Mutya Johanna Datul is distinctly local, while Krisma Pascual is Latina-styled. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Now here’s an interesting pair of Versus ladies. And correct me if I’m wrong, but they come from the same handlers who do are not identified among A&Q, KF or Team JDV. And whoever is responsible for their training is definitely showing loads of potentials in beauty polishing Both Mutya Johanna Datul and Ma. Cristina Ann ‘Krisma’ Pascual are, simply put, gorgeous in two different – but completely likeable – ways.
Mutya has always been one magnetic looker ever since her Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 stint. And because she surprisingly failed to snatch one of the titles there, it paved the way for her to quickly jump ship and swim her way to Bb. Pilipinas shores. And now, she is quite leisurely cruising her journey to become an Official Candidate en route to a possible crown or major placement. Will she succeed? Gut feel tells me that this 5’8″ eye candy will shine well in the pageant. She could be a solid pick for Miss International representation. Problem is, her training ‘sister’ is likewise a good peg for the same competition. So what happens now to………
Krisma Pascual? The girl who jolted a healthy number among us when she was first featured here as the former Miss PSBA (QC) with a very Latina vibe. Just stare at her two photos in this post and you can easily mistake her for a candidate in either Belleza Mexico or Colombia. And up to now, I could not verify what her true lineage is. Is she half-this or half-that? But for sure, she has this foreign mix running in her blood. And that’s the reason why she is a possibility for the Japan-based competition. There is a hint of Melody Gersbach (+) and Nicole Schmitz in her aura. I can’t vouch for her speaking abilities yet. But if she turns out to be a complete package, then watch out, frontrunners!
Bottomline for Mutya and Krisma? I’d say one of them is going to be a firm favorite. For now, I’m going for Mutya.
Mutya Johanna Datul during Bb. Pilipinas 2013 screenings (L) and in two-piece swimwear. (Photo credit: Jory Rivera/OPMB)
One of the more refreshing standouts in the ongoing Bb. Pilipinas 2013 screenings is Mutya Johanna Datul who joined and lost in last year’s Mutya ng Pilipinas. Her aura, helped by a youthful face and lean shapely frame, can’t be ignored. And once she lets out that warm, sunny smile, any onlooker will be fixated on how charming she actually is in person.
Binibini has all to gain in getting this lady on their side. Definitely a loss for Mutya ng Pilipinas, I must say.
Will she be blessed with better fortune and become an Official Candidate very soon?
Kariza de Guzman: another crossover beauty, i.e., from Mutya to Binibini.
Kariza de Guzman during last year’s Mutya ng Pilipinas. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Here’s another Bulakenya
for you, and her name is Kariza de Guzman. While JDV ladies are identified with Central Luzon candidates, this one is said to be part of Kagandahang Flores
. A native of Pulilan residing in Makati City, she participated in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012. She did not win a title during the finals, but her level of confidence has definitely grown throughout the same.
This beautiful young lady (she just turned 19 last month) is a Tourism major at the University of the East. She stands 5’6 and measures 34-24-35. I’m pretty sure Rodgil Flores is preparing her well for the screenings.
Can Kariza charm her way from the first to the final callback of Bb. Pilipinas 2013?
Mutya Johanna Datul: a crack at Binibini this time around?
In Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012, the pageant’s namesake – Mutya Datul, that is – made some waves and was shortlisted as a strong possibility for one of the two major crowns at stake. But after the dust settled, her best was only good enough for Top 10, apart from winning four special awards from the press and sponsors.
The girl is definitely deserving of another opportunity to show her beauty and poise, and with the Binibining Pilipinas 2013 deadline for applications ending at midnight tonight, will we see her crossing over and giving the bigger competition a try? Well, this Isabelan better up her gameplan if she does. I was told that 50 (fifty) Official Candidates will be selected for this batch (to match with the 50th Anniversary), so there’s a pretty good chance of her making it through the intensive screening procedures.
Winners’ row (L-R): Emma Tiglao, 1st Runner-Up; Camille Guevarra, Mutya ng Pilipinas-Intercontinental; Rizzini Alexis Gomez, Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International and Larah Grace Lacap, 2nd Runner-Up. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Mutya-Intercontinental 2012 Camille Guevarra (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
It was a night of ‘back-to-the-basics’ beauty competition. Call it a throwback to the 90s as Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 culminated in the crowning of its winners where two (instead of four) titles were actually conferred but with the two runners-up getting crowns almost the same size as of one of the top finishers.
Mutya-Tourism International 2012 Rizzini Alexis Gomez (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Right at the onset, Mutya ng Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2012 Camille Guevarra seemed to be just waiting for the formal announcement as she was obviously favored the most (even her couturier was given a sash and a cash prize for being picked as Best Designer). The 5’9″ Kapampangan
will now represent the country in Miss Intercontinental to be held in Spain later in the year. As for Rizzini Alexis Gomez, she finally got her wish when she clinched the Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International title after two consecutive (albeit unsuccessful) attempts at Bb. Pilipinas and Miss World Philippines. This Cebuana
will now be Kuala Lumpur-bound for the Miss Tourism International in Malaysia which is traditionally held during New Year’s Eve.
The two runners-up are Emma Tiglao and Larah Grace Lacap. I’m not sure if these two ladies will be sent to international tilts abroad, as it will depend on the organizers’ dealings with Miss Tourism Queen of the Year in China and if the Miss Asia-Pacific International will even be hosted (possibly in China as well) at all.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Tonight, Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 will be crowned. From among the 30 hopefuls, four will be crowned – Mutya-Asia Pacific International, Mutya-Intercontinental, Mutya-Tourism International and Mutya-Tourism Queen.
