Last week till yesterday, Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015 Leren Mae Bautista took a well-deserved vacation in Thailand and Cambodia along with friends Direk Edu Pillora, Domz Ramos and Julius Jaguio of Pegarro Swim plus Maricel Ang of Mutya ng Pilipinas where they enjoyed the sites and sounds of the Land of Smiles before hopping from one temple to the next in Siem Reap. It was a real bonding time that made our Queen relax and be a normal tourist instead of walking around in platform heels and evening gowns.
And since we’re in the subject of Leren Mae, the search for her international successor has already been confirmed as happening in Shanghai, China come November 12, 2016. Now, I’m wondering which of the reigning Mutya ng Pilipinas winners will represent us in Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2016. Ganiel Krishnan will have her hands full in the reactivated Miss Asia Pacific International, while Justine Mae San Jose will be our Miss Tourism International bet after Janela Cuaton’s turn in December (clashing with the other big league pageants happening that same month). Let’s see how that will go.
In the meantime, Leren has already returned to th country and ready to resume her pageant judgings and other commitments. Let me take this opportunity to thank her for gracing the finals of Gentlemen of the Philippines as one of our judges. 😉