Tonight, Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 will be crowned. From among the 30 hopefuls, four will be crowned – Mutya-Asia Pacific International, Mutya-Intercontinental, Mutya-Tourism International and Mutya-Tourism Queen.
Here are the ten (10) ladies on my shortlist. Hopefully, all four winners will come from this group.
Mutya Johanna Datul
Rizzini Alexis Gomez
Larrah Grace Lacap
Kariza de Guzman
Dale Ivory Lee
If I were the judge, I would give the four titles to: Mutya Johanna Datul, Kaylee Calaguas, Rizzini Alexis Gomez and Larrah Grace Lacap. And based on past trends of the pageant’s winners, Mutya Johanna Datul (aside from being aptly named as such) is a shoo-in to win the top crown, i.e., Mutya Asia-Pacific International. On the other hand, Kaylee Calaguas and Rizzini Alexis Gomez are interchangeable for the Mutya-Intercontinental and Mutya-Tourism International sashes. Either of them can be sent to either of the two aforesaid beauty competitions. That means Larrah Grace Lacap should get the last prize. At any rate, there will surely be a wildcard candidate who will pop in the winners’ circle. Hard to pinpoint who it will eventually be. My only wish is that one of the 6 remaining beauties on my list will make it, preferably Emma Tiglao.
Of particular note is one very special award – Mutya ng Pilipinas OPMB – who was named after garnering the most number of online votes. That girl is Jillian Deveza (pictured left).
All images above are courtesy of OPMB Worldwide.
The finals will be telecast over GMA-7 at 10:45PM right after Pare & Pare.
The Official Candidates of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 during yesterday's Press Presentation at the Midas Hotel & Casino. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
The report made by OPMB Worldwide (courtesy of Noli Berioso) listing the names of this year's hopefuls.
Special award winners Mutya Johanna Datul (L) who was named Press Favorite plus Mutya ng Sheridan and Kaylee Calaguas who bagged the Lito Sy Photography award. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
In yesterday’s Press Presentation of the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Ermita, Manila, 30 beautiful delegates were presented in the last national beauty pageant for the year. There were a few familiar faces in this batch, particularly Rizzini Alexis Gomez (who took part in Miss World Philippines 2012) and Kaylee Calaguas (an entrant in the Miss Philippines Earth 2012). Will these two be more successful in their sophomore attempt at winning a crown? Or will newbie Mutya Johanna Datul beat them to the draw?
The grand finals of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 – which promotes ‘Beauty Tourism’ – will be held on August 12 at the UP Theatre, to be telecast by GMA-7. The winners will (hopefully) represent the country in the Miss Asia Pacific International, Miss Tourism International (Malaysia edition) and Miss Intercontinental.
Good luck to all the ladies! 🙂
The Environment Challenge…..check.
The Cooking Challenge…check
…a Pinoy Games Challenge? Mmmmm….
…and a Singing & Dancing Challenge? More Mmmmmm…
The title of today’s post is more literal than anything else.
I can understand the variety of pre-pageant activities for Miss Philippines Earth 2012. And if it has anything to do with the environment (or close to it), I don’t mind. An environment challenge is imperative so that’s a green light. A cooking challenge veers away a bit, but since food and the environment have correlation, I would green light as well. But a singing and dancing challenge? What’s the connection? Practicing for rain dance perhaps? And the Pinoy Games challenge. What’s it for again? Hope it was just for fun and not part of the judging for Miss Talent or Miss Camaraderie or something.
Am I being mean here? I think the organizers should have expanded the environmental challenges instead because it is a goldmine of tasks to perform. At the same time, it will further educate the candidates on the more important causes of the competition. A Mother Earth Quiz Bee would be proper, just as a skills test on how to recycle some materials into better use. It should not be something that would align with a particular sponsor-company, but the other way around. Okay, ’nuff said. 😉
(Photos above are courtesy of OPMB Worldwide and Miss Philippines Earth website)