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. ;-)
Angeli doing a quick change for her formal presscon (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Everybody loves a winner. And that was how Miss Tourism International 2013/14 Angeli Dione Gomez felt upon arrival at the NAIA from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where she successfully completed a back-to-back win for the Philippines in the pageant. Aside from having an impromptu presscon at the airport lounge, she was also feted with a more formal gathering with the press where she graciously answered all fielded questions with a constant smile on her face.
Congrats again, Ange! :-)
The Philippines’ three titleholders of Miss Tourism International
Unknown to some, Maria Esperanza Manzano kicked off our MTI wins back in 2000.
Recency-wise, we can all remember the back-to-back win of the Philippines in Miss Tourism International
courtesy of Rizzini Alexis Gomez and Angeli Dione Gomez. But in terms of primacy, there was another Filipina who captured our first. Maria Esperanza Manzano was elected Miss Tourism International back in 2000. Little may be known about her whereabouts nowadays, but the former Miss Quezon City (before becoming a Mutya ng Pilipinas winner
) must be living a happily married life at the moment.
But even before the three aforementioned victories, the country has already notched two other crowns from the same organizers back when Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International was still being given away as an independent title and not a 1st runner-up equivalent of late. Sherylle Santarin (sister of the late Bb. Pilipinas International 1993 Sheila Mae Santarin) and Racquel Uy were the winners in 1996 and 1999, respectively.
From the same organizers of MTI, we also have two (2) Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International winners when the title was still independently selected
So as you can see, the Malaysian officials of D’Touch International Sdn Bhd
are really quite fond of our candidates in their competitions. And I doubt if that will change in the years to come. They know that we send them topnotch delegates. And being geographical neighbors also helps in facilitating a Filipina winner’s fulfillment of her responsibilities to the organization.
P.S. MTI2013/14 Angeli Dione Gomez will be back home this coming Tuesday. Hope she will be given a rousing welcome as well. ;-)
Angeli Dione Gomez: from Mutya ng Pilipinas to Miss Tourism International
Who would have thought it possible?
The whole country did. Well, most of us actually did.
And Miss Tourism International 2013/2014 Angeli Dione Gomez made sure that she ended 2013 with a big bang of a gift to her countrymen, at the same time ringing in 2014 with our very first international crown for a fresh new period in pageantry. An added icing on the cake is the back-to-back country win in the Kuala Lumpur-based competition.
Mabuhay ka, Kababayang Angeli! :-)
courtesy of jenrofz
Miss Tourism International 2013 is Angeli Dione Gomez (Photo credit: Sash Factor)
Miss Tourism International 2013 Angeli Dione Gomez of the Philippines
Up to the fading minutes of 2013, the Philippines does it again!
Angeli Dione Gomez was crowned Miss Tourism International 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – a rare back-to-back win for the Philippines with Rizzini Alexis Gomez being the outgoing titleholder. The reps of Thailand, Australia, Dominican Republic and Malaysia made it to her court. She defeated 59 other contenders for the honor.
And to the Philippines, the undisputed Country of the Year for 2013! ;-)
Miss Philippines Angeli Dione Gomez (3rd from left) was named Miss Tourism International 2013 in KL, Malaysia