Here are the ten (10) ladies on my shortlist. Hopefully, all four winners will come from this group.
Mutya Johanna Datul
Rizzini Alexis Gomez
Larrah Grace Lacap
Kariza de Guzman
Dale Ivory Lee
If I were the judge, I would give the four titles to: Mutya Johanna Datul, Kaylee Calaguas, Rizzini Alexis Gomez and Larrah Grace Lacap. And based on past trends of the pageant’s winners, Mutya Johanna Datul (aside from being aptly named as such) is a shoo-in to win the top crown, i.e., Mutya Asia-Pacific International. On the other hand, Kaylee Calaguas and Rizzini Alexis Gomez are interchangeable for the Mutya-Intercontinental and Mutya-Tourism International sashes. Either of them can be sent to either of the two aforesaid beauty competitions. That means Larrah Grace Lacap should get the last prize. At any rate, there will surely be a wildcard candidate who will pop in the winners’ circle. Hard to pinpoint who it will eventually be. My only wish is that one of the 6 remaining beauties on my list will make it, preferably Emma Tiglao.
Of particular note is one very special award – Mutya ng Pilipinas OPMB – who was named after garnering the most number of online votes. That girl is Jillian Deveza (pictured left).
All images above are courtesy of OPMB Worldwide.
The finals will be telecast over GMA-7 at 10:45PM right after Pare & Pare.
Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 candidate #25 Rizzini Alexis Gomez (Photo credit: Dan Douglas Ong)
It has been a rollercoaster 2012 for Rizzini Alexis Gomez, with more of the deep dips than skyrocketing highs. First, her attempt to qualify as one of the Official Candidates of Bb. Pilipinas was unsuccessful. And just when she was hoping to take the place of disqualified Maxine Medina, the slot was given to Ayelee Marie Dasalla instead. But she moved on from the defeat. Second stop: Miss World Philippines. She breezed through the screenings and was able to clinch a candidate’s sash in the process. But that’s as far as she went. When finals night came, she was stopped in her tracks when the cut to the Top 12 did not include her name. Being part of the batch was consolation, but a disappointing loss nonetheless.
And now we come to her 3rd (and hopefully last) pit stop: Mutya ng Pilipinas. This time around, her chances of winning have increased. Aside from having four titles at stake, the contest will surely benefit from her previous pageant experience. Gut-feel tells me that this Cebuana won’t be coming home empty-handed come August 12. I can’t pinpoint which of the crowns will land her head, but there’s good probability that she will earn the nod for one of the Tourism sashes.
This lady has paid her dues. By now, a win shouldn’t be too hard coming her way.
Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 Candidate #17 Mutya Johanna Datul (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
One of the more refreshing faces in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 is a winsome lass from Santa Maria, Isabela who goes by the pageant-appropriate name Mutya Johanna Datul. This young lady has so far won a very special award from the organizers – Mutya Press Favorite 2012 – something that gives her the edge over the other contenders. Not a complete neophyte in the pageant game, she was actually crowned Miss Isabela Tourism 2011. Standing at 5’7″, she could possibly take it all the way and become one of the country’s representatives to one of Mutya’s franchised beauty contests abroad.
Pageant night won’t be until August 12. In the meantime, you can help one of the ladies win Mutya ng Pilipinas People’s Choice Award (sponsored by OPMB Worldwide) by clicking the photo of your favorite candidate HERE.
The Official Candidates of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 during yesterday's Press Presentation at the Midas Hotel & Casino. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
The report made by OPMB Worldwide (courtesy of Noli Berioso) listing the names of this year's hopefuls.
Special award winners Mutya Johanna Datul (L) who was named Press Favorite plus Mutya ng Sheridan and Kaylee Calaguas who bagged the Lito Sy Photography award. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
In yesterday’s Press Presentation of the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Ermita, Manila, 30 beautiful delegates were presented in the last national beauty pageant for the year. There were a few familiar faces in this batch, particularly Rizzini Alexis Gomez (who took part in Miss World Philippines 2012) and Kaylee Calaguas (an entrant in the Miss Philippines Earth 2012). Will these two be more successful in their sophomore attempt at winning a crown? Or will newbie Mutya Johanna Datul beat them to the draw?
The grand finals of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 – which promotes ‘Beauty Tourism’ – will be held on August 12 at the UP Theatre, to be telecast by GMA-7. The winners will (hopefully) represent the country in the Miss Asia Pacific International, Miss Tourism International (Malaysia edition) and Miss Intercontinental.
Good luck to all the ladies!
For those interested in screening for Mutya ng Pilipinas, check out the nationwide Vis-Min schedules below…
Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 Search is On
Mutya ng Pilipinas, one of the pioneers and oldest Beauty Pageants in the land announced this year’s beauty search. Aspiring applicants for Visayas and Mindanao are encouraged to join the following regional screening schedule; Bacolod City on June 12 and 13, 2012 (Tuesday and Wednesday) from 1 to 6 pm at the Grand Regal Hotel. For Cebu, June 16 and 17, (Saturday and Sunday) from 1 to 5 pm at The Orchard Cebu Hotel, Mandaue City. Iloilo City, June 25, 2012 (Monday) 1 to 7pm at the Sheridan Boutique Hotel in Oton
Mindanao Screenings are set on June 23, Saturday 1 to 5pm at N Hotel Kauswagan in Cagayan de Oro City and June 24, Sunday in Davao City. Screening schedule for Luzon and Metro Manila applicants will be announced soon. Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 Pre-Pageant Activities will be held at The Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort & Spa in Mactan Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu and Grand Coronation Night will be held in Manila this August. For further details you may contact the Mutya ng Pilipinas Pageant Secretariat at 09175260777.