On Sunday, December 20, pageant history was made, as Steve Harvey incorrectly announced Miss Colombia as the new Miss Universe, correcting himself two minutes later and crowning the rightful winner, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. As a result, Pia became the third Miss Philippines to capture the coveted crown.
After the drama died down and we tallied the scores in our Pageant Predictions competition, we had a six-way tie for the top spot on our Miss Universe leaderboard. Balthazar, C, Husker Fan, inoshishi, Joaquin, and Lonestar had all earned 36 points. So we moved to our first tie-breaking criteria. But since none of them correctly predicted that Philippines would be named Miss Universe 2015, we were still deadlocked in a six-way tie. Thus, the tie was broken based on who had submitted his/her list earliest.
The fifth runner-up, then, is C, who was the 130th participant to submit. Fourth runner-up is Husker Fan, who was the 119th participant to submit. And our third runner-up is Balthazar, being the 70th participant to submit.
That left us with a top three of inoshishi, Joaquin, and Lonestar. As the 59th participant to submit, Joaquin took our second runner-up position, and inoshishi claimed the first runner-up spot, as the 41st participant to submit. And winning our 2015 Miss Universe predictions competition is Lonestar (Texas, USA), who was the 31st participant to submit his predictions.
Rounding out the top fifteen were Protégé, PlanB, Stylista Andreas, Claudio/RJ, Med94RN, Miss Understood, Leonard (Optimus Prime), and Holly, all of whom earned 35 points (with the top three correctly predicting a Filipino victory).
The most-predicted semifinalist to make the cut (for the second year in a row) was Miss USA, appearing on 153 lists, followed by France who appeared on 149 lists. Miss Philippines was on 148 lists, Colombia was on 144, Australia was on 142, Venezuela was on 131, Brazil was on 122, and Dominican Republic was on 111. Seventy-eight people correctly predicted Thailand would make the cut, while both Curacao and Japan were on 64 predictors lists. The biggest surprises in the semifinals were clearly Mexico (who appeared on 40 lists), Belgium (who was on 35 lists), Indonesia (who was on 20 lists), and South Africa (who was only on 17 predictors lists).
The most-predicted delegate to not make the semis was Vietnam, who was on 124 lists. Other popular delegates to not make the cut included: India (98 lists), Italy (79 lists), Russia (63 lists), Spain (58 lists), Paraguay (57 lists), Finland (49 lists), Denmark (48 lists), Georgia (47 lists), Peru (45 lists), Haiti (39 lists), Kosovo (37 lists), Ireland (36 lists), and Great Britain (34 lists).
Out of the 155 people who submitted their predictions for Miss Universe, only 18 correctly guessed that Philippines would take the crown: Cronut, HakiSak, Harley, Holly, IHP, kyboi, Leonard (Optimus Prime), Michelle, MiddleAmerica, Newby, onixana, Protégé, TeenQueen, Tlk2troy, tonyusb, TRTW, Valene Ewing, and WhyO.
Based on Pageant Predictions participants, the runaway winner was Miss USA, as an astonishing 43 predictors anticipated an American victory. Nineteen predictors thought Miss France would take the crown, and both Brazil and Dominican Republic had 11 participants foreseeing them being named the new Miss Universe. Nine participants expected Colombia to win the title, eight thought Vietnam would win the pageant, and six predicted the coronation of an Australian Miss Universe.
Lonestars winning list included: Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Curacao, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, USA, Venezuela, and Vietnam. While Lonestar incorrectly predicted that USA would win Miss Universe, he impressively predicted 11 of the top 15 semifinalists, including all of the top-ten finalists! Its worth noting that this is the second time Lonestar has won the Miss Universe predictions competition, as he also topped the leaderboard in 2012.
As usual, I took the liberty of scoring the results of USBs Mock Miss Universe competition. Collectively, USB would have earned a total of 34 points, tying for 16th place.
As the final MUO pageant of the season, these scores have been added to the ones from Miss USA and Miss Teen USA, completing the 2015 Predictor of the Year competition. To see who came out on top and claimed this years coveted title (not to mention a pretty impressive trophy and some serious bragging rights), hover over the PAST RESULTS tab, then hover over 2015, and click on 2015 FINAL RESULTS. Or visit: http://www.pageantpredictions.com/2015finalstandings.htm
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 cant wait to start all over again in 2016!
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|Leonard (Optimus Prime)||35||7|
|Duration & Convexity||32||59|
|Abel in Miami||29||111|
|NC Pageant Fan||29||112|
|Miss State Fair||27||129|