In what can be considered as one of the most lavish and excellently-mounted provincial pageants in the Philippines, Mutia ti La Union 2020 culminated in the crowning of its new Queens last March 2 at the Poro Point Baywalk in the City of San Fernando, La Union.
Divina Marie Villanueva of Sudipen, an Accounting graduate who plans to pursue Law Studies, was adjudged big winner of the competition after outclassing nineteen other contenders all the way to a cash prize of P100,000.00 and a reign that will open new doors of opportunities amidst the province’s efforts to bring its Agri-Tourism Campaign to greater heights.
Crowned as Mutia ti La Union Turismo is Fe Ladyma Abacco of Rosario, with Shaira May Soria of Pugo claiming the first-ever Mutia ti La Union Agrikultura title. Rounding up the magic circle of winners are runners-up Christine Jan Padua of Balaoan and Roxanne Danielle Sanglay of the City of San Fernando, respectively.
An impressive panel of judges – chaired by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray along with Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup Lee, Designer Albert Andrada, actor Marco Gumabao, Hon. Christopher de Venecia, H.E. Igor Khovaev of the Russian Federation and Comm. Greco Belgica – had their work out cut out from start to finish.
The entire production – another #TheatricalExperience from Lumina Events Management Inc. – was an outstanding feat with all the makings of a pageant that can rival the best of their national level counterparts.
Kudos to everyone involved in this annual event from the Provincial Government of La Union headed by Governor Pacoy Ortega, the Tourism Information Office, the City of San Fernando and all nineteen municipalities that united towards a hugely successful undertaking!
#mutiatilaunion #mlu2020 #iloveLaUnion
A video clip and photos of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray (with Vicky Belo and her mom Mita) in Milan, Italy for Milan Fashion Week. She wore Prada.
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has been recently appointed by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts as its Arts Ambassador 2020. In her own words, our Queen spoke about her new role:
“Such an honor to be recognized as the 2020 Ambassador for the Arts by the Philippine National Commission of Culture and Arts @nccaofficial…
I believe artists always create with intention. And in my pursuit to conquer my universe and to achieve my dream I sought to take the opportunity to celebrate our national Philippine heritage, art, history, textiles, music and dance to bring forth a new found interest in Philippine Arts to the younger generation. It brings me great pride to continue sharing our unique, Filipino heritage in the arts to my universal platform as it has become my advocacy, aside from advocating for education and HIV/AIDS, to advocate for love of country.”
Glam by @antonpatdu @hairbybrentsales @justine.aliman19 in @jearsond
Watch her video below.
What wonderful things await the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Official Candidates during the two months of pre-pageant competition?
Take it from the organization:
“A holistic approach to the development of every contestant will be employed in Miss Universe Philippines. For 2 months, they will be trained in hairstyling and make up by Mickey See with Nix Studio, master the art of doing question and answer with Ana Teresa Licaros and Atty Nad Bronce, enhance understanding of women empowerment with Lia Ramos, learn how to work the runway from Jonas Gaffud, and attend insightful talks by Shamcey Supsup, Pia Wurtzbach, Catriona Gray, Venus Raj, and many more! If you want to witness your own beautiful transformation, join Miss Universe Philippines today!”
A new Binibining Cebu has been crowned, and just as I had predicted, Beatrice Luigi Gomez came out as the big finisher. She is the third titleholder of the pageant and the first openly lesbian winner at that. She was crowned by last year’s Steffi Aberasturi along with Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, Cary Santiago and Kenneth Cobonpue.
The complete honor roll:
Binibining CEBU 2020
Beatrice Luigi Gomez of #SanFernando
Binibining Cebu Tourism 2020
Ameena Allababidi of #Cordova
Binibining Cebu Charity 2020
Betty Davis of #CebuCityNorth
Binibining Cebu Heritage 2020
Marla Alforque of #CarcarCity
Binibining Cebu Ecology 2020
Amanda Basnillo of #Dalaguete
Catriona Gray to Perform in Binibining CEBU 2020 Coronation Night
“To everyone with a dream, know that your dreams are valid and on your path you are never denied, only redirected.” It has been a month since Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray delivered this line in her farewell speech when she passed on her crown to her successor. But to this day, her dreams and mission lives on.
On January 13, 2020, Catriona will grace Cebu’s stage for the first time since she won the most coveted title in the universe and will witness the dreams of five Cebuanas come true. With dreams for one’s self and dreams for Cebu, fifty four beautiful and stunning Cebuanas will vie for five crowns in the third edition of Binibining Cebu.
Produced by SHS-B Batch 1985 Foundation, Inc. together with Bb. Sugbu Charity Foundation, Inc., Binibining Cebu 2020 promises to live beyond expectations. Spearheading stage design and concept, and ladies’ glamorous gowns are two world-renowned designers, Kenneth Cobonpue and Cary Santiago, respectively. Overall direction is by multi-awarded ABS-CBN director Ahwel Paz with choreography and movements translated by famous Cebuano choreographer Val Sandiego. Swimwear is designed by Mikee Andrei with accessories by Christopher Munar and official shoes by Jojo Bragais, three big names in the pageant industry.
Witness a night with a million dreams this coming January 13, 2020, 7PM, at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and see whose dreams will come true. Tickets are priced at P3000 for VIP, P2000, P1500, P1000, and P500 for general admission and are sold at Binibining Cebu Office, Ground Floor, The Greenery, Kasambagan. For inquiries, contact 09491390129. Visit their website at http://www.binibiningcebu.com and follow them at Binibining Cebu on Facebook and @binibiningcebu on Instagram for more updates.
While her special day was already celebrated on ABS-CBN’s ASAP, today is the exact date – January 6 – when we all give a supremely big shoutout to Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray…
The entire Universe wishes you the best!
Photo credit: Fadil Berisha Photography