First off, Pauline C. Amelinckx has the unique bragging rights of having defeated the reigning Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados during Miss Bohol 2017 where the latter was named 1st Runner-Up.
The win propelled the tall, beautiful and eloquent Boholana-Belgian to level up to the nationals. And indeed, she was part of the highly competitive 50th Anniversary edition of Mutya ng Pilipinas where she was crowned as the country’s representative to Global Beauty Queen which was supposed to be hosted in Korea. Alas, that international beauty pageant did not push through, which left her upset for some time.
She was able to beautifully move on from the said chapter in her life. In fact, she was able to turn into hosting here in Manila and in the province, while doing runway shows for Designer Mikee Andrei and the like. And it’s looking like we’ll see more of her in 2020.
If you want a good speaker, then Pauline fits the bill. She also has continuing advocacies for the underprivileged in her home province of Bohol. With more polish, she can be a definite Miss Universe Philippines contender.
Who’s with me on Miss Amelinckx?
She’s not like everyone else. Her unique personality quirks are a joy to watch such that one can’t help but find her beautifully endearing. And if that’s not enough, she has a heartwarming nature that will never go unnoticed. Truth be told, I like Pauline Amelinckx for the entirety of who she is, and not just the polished facade most everyone adopts in their best behavior.
Your Mutya ng Bohol in the 50th Mutya ng Pilipinas got her good share of ups throughout the pre-pageant competition. She was named Best in Modern Terno last Tuesday with her Mikee Andrei garb cited as one of the Top 5 creations for the event. She also copped three important Special Awards from the sponsors – Mutya ng Camera Club of the Philippines, Mutya ng Mags Clothing and one of the five Sol Y Viento Ambassadors. And people are just continuously charmed with her grace and humility that were consistently observed these past two weeks.
Now watch my ambush interview with Pauline earlier this week. You can really sense the kind quality in her character. And I can go as far as saying that she will do the entire Bohol Province, even the Visayas Region, proud this coming Sunday night.
May the stars align in her favor!
Photo credits: Mark Ryan Alvarez for the swimwear shots and Joy Arguil for the Modern Terno.
Swimwear and Styling by Mikee Andrei
Makeup by Raymond Galang
Hair by Donna Abitria
There are fifty (50) Official Candidates in the 50th Mutya ng Pilipinas. And to stand out in this large group of assembled beautiful ladies may seem to be a tall order for some. The pageant’s niche is a truly beautiful face. But to match that with brains and wit that somehow take half the place of the “X” factor quality we all are looking for, then the field gets narrowed to a more manageable number that serves the purpose of coming up with a more confident assessment of the contenders.
One such beauty for serious consideration is 23 year-old Pauline Amelinckx, Mutya ng Bohol for sash purposes and looking so gorgeous in the “Something Gold” photoshoot in this entry. This half-Filipina, half-Belgian was raised in the province and a well-loved native in the eyes of all Boholanos. Prior to winning the title of Miss Bohol last year, she was a Tourism Officer in the Municipality of Tubigon. And she is tailor-made for tasks that involve promotion of the tourist spots beyond Chocolate Hills and the Tarsiers. She articulates herself well, and in an engaging manner at that.
Credits: Mark Ryan Alvarez/Photographer, Mikee Andrei/Wardrobe&Styling, Raymond Galang/Makeup and Donna Abitria/Hair
Personally, your blogger has already spent time talking to Pauline and she is more than just a sweet lady to converse with. Her heart is in the right place and the kindness/sincerity in her overall disposition can be felt in an instant. It will only take a short time before people in the national pageant will appreciate her true beauty, inside and out.
In the upcoming Press Presentation of the 50th Mutya ng Pilipinas this September 3, I trust Pauline to be one of those who will catch the attention of many. She is a Mutya not just to serve a personal goal of winning a good crown, but also to give back pride to the Province of Bohol which has supported her every step of the way.
Gazini Jordi Ganados took a relatively bumpy ride in the national pageant scene when she first joined Miss World Philippines years back. After that experience, she went back to the Queen City of the South where she focused on modeling and local endorsements with her agency – Origin Model Management. Thereafter, she was convinced once more to take part in a lesser-known competition (Miss Pearl of the Philippines) where pageant followers were surprised at the results when she was not even part of the winners’ circle.
Valuable lessons learned. Precious experiences earned. Her last stint with Miss Bohol 2017 proved to be a far better engagement when she placed 1st Runner-Up.
For 2018, Gazini is older, wiser and more adjusted to the inner workings of beauty competitions. Will she head back to Manila to give the nationals a determined attempt? I don’t see why not. There could be a spot for her in Bb. Pilipinas 2018 if she plays her cards right this time around.
Your thoughts on Gazini, dear readers?
Gazini for Designer Mia Arcenas