Congratulations to Carol Vinharski of Brazil 🇧🇷 for winning Miss Tourism International 2020/2021 during the virtual finals beamed online from Malaysia!
Outgoing titleholder Cyrille Payumo of the Philippines was “present” to see her successor.
Below is a video of the announcement of winners.
Miss Tourism International 2019 Cyrille Payumo had a Pre-ECQ shoot but the photos were uploaded by the photographer just yesterday.
Credits for the photoshoot below:
Designer | Adrian Sahagun
Stylist | Nollan Ortega
HMUA | Richard Strandz
Photo | Brian Ordonez
This blog entry will read like a throwback within a throwback. Just like Binibining Pilipinas, Mutya ng Pilipinas has already reached its Golden Anniversary last 2018 – fairly more recent but still full of pride and glory. For a national pageant to successfully make it through five decades is an achievement that stood the test of time. And its long list of titleholders and international winners gave their share to the country’s performance record in other beauty competitions – prime of which were Miss Asia Quest-turned- Miss Asia Pacific Quest-turned-Miss Asia Pacific International, Miss Tourism International and during selected periods – Miss World, Miss Intercontinental, Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International, Miss Tourism Metropolitan International, Queen of Clubs International and Best Model of the World.
Can you still remember the less popular, but equally beautiful theme song of Mutya ng Pilipinas? Click below so you can listen to it while looking back at fifty (50) glorious years of the second-oldest national pageant in the country.
Some of its pageant-victorious pageant alumni include:
Miss Asia Quest 1982 Carines Zaragoza
Miss Asia Quest 1983 Gloria “Bong” Dimayacyac
Miss Asia Pacific Quest 1989 Lorna Legaspi
Miss Asia Pacific Quest 1993 Michelle Aldana
Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Akeel
Miss Tourism International 2000 Esperanza Manzano
Miss Tourism International 2012 Rizzini Gomez
Miss Tourism International 2013 Angeli Dione Gomez
Miss Tourism International 2017 Jannie Alipoon
Miss Tourism International 2019 Cyrille Payumo
Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 1999 Racquel Uy
Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015 Leren Mae Bautista
Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2014 Glennifer Perido
Queen of the Year 1996 Sherylle Santarin
Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan International 2010 Barbara Salvador
with notable placements in Miss World and Miss Intercontinental courtesy of Sarah Jane Areza, Sherry Rose Byrne and Koreen Medina.
Below is a video made especially for Mutya Gold which featured stories of some of its past titleholders and how being a Mutya made them forever Queens.
And just to complete the throwback, allow me to share the grand opening number and crowning moments of the 50th Mutya ng Pilipinas held at the Mall of Asia Arena last September, 2018. This was a monumental effort spearheaded by then President Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo (right photo with Joy Arguil and I) who pulled out all the stops to make the production her farewell legacy for the pageant institution.
The Philippines is ranked 4th in terms of number of wins in Miss Universe with four (4), 2nd only in Miss International even with six (6) and a tie for 18th-37th places with so many other countries in Miss World with one (1) each. Outside the homegrown Miss Earth where Filipinas are comfortably leading the way with four (4) victories, it is in the Malaysia-based Miss Tourism International competition where we are lording it over with five (5) titleholders since it started only during the mid-1990s. The reigning titleholder herself is Mutya Pilipinas 2019 Cyrille Payumo who saved the country from a complete shutout in international wins from recognized pageants last year.
To the eyes of some, MTI may only be a second-tier international beauty event. But with its relative consistency of mounting the finals year after year, good Tourism thrust and a reputable organization headed by Tan Sri Datu Danny Ooi, it deserves due respect from the global pageant community.
I wanted so much to share videos of all five ladies, but I could no longer find one with Maria Esperanza Manzano from 2000. Below are the late Rizzini Alexis Gomez, Angeli Dione Gomez, Jannie Alipo-on and Cyrille Payumo.
Happy Easter, dear readers!
Photos from the Victory and Sendoff Presscon for Mutya Pilipinas Queens April May Short – who placed in the Top 12 and won a scholarship from World Top Model to be pursued in Milan, Italy – and Tyra Goldman who is scheduled to depart for Egypt to represent the country in Top Model of the World 2020.
Mutya President Cory Quirino and Mutya Pageant Director Arlene Florentino presided over the twin event.
As for the #big announcement everyone is expecting to hear by now, hold on to your seats first and things will unfold soon! Some important agreements need to be finalized ahead of any public statement.
#mutyapilipinas #topmodeloftheworld #tyragoldman #aprilshort
Looks like 2020 will be a brighter year for Mutya Pilipinas!
Something much awaited is about to happen. And it will involve Mutya Queen Tyra Goldman who was replaced last year by 1st Runner-Up Cyrille Payumo for Miss Tourism International (who actually won the crown in Malaysia) due to some restrictions of the Malaysian organizers.
Here are her latest photos – looking ready for something big! Care to guess, dear readers?
Watch out soon!
Photo by | Creative Pixel Brian Ordonez
HMUA | Richard Strandz
Styling | styledbykimmyk
If the crown is really meant for you, then it will land on your head no matter what the circumstances are.
As 1st Runner-Up of Mutya Pilipinas 2019, Cyrille Payumo was perfectly happy with the placement. It was her first national beauty pageant, after all. But it didn’t take long for her to ascend to one of the major titles when the original winner for Mutya Tourism International – Tyra Goldman – had to be replaced as per the strict rules of the Malaysia-based organization.
So off to Malaysia this beautiful and statuesque Kapampangan went. She did everything possible to represent the country well. No stones were left unturned, including the online voting where she placed a strong 2nd in the final tally.
Cyrille also won Best in National Costume
During the finals, Cyrille grabbed just one special award – Best in National Costume – while the representatives of other ASEAN, Asian and European nations kept on receiving one subsidiary title after the next.
It cannot be denied, though, that our bet was a stand-out in more ways than one. And when the winners in the magic circle were being announced, her country name was not being called. That is, up until the biggest one when Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi finally revealed that “Miss Tourism Philippines” is the winner of Miss Tourism International 2019/2020.
Congratulations, Cyrille! Savor the victory and be gloriously happy that you will return to the country with a 5th BIG win in this competition.
Congratulations to Mutya Pilipinas Tourism International Cyrille Payumo who was just crowned Miss Tourism International 2019/20 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia!
Her court includes:
Gabriela Mandolang of Indonesia – Miss Tourism Queen of the Year 2019
Kateryna Kachashvili of Ukraine – Miss Tourism Global 2019
Joanna Babynko of Poland – Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan 2019
Chao Sotima of Cambodia – Dream Girl of the Year International 2019
We are so proud of you!
This is the Philippines’ 5th win in the international competition with the latest being two years back in 2017 with Jannie Alipoon.
Last day of voting for Miss Tourism International 2018/20! Let’s push it even more in showing our support for Mutya Pilipinas Cyrille Payumo in the competition. Just download the Star Phone App and dial *1313 to cast your vote.
In the photo above, Cyrille is wearing a beautiful Benj Leguiab IV creation with the Philippine flag in the background.
#cyrillepayumo #mutyapilipinas #misstourisminternational2019
Best of luck to Mutya Pilipinas Tourism International 2019 Cyrille Payumo who departed for Malaysia earlier to represent the country in Miss Tourism International 2019.
Bring back the crown to the Philippines, dear!