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The Philippines is the “Country of the Year 2013″!
What a year for the Philippines! We can say that it “massacrated” the competition in 2013, with superb performances by its five Grand Slam candidates and nearly a perfect record: a record-breaking three victories (World, Supranational, International), one finalist (4th place in Miss Universe) and 1 semi-finalist (top 10 in Miss Tourism Queen). Philippines is the undisputed COUNTRY OF THE YEAR 2013, with nearly the double of points obtained by the country which placed second, Spain.
Spain, nevertheless, deserves our respect for a very strong showing under new national directors and organizations. Brazil stood on the podium for the second consecutive year, again in a solid third place.
Venezuela, with a Miss Universe victory, but no placement in Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Tourism Queen, still manage to wrap 2013 up in a decent 4th place. France followed in the 5th position.
Indonesia truly stepped up as a pageant power in 2013: it had its first ever Grand Slam finalist (4th place in Miss Supranational), and placed with semi-finalists in both Miss World and Miss Universe. 6th place overall, something to be proud of.
The USA, “Country of the Year 2012″, had to settle for a modest 8th place in 2013. Ecuador, on the other hand, keeps on growing: it reached a Top 10 position for the 2nd time in history, this time in 9th place. Another great surprise in 2013 was Gibraltar, 13th overall with a Miss World finalist and a Miss International semi-finalist.
The regional winners are:
PHILIPPINES – Country of the Year in ASIA for the 2nd consecutive year;
SPAIN – Country of the Year in EUROPE
BRAZIL – Country of the Year in AMERICA
GHANA – Country of the Year in AFRICA
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Country of the Year in the CARIBBEAN for the 2nd consecutive year;
AUSTRALIA – Country of the Year in OCEANIA, keeping a long streak going
Congratulations to the stunning beauties of the Philippines!! You tryly rocked in 2013!!
See the complete 2013 Ranking:
|7||UK / England||192,46|
|30||US Virgin Islands||60,70|
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The United States is the Country of the Year 2012
When Misses USA and Philippines were holding hands waiting for the Miss Universe 2012 winner’s announcement, they did not know that that was the decisive moment also for the Country of the Year 2012 award. In a fierce dispute, the Miss Universe victory gave the US and extra edge to crown it as the most successful nation in Grand Slam pageants in the year which recently ended. Although the Philippines was the only country to have placed in all 4 held Grand Slam contests in 2012, the US had a G2 victory, which made the difference in the end.
The Top 3 of the year was completed by Brazil in 3rd place, with a very strong showing as well.
After 5 consecutive years on the Top, Venezuela finished 2012 in a very a disappointing 9th place.
The United States was also named Country of the Year in the Americas. Other continental winners were: Philippines (Asia‘s Country of Year), Australia (Oceania‘s Country of the Year), Wales (Europe‘s Country of the Year), Dominican Republic (Caribbean‘s Country of the Year), and South Sudan (Africa‘s Country of the Year).
2012’s Top 20 Ranking – Country of the Year
|RANK||Country / Territory||Int’l||Supra||Universe||World||TOTAL|
|10||UK / England||43,295||33,696||0,000||97,440||174,431|
In the Male category, Philippines is the Country of the Year 2012
With the winner of Manhunt International and a 2nd place in Mister World 2012, the Philippines is the undisputed Country of the Year 2012 in the Men’s Grand Slam. Colombia, with Mr World’s winner and a Manhunt semi-finalist, and Lebanon, with the Mr International winner and a semi-finalist position in Mr World, came in 2nd and 3rd places, respectively. The Top 20 countries of 2012 were:
Country of the Year 2012 in Asia: PHILIPPINES
Country of the Year 2012 in the Americas: COLOMBIA
Country of the Year 2012 in Europe: SWEDEN
Country of the Year 2012 in the Caribbean: PUERTO RICO
Countries from Africa and Oceania did not place and did not win any special awards in any Grand Slam pageant in 2012.