- 2018 Miss Universe pageant begins December 16th
- We’ve rounded up the best and most entertaining prop bets to lay a wager on
- There are plenty of great value picks to be found
Odds have been set for the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant and we have you covered with the best bets and props to wager on, including one that would be too good to be true if it happened again. There is almost a virtual certainty it won’t, but if it somehow did it would break the Internet yet again. The 67th running of this contest is slated for December 16th, 2018 in Thailand, so let’s take a look at who the favorites are.
2018 Miss Universe Contest Odds
Odds taken Nov. 27, 2018
What to Expect from 2018 Miss Universe Contestants
There will be no shortage of interesting ladies competing for the coveted crown with 94 women vying for the prestigious title. Without further adieu, here is a more extensive look at some of the contestants.
Get to know some of the 2018 #MissUniverse contestants a little better before they compete on a global stage. Tune in to see who takes home the crown Dec 16 at 7p ET LIVE on @FOXtv. ? pic.twitter.com/93ArwmfJmm
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) 26 November 2018
As expected, there will be a lot of interesting outfits worn, with a few in particular catching the eye of the Twittersphere – like Japanese sensation Yuumi Kato who will be outfitted like Sailor Moon.
Miss Philippines an Enormous Value at +6600
Catriona Magnayon Gray is coming off a Miss Universe Philippines title in addition to previously being named Miss World Philippines in 2016 – making her the first woman ever to earn victory in both World and Universe national titles. Some sportsbooks have her the betting favorite yet others have her at an incredible +6600 odds so jump on this wager immediately!
— Kristen Neville (@ScornedWomanX) 27 November 2018
Venezuela is a Solid Value Pick at +4000
In the last decade Venezuela has been a force in this competition – winning three times (2008, 2009, 2013), so at +4000, you could do a lot worse in betting on great value to emerge victorious.
Last 5 Winners of Miss Universe Contest
Taking that even further, however, shows that Venezuela has been outstanding in major pageants since 2008.
Major Beauty Pageants won by Venezuela in the Last 10 Years
2018 Miss Universe Contest Props
Take a peek at some of the more entertaining prop bets available this year.
Will Steve Harvey Announce the Wrong Winner?
|Will Steve Harvey Announce the Wrong Winner?
This one has all the makings of yet another incredible moment to send everyone in a tizzy. As a refresher, watch this video from 2015 when host Steve Harvey incorrectly names Miss Colombia the winner instead of Miss Philippines.
He hasn’t had an epic faceplant in two subsequent pageants, so don’t expect him to do it again. But I think we can all agree that would be absolutely fantastic.
Winner’s Gender at Birth
|Winner’s Gender at Birth
This pageant will make history with the first ever transgender woman competing – Angela Ponce from Spain, who also happened to be the first to be crowned Miss Universe Spain. She is the only transgender woman taking part, meaning your odds of being correct at +5000 are 1-in-94.
Angela Ponce is the first transgender woman to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. pic.twitter.com/5SYBw72dHa
— AJ+ (@ajplus) 12 July 2018
Winner’s Country by Region
|Winner’s Country by Region
Here is the breakdown of the Winner’s Country by Region for the last 13 Miss Universe Pageants.
Last 13 Winners of the Miss Universe Pageant
|Winners Country by Region
Three of the last five winners have been over 23.5, following a run of 10 of eleven being under. 55 of 94 competitors this year, however, are under 23.5 so that’s where the best odds are.
|Over 5’9″ (175 cm)
|Under 5’9″ (175 cm)
Four of last six were under after previous nine champs were all over.