There are nine (9) entries in the ongoing Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 who come from Overseas Communities. And they represent the different looks of the global Filipina – three from the USA, two from Australia and one each from Canada, United Kingdom, Norway and Qatar.
From the US, there are Kerlyn Horn from Northern California, Aislinn Sebastian from Southern California and Jessie May Deplrete from Arizona. Of the three, the one who came all the way from San Jose, CA appears to be the easy standout. She is Kerlyn. But the SoCal bet is also bewitching.
From the land Down Under, two ladies are vying for the Mutya crowns – Shannon Bridgman and Nina Robertson, both from Victoria. In my eyes, both Fil-Aussies are very appealing. And I wouldn’t mind seeing both of them do well come August 2. But for now, I’m giving the slight edge to Mutya-Melbourne Shannon.
As for the remaining four, Janela Joy Cuaton from Doha, Qatar seems to have won more support after being named Darling of the Press during yesterday’s presentation. And I couldn’t agree more. But I wouldn’t count the others just yet. Kiara Gregorio from the UK, Cristine Marielle Stubergh from Norway and Jean de Jesus from Canada can also play spoilers en route to judgment night.For sure, one of them will be crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas-Overseas Communities. The more important question is if a second girl will snatch one of the other titles to make this year a banner representation for those fielded from other countries. I have a feeling it might happen. 🙂