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  • 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

Country Odds to Win 2018 Miss Universe Pageant at Bovada
Canada +1000
Colombia +1000
Brazil +1300
Vietnam +1300
Australia +1300
United States +1500
Thailand +1500
Costa Rica +1500
India +2000
Mexico +2500

*Follow the link in the table to see all options

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.

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 Bovada has her at an incredible +6600 odds so jump on this wager immediately!

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

Year Country
2017 South Africa
2016 France
2015 Philippines
2014 Colombia
2013 Venezuela

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

Year Event Won
2018 Miss International
2015 Miss International
2013 Miss Universe
2013 Miss Earth
2011 Miss World
2010 Miss International
2009 Miss Universe
2008 Miss Universe

2018 Miss Universe Contest Props

Take a peak 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? Odds at Bovada
Yes +5000

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 Odds at Bovada
Male +5000

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.

Winner’s Country by Region

Winner’s Country by Region Odds at Bovada
Americas/Caribbean +130
Asia Pacific/Africa +160
Europe +180

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 Times
Americas/Caribbean 8
Asia Pacific/Africa 4
Europe 1

Winner’s Age

Winner’s Age Odds at Bovada
Over 23.5 -120
Under 23.5 -120

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.

Winner’s Height

Winner’s Height Odds at Bovada
Over 5’9″ (175 cm) -120
Under 5’9″ (175 cm) -120

Four of last six were under after previous nine champs were all over.

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