On this, the penultimate day of coronation for Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014, let us take a look at the four different faces of the Pinay among the candidates. I took the liberty of selecting Mutya ng Milan Patrizia Bosco as the foreign-bred Mestiza, Mutya ng Cordilleras Glennifer Perido as the homegrown Filipina, Mutya ng Olongapo City Cristine Racel as the homegrown Mestiza and Mutya ng Canada Bea Andrada as the foreign-bred Filipina.
For a pageant blogger and analyst like myself, I don’t really give much weight on such divisive classifications. For as long as a particular contender is most deserving of a victory, it really doesn’t matter to me if she has been raised here or abroad. In the same light, I don’t have any reservations with the mixed-race beauties. This is a beauty contest. So my objective is always to find the best winner.
(L-R) Patrizia, Glennifer, Cristine and Bea represent the four different faces of the Filipina in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 (Photo credit: Jory Rivera)
But for those who would rather favor 100% Pinays, do you mind it if they were born and reared in another country by both Filipino parents? And for those who have no qualms about a stunner with half-and-half origins, do you mind it if they possess more knowledge of the culture they grew up in but keen on absorbing as much knowledge of her previously-neglected roots?
Let’s hear your side on the matter. 😉
Mutya ng Australia Kim Fyfe (left) and Mutya ng Iloilo Froilene Villanueva
Mutya ng Zambales Alexandra Faith Garcia (left) and Mutya ng Nueva Ecija Jackielyn Dulay
Mutya ng Lapu-Lapu City Anna Margarette Bascon (left) and Mutya ng Cebu City Eva Psychee Patalinjug
Mutya ng Bohol Candie Cumayas (left) and Mutya ng Caloocan City Yesley Cabanos
Mutya ng Bulacan Nickah dela Cruz (left) and Mutya ng Daanbantayan Aivy Mae Roselle Castro
Mutya ng Murcia (Negros Occ.) Analita Vizcarra and Mutya ng Canada Bea Andrada
Mutya ng Scandinavia Britt Rekkedal (left) and Mutya ng Germany Deborah Humphner
(left-right) Mutya ng Toronto Christina De Vries, Mutya ng Cagayan de Oro City Maria Leslie Angelina Ghan and Mutya ng Tarlac Cheryl Chan.
The Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 Official Candidates have their schedules filled with so many activities, including sponsor visits to companies and food establishments alike. Just like the other day when they trooped to Century City Mall in Makati City and dropped by Kimukatsu
for a tummy-filling Japanese meal.
I originally wanted to post some of the wacky facial shots that they gamely did for Photographer Edmund Chua (who takes the credit for all the images in this post), but I thought it would be best not to include them anymore so as not to break the poise levels they projected during the same. However, if you want to see all of the photos, click HERE.
Watch out for more future posts about the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 beauties! 😉
Beatrice “Bea” Andrada for Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014
After Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, here comes another ‘Bea’ from Canada. And she will be competing for the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 crown on August 8.
Beatrice ‘Bea’ Andrada from Ontario is the reigning Mutya ng Canada and has been tasked to represent its Fil-Canadian community in the beauty contest which invites representatives with Pinoy roots from all over the world. This lady works as a model for the Toronto-based Victoria Page Management, while being employed as a Starbucks barista on the side. She has been trained by Edgar Sulit’s IPEN for the competition.
Good luck in Mutya, Bea! 😉