And just when everyone thought that the first half of December, 2019 will be extremely busy with the overlapping events and activities of Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Supranational and even Mister Supranational drawing our attention left and right, let me remind pageant fans and followers of another competition in the mix where April May Short will be taking part in. Our Mutya Pilipinas World Top Model is set to fly to the Principality of Monaco for World Top Model 2019 where the international finals will be held on December 14.
Watch out for more updates about our tall and lovely Zamboangueña!
In this blog entry are photos taken from the well-attended Mutya Pilipinas 2019 Press Conference with the new Queens – Klyza Castro, April May Short, Tyra Rae Goldman, Cyrille Payumo and Maxinne Nicole Rangel plus Pageant President Ms Cory Quirino – held alongside a sumptuous Chinese lauriat hosted by Hai Shin Lou Restaurant in Makati City.
The Mutya Pilipinas 2019 Queens and Ms Cory Quirino pose with Ben Chiong, owner of Hai Shin Lou
Just to update you all, Mutya Pilipinas Asia-Pacific International 2019 Klyza Castro will begin her quest for a back-to-back win in Miss Asia-Pacific International 2019 here in Manila beginning September 26 all the way to the finals come October 9.
On the other hand, Mutya Pilipinas World Top Model 2019 April May Short will start her training with PMAP (Professional Models Association of the Philippines) next week before flying to France en route to Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco for the World top Model competition that will run from December 11-14.
Tyra Rae Goldman, Mutya Pilipinas Tourism International 2019, is gearing up for the Miss Tourism International 2019/2020 Pageant that will happen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from October 22 till the second week of November.
Watch out for my blogs about each one of them on normannorman.com soon!
5’9″ Klyza Castro of Davao City and 5’11” April May Short of Zamboanga City made it a 1-2 punch of victory for Mindanao in Mutya Pilipinas 2019 after they were crowned as the country’s representatives this year for Miss Asia Pacific International here in Manila and World Top Model in Monaco.
Both ladies will have their hands full the coming months as they prepare for their respective pageant missions.
Tyra Goldman of Nevada is now the first overseas community representative to win the right to represent us in Malaysia’s Miss Tourism International.
Early strong contender – the statuesque Cyrille Payumo of Pampanga – faltered in her Top 6 Q&A and settled for 1st Runner-Up honors.
Here now is the complete set of winners for Mutya Pilipinas 2019
Mutya Pilipinas Asia-Pacific International 2019:
Klyza Castro – Davao City
Mutya Pilipinas World Top Model Philippines 2019:
April May Short – Zamboanga City
Mutya Pilipinas Tourism International 2019:
Tyra Goldman – Nevada
Mutya Pilipinas Overseas Communities 2019:
Louise Janica Arroyo An – California
Cyrille Payumo – Pampanga
Maxinne Nicole Rangel – Padre Garcia, Batangas
Congratulations to all!
Tomorrow night at the Mall of Asia Arena, the 40 Official Candidates of Mutya Pilipinas 2019 will step up to the stage and vie for national pageant glory. Four of them will be crowned as the new titleholders (with two runners-up), as follows:
Mutya Pilipinas 2019 Miss Asia Pacific International
Mutya Pilipinas 2019 World Top Model Philippines
Mutya Pilipinas 2019 Miss Tourism International
Mutya Pilipinas 2019 Miss Overseas Communities
Mutya Pilipinas 2019 1st Runner Up
Mutya Pilipinas 2019 2nd Runner Up
Who will reign supreme among them? Who will be tasked to represent the country in international competitions here and abroad? Witness their shining moments LIVE.
GRAND CORONATION NIGHT
August 18, 2019 | Sunday | 7PM
SM Mall of Asia Arena
with delayed telecast on ABS CBN at 11:30PM
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With the last-minute entry of former Bb. Pilipinas 2019 candidate April May Short in Mutya Pilipinas 2019, can she be the game-changing contender the pageant is waiting for as potential grabber of the World Top Model Philippines 2019 title in the competition?
You see, the World Top Model finals that will be held in Monaco this coming December 14, 2019 strictly requires a representative who is at least 5’9” in height with modelesque proportions and a bright potential to do well in international modeling and possibly win the top contract of 200,000 Euros.
Everyone during the Press Presentation showed their approval of her inclusion. While there are at least three other candidates who can be considered for this title (Ysabel Napiza, Cyrille Payumo and Karla Lasquite), April has the experience and prior preparation that would make her a cinch to win this honor.
April May Short of Zamboanga City was one of the pleasant surprises during the Grand Coronation Night of Miss Universe Philippines | Bb. Pilipinas 2019 when she managed to reach Top 15 and even gave a good answer during her Q&A with the judges. She was actually one of my fresh picks during the early days of the competition. But somehow, I felt that she was not rising to my expectations as the weeks and months progressed.
Now we are all aware that this tall and pretty Zamboangueña sported long dark hair all throughout the pre-pageant. But on the night of June 9, she suddenly appeared onstage with cropped hair that gave her a modelesque look beneath that sweet exterior. I was told that her trusted team (which included my friend, HMUA Lei Ponce) made the decision to cut the long tresses around 3:00am of Sunday. And the strategy worked because the judges were convinced to score her swimsuit and evening gown presentations high enough to reach the second round.
April May with Patricia Sy, organizer of Miss Zamboanga
Supporters and followers from Zamboanga were earnestly hoping that April May would at least get a runner-up position. But I told one of them that she is still young with a bright future ahead in pageantry. Being part of Bb. Pilipinas 2019 is a good learning experience from where she can draw the strength and improvements for a second attempt in 2020 or 2021.
Looking forward to seeing more of April May Short in future pageants!