Diana Sunshine Rademann is the Philippine bet to Miss Tourism International 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Diana Sunshine Rademann posing for the camera before boarding her flight to Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Diana Sunshine Rademann may not have won a Mutya ng Pilipinas crown earlier this month (she finished 1st Runner-Up), but lady luck must be on her side after she was appointed the Philippine representative to Miss Tourism International 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. All three titleholders (Vickie Marie Rushton, Felicia Baron and Bea Santiago) are unable to clear their holiday schedule so they had to beg off. This paved the way for her to grab the opportunity to wear the Miss Philippines-Tourism International sash. The said competition is actually one of the more reputable (and consistent) 2nd-tier pageants out there. It’s not as popular as the grand slam tilts, but has maintained quite a good track record through the years.
Diana will be entering the field coming from Barbara Salvador’s runner-up finish in last year’s edition. Together with 50+ other delegates, they will be spending Christmas in Malaysia, leading to the finals night on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2011.
Good luck, Diana! Make us proud! 😉
Here are the winners of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011:
Mutya ng Pilipinas International – Vickie Marie Rushton
Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism – Felicia Baron
Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Communities – Bea Santiago
1st Runner Up: Diana Sunshine Rademann
2nd Runner-Up: Tifani Alexandra Grimes
The three crowned ladies will represent the Philippines in Miss Asia Pacific International, Miss Tourism International and (though still unconfirmed) Miss Intercontinental.
Congratulations to all the winners!
(Photo credit: Bruce Casanova of OPMB Worldwide)
Maria Bergensen (Filipino Community of Norway)
Bernadette Lou Faundo (Zamboanga)
Abbygale Monderin (Caloocan)
Bea Rose Santiago (Filipino Community of Canada)
Felicia Baron (Filipino Community of Arizona)
Vickie Marie Rushton (Bacolod)
Annie Lea Fingcale (Manila)
Kristina Marie Jose (Tondo, Manila)
From among the thirty (30) Official Candidates of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011, I took the liberty of coming up with a list of my personal choices for the three (or four) crowns at stake. There is a handful of promising ladies in this batch, maybe not to the level of Binibining Pilipinas just yet but will suffice for the competitions they will be fielded in.
Top of my head right now is to see Maria Bergensen (representative of the Filipino Community in Norway) wearing the Philippine sash in Miss Intercontinental. Meanwhile, I would select Bea Rose Santiago (Filipino Community in Canada) to be Mutya-Overseas Communities and possibly be qualified for the Top Model of the World contest. As for Miss Asia-Pacific International (if ever there will be one), Bernadette Lou Faundo (Zamboanga) could be given serious consideration. Lastly, Abbygale Monderin (Caloocan) is my pick for Mutya-Miss Tourism International.
Coronation night will be on December 2, 2011 with Puerto Princesa, Palawan as host.
What do you think, dear readers? 🙂