Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2012 and Miss Tourism International 2012 Rizzini Alexis Gomez needs your prayers. According to a reliable source, she is terminally ill with lung cancer.
I’m just as baffled as everyone else how the beautiful Cebuana – a health professional no less – contracted the disease. But we all know that the dreaded Big C can afflict any individual. It is possible that she has a weak part in her system that might have led to the same.
This is the main reason why she was unable to crown Angeli Dione Gomez as her back-to-back country successor during Miss Tourism International 2013. Being the real trouper, she still departed for Kuala Lumpur. But then again, her health condition got in the way of fulfilling her responsibilities as the outgoing titleholder.
It is never too late to ask for a miracle. But for now, let us pray for the ease of constant pain. More than the fact that she has given honor to the country in the international pageant stage, Rizzini is like a sister to all of us.
One (or hopefully two) of the thirty (30) hopefuls (watch their video invitations below) of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 will have a life-changing experience tonight once the winners of the beauty pageant are announced at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort & Casino. With both of last year’s titleholders (Koreen Medina and Angeli Dione Gomez) around to give their farewell walk, I’m still expecting some sort of announcement about having two crowned winners with a new international competition to make up for the transfer of Miss Intercontinental to BPCI. Fingers crossed for that!
All videos courtesy of pintura14 on YouTube.
Best of luck, ladies! May the best Mutya win! :-D
Thanks to Kiddo Macalma of TPQ for sharing the above.
All six ladies above will relinquish their crowns come November and December.
Just so you know, the biggest chunk of international pageants are scheduled from August to December. And the list above includes even the less popular competitions.
November and December remain to be the months with the heaviest loads in terms of prestige and popularity. We have Miss International and Miss Earth during the 11th month, with Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Supranational (not be confused with the India-based version) all vying for attention during the Holidays.
And the coverage will most likely get messed up during the 4th Quarter of 2014. I will try everything possible, though, to keep my sanity intact. ;-)
The ladies who took part in the Metro Manila screenings of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014
While the Metro Manila screening was not exactly the crowd-drawer the organizers had expected it to be, there were more than a few faces who stood out that will still make Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 a relatively competitive beauty contest, in addition to the seeded candidates coming from the provinces. And for this year, the sole titleholder will be known as such and will represent the country in the Kuala Lumpur-hosted Miss Tourism International 2014. And this only means that Miss Tourism International 2013 Angeli Dione Gomez will have the spotlight to herself come finals night on August 8. On the other hand, I cannot confirm yet if Koreen Medina will do her farewell walk without a winner to transfer her title to.
Be that as it may, I can already specify Glennifer Perido (former Binibini and Miss Philippines Air 2012), Fil-Italian Patrizia Lucia Bosco, Cristine Cheeny Racel (former Miss Bikini Philippines runner-up), former Star Magic talent Mary Eileen Gonzales, Steffi Gerona (niece of Mutya 1985 3rd Runner-Up Regina Gerona) and Nickah dela Cruz (Miss Meycauayan City during Miss Philippines Earth 2009) as the Metro Manila screenees who will definitely add some luster to the decades-old national pageant.
The familiar faces during the Metro Manila screening of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014
Let’s see who else will join them once all the Official Candidates of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 will be presented. ;-)
The Metro Manila screenings will happen this June 21-22.
The Metro Manila casting call for Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 will take place at Sequoia Hotel in Mother Ignacia Ave., Quezon City, from 1:00-4:00PM. This will be the last stop before the final NCR screenings in the same venue on June 27.
For those who will become Official Candidates, Pre-Pageant activities will be scheduled from July 18-30. Coronation night has been set for August 8 at Solaire Resort & Casino, with delayed TV telecast over GMA-7 on August 10.
Take note of the requirements
Okay, ladies, you know the drill.
If you want to try your luck in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014, here’s another chance at seeking some fame and fortune in the local pageant world.
Top crown this year could be the Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International where the reigning winner (national and international) is Angeli Dione Gomez. Now, even if the organizers have already lost the Miss Intercontinental franchise to Bb. Pilipinas, Koreen Medina will still be around to relinquish her sash since it carries the Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International title.
Finals night is set for August 8 at the Solaire Resort & Casino, with TV airing on GMA-7 two days later.
Keep tab of all the schedules and requirements now. ;-)
Davao City’s Eds Agustin is giving Bb. Pilipinas 2014 her best shot
Eds Agustin (right on the middle) during Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013
You might remember Ateneo de Davao grad Ednornance Agustin sashaying to the middle of the stage during Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 won by the pair of Koreen Medina and Angeli Dione Gomez. She represented Davao City back then. And if she is fortunate enough to enter the roster of Official Candidates for Bb. Pilipinas 2014, she won’t be alone bannering one of the most progressive cities in Mindanao.
Be that as it may, 23 year-old Eds is going full steam ahead with this new pageant mission. Helped by the Kagandahang Flores team, she is in high spirits and willing to buck all the odds in the search for one of the national crowns.
Eds during Bb. Pilipinas 2014 screenings (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
I have included 5’8″ Eds among my Top 40, and I expect her to reach that spot at the very least for now. If she is ready to step up to the plate and exceed her own expectations, then I won’t be surprised with a better placement. ;-)