FAVORITES: 71st Miss Universe Top 16 final favorites

One contestant will walk away with the most coveted beauty title and crown at the culmination of the 71st Miss Universe pageant this Saturday, January 14 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu of India will pass the new Mouawad crown to her successor at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Choosing a winner among 84 equally beautiful, confident, and empowered women is no easy task and the selection committee will surely have the toughest responsibility for it.

Who will be the next Miss Universe? 

Meet our Top 16 final favorites:

TOP 16

(in alphabetical order)

Aruba - Kiara Arends

Curacao - Gabriëla Dos Santos

Colombia - María Fernanda Aristizábal

Dominican Republic - Andreína Martínez Founier

Germany - Soraya Kohlmann

Jamaica - Toshami Calvin

Mexico - Irma Cristina Miranda Valenzuela

Peru - Alessia Rovegno

Philippines - Celeste Cortesi

Portugal - Telma Madeira

Puerto Rico - Ashley Cariño

South Africa - Ndavi Nokeri

Thailand - Anna Sueangam-iam

USA - R'Bonney Gabriel

Venezuela - Amanda Dudamel

Vietnam - Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Châu

Special mentions:

Angola, Australia, Bahrain, France, Great Britain, Haiti, India, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine


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