnemania2357
TRTW2358
DudeInSouthAfrica2359
Valene Ewing2260
Amayo2261
lo2262
Maggie2263
HasBeenQueenie2164
GlobalGuy2165
Random Man2166
Crowned Head/GoldenBoy2167
mopageantgirl2168
OhiaO2169
SanFranGuy2170
Tlk2troy2071
RickyD2072
Med94RN2073
mjoon2074
Chad Mikel2075
Kesriyal2076
Khryston2077
New York Guy1878
Has Been1879
Fred1780
Ugnis1781
LadyChatterly1482
alex c083
ANTSOFAN083
b8s083
Chad083
Chand083
Claudio-RJ083
Dixie083
Future Contender083
GatorMom083
hamontsuji083
honestly083
Jaime RP083
jonestorres083
jp3girl083
Juarez/SP083
juliamatarazzo083
JulieSP083
KL083
Legally*Brunette083
Leslie x-x-x083
Linds083
LP083
Maury Severo083
Meemaw083
Merann083
Miss Congeniality083
MUOFAN083
nutmegger083
Outdoorguyaz083
P A083
PageantFun083
PageantLovingGal083
Paulo Galero083
Philly Fan083
Punky083
Queenie083
RenatoXD083
Rizosmizo083
SandyDee083
Shallow Hal083
Shun083
sw3etkisseszx0083
Tanja083
Tex-Mex083
The Spades Sign083
timmy083
TONY083
V v083
VeteranPoster88083
vinicampos083
Wladimir Senise083
Woodworth083
WVUgirl083
Wladimir  083