What a year for Indonesia! It is in its way to enter the Top 10 of pageant´s powerhouses and could
soon replace India and/or Thailand as Asia´s 2nd or 3rd power.

After Miss World 2016 – Philippines takes the lead again and waits Miss Universe to try to end the year on top for the first time

It is true that in a few days 2016 will be over, however, not in the pageant world. For the second time in two years, Miss Universe from the year before, will happen in the next year. Confusing? To make it clear: Miss Universe 2016 will get to reign only in 2017, as the winner will be crowned on January 30th, 2017. So after the conclusion of 4 of the 5 Grand Slam women´s pageants, the Philippines appears on top, with a small point difference to Venezuela. Considering that both countries did not score in Miss Universe 2006, they have no points to be discarded (well, the Philippines has 0.1, which won´t make a huge diffence here), which means that Philippines and Venezuela will depend solely on their representatives´ performances in Miss Universe 2016 to end the pageant calendar as the #1 pageant powerhouse! It will certainly be exciting!

After Miss World´s conclusion, it appears that Thailand moved to the Top 10 (10th place), removing Spain (now 11th), the best ranked European country. Indonesia keeps on growning and is fighting with Philippines to be the Country of the Year. It would be a first for Indonesia! In the general ranking, Indonesia is already in 14th place, compared to the 24th position it had when 2015 ended, getting closer and closer to the Top 10.

If Slovakia deserved better in Miss World 2016, the simple fact that its representative made it to the quarter-finals, along with its semi-final placement in Miss Supranational, made it jump from 53rd to 40th place, the country´s best ranking yet. The Cook Islands scored for the first time in history, and is now in 113th place.

Next stop: Miss Universe 2016

Points to be defended in Miss Universe 2016, on January 30th: Puerto Rico – 7, Japan – 5.1, Switzerland – 4, Paraguay – 3, USA – 3, Bolivia – 2, Canada – 2, Colombia – 2, Mexico – 2, Trinidad & Tobago -2, Argentina -1, Brazil -1, Denmark – 1, Ethiopia – 1, Hungary – 1, India – 1, Russia – 1, Sweden – 1, Thailand – 1, Ukraine – 1, Ghana – 0.1, Philippines – 0.1.

Country of 2016 – current Top 10 (after Miss World, Supranationa, Grand and International, with Universe to go): 1- Indonesia (18.2), 2- Philippines (16.7), 3- Puerto Rico (11.4), 4- USA (8.4), 5- Australia and India (8.2), 7- Dominican Republic (8.0), 8- Thailand (7.2), 9- Venezuela (6.0), 10- Korea (4.5).

After Miss Universe´s conclusion, we will bring a complete and detailed review of the important changes, ups and downs of the Grand Slam Ranking in 2016.

See the complete ranking:

