Lining up for her connecting flight to Moscow en route to Minsk, our Mutya is all smiles.
No Louis Vuittons, no Rimowas, no Goyards. Just one red hand-carry and plain (and huge) black zip-ons (aren’t those the kind of bags where you fit in balikbayan boxes for added protection?) which contain the wardrobe Mutya Datul will wear in chilly Minsk.
Miss Supranational Philippines 2013 flew to Hong Kong and, after a brief layover, connected for her flight to Moscow (wishful thinking for some that she stays there till November!) where she will take the momentous plane ride to her final destination in Belarus.
Look at me, Belarus! (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide/Bruce Casanova/Jory Rivera)
While writing this post (with the subtitled Belarusian phrase in the title above), I was instantly reminded of the song “I am changing” from the movie adaptation of Dreamgirls that went…
Look at me, Look at me
I am changing
Trying every way I can
I am changing
I’ll be better than I am…
Come to think of it, she is a dreamgirl alright.
Tonight at 7:00PM, Miss Supranational Philippines 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul will fly to Minsk, Belarus to meet her date with destiny in what could be the biggest challenge in a young life full of hope and well-deserved aspirations.
The road won’t be the easiest to navigate and the language the hardest to comprehend. But our beautiful lass from Isabela is 100% ready – translator or no translator around to facilitate communication. Her presence alone should be enough to start weaving a unique blend of youthfulness, warmth and sincerity.
Let’s see if she will achieve her objective come September 6 – the finals of Miss Supranational 2013. I am quite optimistic about her chances.
Lovely as she can be during the send-off, our Mutya Datul is. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide/Jory Rivera)
Mutya (center) with her Binibini sisters (L-R) Pia, Cindy, Bea and Ara (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide/Jory Rivera)
Mission #1: To conquer Minsk, Belarus
Mission #2: To be the darling among all candidates
Mission #3: To win the Miss Supranational 2013 crown (and be the first Asian to do so)!
Miss Supranational Philippines 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul has these three missions in mind as her send-off got underway earlier in the day.
Our girl is in high spirits. Nervous but prepared. Confident but cautious. World-class but all Filipina in charm and ways.
With the moral support coming from Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta and her ‘sisters’ Ara Arida, Bea Santiago, Cindy Miranda and Pia Wurtzbach, Mutya is all geared up to represent our country in one of the more challenging host cities this year.
And with our prayers and continuous love for our representative, nothing is impossible.
Go, Mutya! Win the crown for the Philippines! PUSO! :-)
Our Mutya Datul in the Miss Supranational website.
This is just a quickie to let you know that the page of Miss Supranational Philippines 2013 Mutya Datul in the pageant’s website is now live. I cannot stress enough my encouragement for you, dear readers, to vote for her. But then again, it will cost you money (at least US$5.00) so I will just let those who can spare the extra moolah to go on with it.
Anyways, don’t you just adore her photo in the same? She clearly floats vis a vis the other candidates. :-)
In a little over a month from now, Miss Supranational Philippines 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul will be leaving for Minsk, Belarus. She effectively becomes the first among the Bb. Pilipinas Gold beauties to go on an overseas mission to try and win honors for the country in the international pageant stage. What fate awaits her in Miss Supranational 2013? Will she be able to surpass the placement of her predecessor Elaine Kay Moll who placed 3rd Runner-Up in Poland in 2012? Will she become the country’s very first winner of the said title and trigger a string of other glorious achievements in the coming months?
courtesy of RemixersChannel
Methinks Mutya will be an absolute stand-out in Eastern Europe. She could even be the Darling of this year’s batch with her bundle of beautiful face, joyous presence and lovely disposition. Now, to translate such advantages to victory would not be an easy task. But I trust our bet to pull out all the stops en route to making us all proud in the competition. ;-)
P.S. Just to refresh your memory, below is the crowning moment video of Miss Supranational 2012 where Elaine Kay Moll placed 4th.
Please indulge me if I can’t stop featuring Mutya Datul. This young lady simply touches me in the right places (and it’s not what some of you might think). ;-)
But when was the last time you witnessed a Bb. Pilipinas winner cried unabashedly on national TV? And it wasn’t just an Eye-Mo filled or crying-but-non-lachrymal-gland-inducing moment. Those are real tears of joy (photo above) flowing down her cheeks. It only means that she was supra-grateful for having achieved something so great and meaningful. It also shows her heartfelt sincerity.
