Pageant Predictions


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

CONGRATULATIONS LONESTAR!!!

While many pageant fans anticipated the Miss Universe crown would remain in Africa, the judges had a different idea in mind. And for the first time in 15 years, the title returned to the USA. As such, Olivia Culpo joins an elite group of seven other women who have worn both the Miss USA and Miss Universe sashes, including Miriam Stevenson (1954), Carol Morris (1956), Linda Bement (1960), Sylvia Hitchcock (1967), Shawn Weatherly (1980), Chelsi Smith (1995), and Brook Lee (1997).

When the points were tallied in Pageant Predictions’ 2012 Miss Universe predictions competition, six Americans, a Brazilian, and a Puerto Rican topped the leader board: Bia (Curitiba, Brazil), BuckeyeBoy (Ohio, USA), I’DaHo (Idaho, USA), kyboi (Kentucky, USA), Lonestar (Texas, USA), MSgal (Mississippi, USA), Onixana (Illinois, USA), and tatan0491 (Barranquitas, Puerto Rico) had all earned at least 33 points.

Six of our top eight competitors earned 33 points. But since none correctly predicted Miss USA would win the pageant, the participant who submitted his/her list the earliest won the tie and earned the second runner-up spot. Impressively, tatan0491 was the second person to submit predictions out of all 113 who participated in the Miss Universe predictions competition. In fact, tatan0491’s predictions were submitted on Monday, December 3, long before the preliminary competition on December 14!

But two participants bested the competition, earning more than 33 points. I’DaHo finished in the first runner-up position with 34 points, and Lonestar (Texas, USA) won this year’s Miss Universe predictions competition with an impressive two-point lead and a final score of 36.

Rounding out the top 18 predictors, who all earned at least 31 points, is hbq (New York, USA), Jake (Hawaii, USA), mjoon (Michigan, USA), Samuel (New York, USA), Claudio-RJ (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Marcelo B. (Sao Paulo, Brazil), inoshishi (Tokyo, Japan), first-time participant Pete of PDB, and former Predictor of the Year titleholders P A (aka sunny_air) who took the title in 2009 and HuskerFan who claimed the Pageant Predictions trophy in 2008. It’s also worth noting that Onixana, who placed fifth in this year’s contest, won the 2011 Miss Universe predictions competition with a record-tying score of 37, and Claudio-RJ, who finished in 15th this year, was the 2010 Miss Universe predictions competition champion with 35 points.

USA was the most-predicted semi-finalist, appearing on 108 lists. South Africa appeared on 104 lists, followed by Venezuela who appeared on 101 lists. Australia was on 94 lists, Philippines on 86, Croatia on 85, Mexico on 77, and Kosovo on 76. France was on 55 lists, Poland was on 36, Brazil was on 25, and Russia was on 17. The four big surprises were India (6 lists), Peru (6 lists), Hungary (4 lists), and Turkey (2 lists).

The most-predicted delegate to not make the semis was Puerto Rico, who was on 89 lists. Other popular delegates to not make the semis included: Paraguay (71 lists), Netherlands (60 lists), Sri Lanka (58 lists), Malaysia (50 lists), Czech Republic (45 lists), Georgia (44 lists), Bolivia (39 lists), Ecuador (29 lists), Colombia (29 lists), Finland (23 lists), Albania (22 lists), and Japan (21 lists).

Out of the 113 people who submitted their predictions for Miss Universe, only five correctly guessed that Miss USA would take the crown: PageantFanMA, Ugnis, NUdoc13, WinLoseOrDraw, and BamaMan. South Africa was the unprecedented frontrunner, with 39 predictors expecting her to take the title. Additionally, nine predictors thought Venezuela would win, eight thought Croatia would be the last woman standing, and another eight believed Kosovo would reign supreme.

Lonestar’s winning list included: Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Croatia, Curacao, France, Kosovo, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, USA, and Venezuela. While he incorrectly predicted that Miss Mexico would be crowned, he impressively predicted 12 of the 16 semifinalists, including all of the top-five delegates and nine of the top ten.

I took the liberty of scoring three popular pageant sites’ predictions. All three were remarkably consistent. Had Global Beauties submitted its final leaderboard, it would have ranked 19th overall. And if the J*Lu Blog’s predictions and USB’s Mock Miss Universe results been submitted, they would have tied for 12th place.

As the final MUO pageant of the year, these scores are added to the ones from Miss USA and Miss Teen USA, completing the 2012 Predictor of the Year competition. To see who came out on top and claimed this year’s coveted title (not to mention a pretty impressive trophy and some serious bragging rights), click the 2012 PREDICTOR OF THE YEAR link in the navigation bar at the right.

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! I can’t wait to start all over again in 2013 (hopefully with a redesigned website)!

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Nickname Score Rank
Lonestar 36 1
I'DaHo 34 2
tatan0491 33 3
kyboi 33 4
Onixana 33 5
Bia 33 6
BuckeyeBoy 33 7
MSgal 33 8
hbq 32 9
Jake 32 10
mjoon 32 11
P A/sunny_air 31 12
Pete of PDB 31 13
Samuel 31 14
Claudio-RJ 31 15
Marcelo B./CeloBettoni 31 16
razorback1/inoshishi 31 17
HuskerFan 31 18
Vech 30 19
S.xoxo 30 20
Qban 30 21
NovemberRain 30 22
johnny41 30 23
Valene Ewing 30 24
HerbertBr 30 25
I heart Pageants/IHP 30 26
HasBeenQueenie 30 27
Scotty 30 28
Lifelong Fan 30 29
HakiSak 30 30
C 30 31
RecordSetter 30 32
TeenQueen 30 33
New York Guy 30 34
NUdoc13 29 35
Darby Mckinnon 29 36
PGMomma 29 37
Lion King/Optimus Prime 29 38
RickyD 29 39
gaj 29 40
Tom 29 41
Carlitos 29 42
Georgie 29 43
TNBoy 29 44
Freud 29 45
Nuggest de Queijo/BettoNi 29 46
MoNkayMaN 29 47
Griffin 29 48
Top&Bottom 29 49
LadyRee 28 50
TRTW 28 51
AndjoSant 28 52
Howard 28 53
Holly 28 54
Theo 28 55
History Repeats 28 56
CassySearles 28 57
GoldenBoy 28 58
FashionRocks 28 59
Maggie 28 60
Minnemania 28 61
Pikachu 28 62
MiguelSD 27 63
Tlk2troy 27 64
ETB_CA 27 65
Annie_NH 27 66
mopageantgirl 27 67
Alternate 27 68
EuroChic 27 69
Faux Paws 27 70
ThreePete 27 71
PageantFanMA 26 72
Ciao500 26 73
Duration & Convexity 26 74
MissWorld 26 75
TheMaineEvent 26 76
Salso 25 77
Fadil 25 78
Ugnis 24 79
BamaMan 24 80
CHILEANBOY 24 81
LEE 24 82
BigRedN 24 83
lilmrs 23 84
DataAlt 23 85
Participant 23 86
Bobby Dan 23 87
malu 22 88
Marylander 22 89
WhyO 22 90
hope714 21 91
Miss_Kristin 21 92
Elin 21 93
ClickyRicky 21 94
CopyCat 21 95
WinLoseOrDraw 20 96
lo 20 97
DecadeDude 20 98
bigbama 19 99
WVUgirl 19 100
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Pumpkin Pie 16 102
SoSayI 15 103
Janie 15 104
ruthra/DUDA 14 105
Dragon 14 106
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MissMerlin 0 114
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