RANK Country / Territory TOTAL World Universe Supra Grand Internat from 2015
1 Philippines 102.54 24.00 27.84 13.20 11.10 26.40 up 1
2 Venezuela 100.00 18.00 40.80 9.00 5.00 27.20 -1
3 USA 78.82 21.72 34.90 7.10 5.00 10.10 up 2
4 Puerto Rico 78.72 21.60 16.92 10.10 12.00 18.10 -1
5 Mexico 72.80 18.00 20.40 9.10 3.00 22.30 -1
6 Brazil 67.00 19.20 21.60 9.10 5.00 12.10
7 Australia 63.52 15.60 22.92 6.00 14.00 5.00 up 1
8 Colombia 61.70 7.20 25.20 10.10 4.00 15.20 -1
9 India 54.92 18.12 8.40 20.20 4.10 4.10 up 1
10 Thailand 54.78 7.20 5.28 15.10 10.10 17.10 up 1
11 Spain 52.20 19.20 10.80 4.10 3.00 15.10 -2
12 Dominican Republic 50.80 12.00 15.60 4.10 12.10 7.00
13 Japan 45.62 4.80 18.12 2.00 3.20 17.50
14 Indonesia 44.62 18.00 3.72 5.40 9.20 8.30 up 10
15 Russia 43.30 19.20 8.40 5.30 2.00 8.40 -1
16 Ukraine 41.50 6.00 19.20 12.20 4.00 0.10 up 1
17 China 38.88 25.20 5.28 0.10 1.00 7.30 -1
18 South Africa 38.80 25.20 9.60 4.00 -3
19 Poland 37.04 3.60 1.44 23.00 3.00 6.00 up 1
20 France 36.02 15.72 13.20 4.00 1.00 2.10 -2
21 England / UK 31.70 12.00 2.40 5.20 1.10 11.00 up 1
22 Canada 29.10 8.40 2.40 10.30 4.00 4.00 up 1
23 Panama 28.52 4.80 2.52 14.20 7.00 -2
24 Belarus 28.10 22.00 6.10 up 2
25 Czech Republic 26.20 0.00 6.00 14.20 1.00 5.00 -6
26 Korea 25.32 8.52 3.60 2.00 2.10 9.10 up 2
27 Jamaica 23.70 12.00 9.60 1.00 1.10 -2
28 Ecuador 23.60 3.60 4.80 3.10 1.00 11.10 up 1
29 Netherlands 23.20 8.40 4.80 1.00 2.00 7.00 up 1
30 Angola 21.40 9.60 10.80 1.00 -3
31 Vietnam 21.34 8.64 1.20 5.40 1.10 5.00
32 Hungary 21.20 8.40 4.80 5.00 3.00 up 1
33 Paraguay 18.20 3.60 3.60 8.00 3.00 -1
34 Trinidad and Tobago 16.20 10.80 2.40 1.00 2.00
35 Kenya 15.80 10.80 1.00 4.00 up 3
36 Finland 15.30 1.20 2.10 12.00
37 Gibraltar 14.10 12.00 0.10 2.00 -2
37 Sri Lanka 14.10 3.00 5.10 6.00 up 6
39 Iceland 12.70 2.40 1.20 7.10 2.00 -2
40 Slovakia 12.40 2.40 6.00 4.00 up 13
41 Belgium 12.30 3.60 3.60 3.10 2.00 up 7
42 Honduras 12.20 7.00 5.20 -4
43 Cuba 12.10 0.10 10.00 2.00
44 Kazakhstan 11.60 9.60 2.00 -3
45 Turkey 11.32 0.12 1.20 4.00 6.00 -3
46 Peru 11.30 1.20 5.00 3.00 2.10 up 6
47 Italy 10.80 7.20 3.60
48 Argentina 9.90 3.60 2.20 4.10 up 15
49 Kosovo 9.72 9.72
49 Ghana 9.72 9.60 0.12 -4
51 Costa Rica 9.70 3.60 2.00 2.10 2.00 -1
52 Lebanon 9.60 3.60 2.00 4.00 -12
53 Switzerland 9.40 8.40 1.00 -2
54 Greece 9.00 4.00 5.00
55 Mongolia 8.90 4.80 4.10 up 10
56 Myanmar 8.70 7.50 1.10 0.10 up 8
57 Scotland 8.50 8.40 0.10 -11
58 Sweden 8.44 2.52 2.52 1.40 2.00 -2
59 Latvia 8.20 4.00 2.10 2.10 -2
60 Slovenia 7.50 1.20 6.30 -2
61 Botswana 7.20 7.20 -2
62 Wales 7.00 6.00 1.00 up 6
63 Nicaragua 6.92 3.72 0.10 3.10 up 24
64 Bahamas 6.90 2.40 2.40 2.10 up 15
65 Malaysia 6.80 3.60 2.20 1.00 up 9
65 Croatia 6.80 2.40 2.40 2.00 -4
67 Portugal 6.70 1.20 2.40 2.10 1.00 up 8
68 New Zealand 6.50 2.40 4.10 -3
69 Ethiopia 6.20 1.20 5.00 -2
70 Suriname 6.10 6.10 up 22
71 Gabon 6.00 6.00 -3
71 Ireland 6.00 3.60 2.40 -3
71 South Sudan 6.00 6.00 -3
71 Tanzania 6.00 3.60 2.40 -3
75 Denmark 5.90 1.20 2.40 2.30 -2
76 Albania 5.70 3.60 2.10 -1
77 Tahiti 5.62 2.52 2.10 1.00 up 5
78 US Virgin Islands 5.40 2.40 3.00 -1
79 Guatemala 4.92 2.40 2.52 -1
80 Guyana 4.80 4.80 -1
80 Northern Ireland 4.80 4.80 -21
82 Hong Kong 4.70 2.40 0.10 2.20 -3
83 Namibia 4.50 2.40 0.10 2.00 -21
84 Germany 4.40 2.40 2.00 -1
85 Chile 4.20 1.20 1.00 2.00 -1
85 Lithuania 4.20 2.00 2.20 -1
87 Haiti 4.10 2.00 2.10 -1
87 Romania 4.10 0.00 4.10 -33
89 Nepal 3.60 3.60 -1
89 Norway 3.60 3.60 -1
89 Bolivia 3.60 1.20 2.40 -1
92 Serbia 3.20 1.20 2.00 -1
93 Sierra Leone 2.52 2.52
94 Zimbabwe 2.50 2.40 0.10
95 Austria 2.40 2.40
95 Barbados 2.40 2.40
95 Curaçao 2.40 2.40
95 Grenada 2.40 2.40
95 Martinique 2.40 2.40
95 Moldova 2.40 2.10 0.30 up 5
95 Saint Lucia 2.40 2.40
102 Macau 2.30 0.10 2.00 0.20 up 12
103 El Salvador 2.22 0.12 2.10 up 13
104 Israel 2.20 1.20 1.00 -3
105 Rwanda 2.10 2.10 up 6
106 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.00 2.00 -4
106 Gambia 2.00 2.00 -4
106 Luxembourg 2.00 2.00 -4
106 Taiwan 2.00 2.00 -4
110 Aruba 1.60 1.20 0.40 -3
111 Nigeria 1.32 1.20 0.12 -3
112 Mauritius 1.30 1.10 0.20 up 2
113 Guadeloupe 1.20 1.20 -22
113 Guam 1.20 1.20 -4
113 Saint Barthelemey 1.20 1.20 -4
113 Cook Islands 1.20 1.20 up 8
117 Macedonia 1.00 1.00 -5
117 Pakistan 1.00 1.00 -5
119 Hawaii 0.20 0.20 -2
120 Cambodia 0.10 0.10 -2
120 Equatorial Guinea 0.10 0.10 -2
120 Estonia 0.10 0.10 -2
123 All Others 0.00 -3