When Hannah Khayle Iglesia of Isabela was announced as the winner of Mutya ng Pilipinas – Top Model of the World 2017, she was still at a loss on whether she heard her name being called or not.
“Tito Norman, I was a little bit hesitant at first cause I thought I heard it wrong and I never really expected that I will be named as one of the winners”
But among the girls who entered the Top 12, there were only three (3) of them qualified to get the particular title because of their height – Abi Grigsby of Melbourne who stands 5’11.5″, Ilene de Vera of Cebu who measures 5’9″ and the our subject who is a proud 5’10.5″. What helped her bid even more was the fact that she was able to acquit herself well during the Q&A. From that moment on, the new crown was in the bag so to speak.
Since Hannah will have a long time to prepare for her competition abroad (till mid-2018 in fact), how does she intend to prepare for the challenge?
“One thing for sure is I will continue to monitor my diet and I’ll start going to the gym to be 100% ready by then. Since I’m a model as well, I’ll try to improve on my skills so I can do better when the time comes for me to compete.”
And how does the prospect of traveling to St. George’s in the Caribbean Island of Grenada appeal to Hannah?
“Super, Tito Norman! Going to that part of the world is part of my bucket list.”
And a short message to your supporters and followers here in Manila and Isabela?
“Naimbag nga rabii yu amin nga kailyak nga taga isabela. Maraming salamat po sa inyong walang sawang pagsuporta at patuloy na pagtitiwala sa akin.”
Congratulations, Hannah Khayle Iglesia, in your new life as a Mutya ng Pilipinas titleholder! 🙂