38 of the 40 Official Candidates for Mutya Pilipinas 2019 have already been selected by an esteemed panel headed by President Cory Quirino at the Ascott Makati.
The 38 ladies include the provincial winners and the representatives of the Overseas Filipino Communities of Los Angeles, Arizona, Ilinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Bahrain, UAE, Canada and Australia. Two more seeded delegates will check-in this coming Monday to complete the roster.
Standouts are two statuesque ladies from New Jersey (Ysabel Napiza) and Pampanga (Cyrille Payumo) plus Karla Lasquite of Cebu and Klyza Castro of Davao City.
Get to know them more during the Press Presentation this coming August 1 at Citadines Manila Bay.
The 50-year old beauty organization – Mutya ng Pilipinas – announces its new management led by media celebrity and women empowerment advocate Cory Quirino as its President.
Ms. Quirino brings with her six successful years in pageantry having produced outstanding winners including one major international crown.
Fred Yuson, Chairman of Mutya ng Pilipinas, revealed the strategic move as “one which will positively secure the future of the organization.”
Quirino shared, “In the search for the Hometown Girl, we at Mutya intend to give every young lady who dreams of having a crown on her head and a chance to be discovered.”
Instrumental in bridging Mutya closer to aspiring candidates was the signing of an MOU with the Liga ng mga Barangay headed by Kapitana Eden Pineda under the auspices of DILG Usec. for Barangay Affairs, Martin Diño.
“Wherever the Filipina is and whatever hometown she resides in, whether here or abroad, we extend a warm invitation to her to become a member of the Mutya ng Pilipinas family”, announced Cory Quirino.
Meanwhile, the official search of Mutya ng Pilipinas begins on April 2019. Coronation night is set for August, 2019.
Darlings of the Press
Inside the combined function rooms of Ascott Makati all the way to the poolside area, the 50th Mutya ng Pilipinas Press Presentation was held in front of a record number of guests from across all segments of media. The fifty (50) candidates jockeyed up for positions in front of everyone and took to the spotlight to show who will shine better than the rest. Pageant President Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo was overfilled with joy given the high turnout of attendance that she even announced the upcoming release the commemorative book that will detail the history of Mutya ng Pilipinas from 1968 to the present.
During the voting for Darling of the Press (left photo), Candidate #48 Mary Justine Teng of Muntinlupa City garnered the highest number of support, followed by #23 Agatha Romero of Manila and #21 Nina Ancheta of Los Angeles.
Other standouts who were given long exposures during the open mic session are #24 Pauline Amelinckx of Bohol, #19 Sharifa Akeel of Sultan Kudarat, #46 Aya Fernandez of Taguig and #47 Mariafe Loayon of Cebu.
Here are the individual photos of the candidates as photographed by Joy Arguil.
I am very pleased to be part of this documentary video – “It Takes A Village to make a Beauty Queen” by QueenMaker Philippines – for the 50th Mutya Ng Pilipinas.
Watch me below as I share my thoughts alongside pageant experts/personalities like Arnold Mercado of Aces & Queens, Rodgil Flores of Kagandahang Flores Beauty Camp, Jontie Martinez of Galatea, Shandy Montecarlo Lim, Noel Garrovillo, Makoy Manlapaz and Mark Arthur Payumo Abalos.
The docu-video was shot at the Globe Studios of Globe Iconic BHS and during the Final Screening of Mutya ng Pilipinas at Ascott Makati.
From among the dozens of beautiful applicants who attended the Manila Screening of the 50th Mutya Ng Pilipinas last Sunday at the Ascott Makati, who will be the chosen ones to fill up the remaining spots to complete the roster of 50 #MutyaGold Official Candidates?
I can tell you now that the selection will be tough. Nearly 3/4 of the total have already been selected from all the qualifiers in the regional/provincial and overseas communities levels combined. Do the math if you will.
Photos by Joy Arguil
It’s our golden year!
O ikaw.. o ikaw na nga..
Ikaw na ba ang hinahanap na Mutya?
Narito na ang “Manila Screening” para sa Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2018 – ang iyong pagkakataon upang maipakita ang angkin mong ganda, talino at halina!
Maging bahagi ng ginintuang taon. Sa ika-15 ng Hulyo, taong kasalukuyan, pumunta sa Ascott Makati simula alas-dos ng hapon. Humarap nang buong ningning sa mga hurado at patunayan na ikaw ay karapat-dapat na maging isa sa mga opisyal na kandidata.
• Natural Born Female; High School Graduate. At least 18 but not more than 24 years old; with a minimum height of 5’5”;
• Must be least a high school graduate
• Must possess beauty of face and figure, has an outstanding personality, smart and witty;
• Must be single and never been married;
• Must have never been pregnant;
• Must be of Filipino ancestry, with at least one (1) grandparent in the direct paternal or maternal line possessing Filipino citizenship
• One Colored Passport size photo, one colored head shot and one Colored Full Body shot in swimsuit
• Photocopy of Birth Certificate
• Photocopy of High School Diploma, if available
• Overseas participants must submit proof of Filipino ancestry in the form of a certified true copy of the Birth Certificate of either the Filipino grandparents or parents.
Please visit our website, http://www.mutyapilipinas.com or our facebook page facebook.com/mutyangpilipinaspageant and watch out for our screening and regional competitions in your are!
Baka ikaw na nga ang natatanging Mutya!