Miss Supranational Philippines 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul is like a breath of fresh air everywhere she goes.
Her smile captivates. Her life story fascinates.
It doesn’t take a lot to like Mutya Johanna Datul. And once you are smitten by her innate charm, falling in love with her natural beauty comes instantly.
Our Miss Supranational Philippines 2013 is going back to the basics in preparation for her big pageant moment come September. She admits to being totally unfamiliar with what Miss Supranational is all about, and is taking all the help she can to get into the meat of the relatively new competition. First off, she has started reading about the Central Europe-based organization, as well as trying out her first baby steps in knowing more information regarding the host city – Minsk, Belarus – which will come as a culture shock of sorts to a sweet girl from Isabela.
I’m sure Mutya is bent on proving that she has more than a pretty face to be proud of. Representing the Philippines abroad is the opportunity of a lifetime. And if the foreign delegates and Belarusian organizers will see in her what all of us find special beneath that winsome smile, then we might just end up looking at the very first Filipina to win the crown that has so far eluded an Asian participant. Timing could favor her upcoming stint. With Elaine Kay Moll and Nanthawan Wannachutha (the Thai 1st Runner-Up) making waves in Poland last year, there will be particular interest in our region’s finest.
Let’s show our love and support for Mutya by constantly showering her with words of encouragement via Twitter (@RealMutyaDatul). So that once left to her own defenses out there in Minsk, she will shine through with the brightest aura of a true-blue Miss Philippines. :-D
A Happy Birthday girl, Mutya Datul is. (Photo credit: Noli Berioso/OPMB Worldwide)
Mutya Johanna Datul turned 21 just yesterday. And what better way to celebrate one’s special day than to have a brand-new crown on top of her head. Our Miss Supranational Philippines 2013 was all smiles as she welcomed guests and greeters, including fellow Bb. Pilipinas 2013 batchmates-now friends Ara Arida (Miss Universe Philippines 2013) and Pia Wurtzbach (Bb. Pilipinas 1st Runner-Up).
This sweet girl deserves the victory. What will be a lot sweeter, though, is if she will nail the country’s first Miss Supranational title come September.
Taping for the big night (left to right): Bb. Pilipinas International 2012 Nicole Schmitz, Miss Universe Philippines 2012 Janine Tugonon, Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism 2012 Katrina Dimaranan and Miss Supranational Philippines 2012 Elaine Kay Moll
Look at the picture above.
And someone hold me down to my seat.
Is that a fourth crown on top of Elaine Kay Moll’s head signaling the formal recognition of a Miss Supranational Philippines 2013 or Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2013 for Bb. Pilipinas 2013?
Please indulge me because I can’t contain my excitement any longer. I would be extremely happy if four ladies will be crowned April 14. It will give my predictions just a little bit of breathing space.
2012's Queens during the Parade of Beauties (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Now, I’m ready to buckle down to the real business of making my own forecasts for the finals. ;-)
Read the guidelines below the poll before casting your votes!;-)
Remember: Just fifteen choices!
Between now and the end of the month, your blogger will be running a poll on Bb. Pilipinas 2013. The ground rules are simple. Just select fifteen (15) – and only fifteen (15) – of your best choices among the fifty (50) lovely delegates of the pageant. By midnight of March 31, results will be tallied to determine the fifteen (15) Official Candidates with the highest number of votes.
From April 1-11, a brand-new four-way poll will be up whereby all fifteen (15) short-listed ladies will get the chance to be voted upon as the Readers’ Choice for Miss Universe Philippines 2013, Bb. Pilipinas-International 2013, Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism 2013 and Miss Supranational Philippines 2013.
I decided on having four (4) separate sub-polls for the titles at stake so that you, my dear readers, can select the most qualified for each crown instead of assigning them based on 2nd-, 3rd- and 4th-ranked placements in just a single poll.
In the event of one candidate topping two or more sub-polls, she will be declared as Readers’ Choice for the higher title and the next-in-line (for the lower-ranked honor) will be picked for the other crown.;-)
P.S. I tried to make a mental note of my 15 choices and I scratched my head afterwards. It’s tough! I had 18 on my list and couldn’t trim it down to 15. Good luck, troops! ;-)
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