just noticed this post.
I would swear it wasnt there earlier but what do I know.
I prefer the first of these but the light in the background is probably worth toning down.
seeing some jpg artifacts on the face too, assume they are artifacts,
if not, it would be worth a bit of a touch up on the face.
I think the skintones appear a bit over saturated too, but isnt necessarily a bad thing.
not sure about the empty space on the left, although this will appeal to some, you could probably crop a bit from the left, especially if you were considering hanging this one.
the second has appeal also, but the foreground leaves going over the arm are a bit of a bummer