And so her pageant career continues. Cristelle Tolentino, that’s who. Fresh from relinquishing the Miss Manila crown to Maria Gail Tobes last month, she suited up for her next challenge back to the national level. She is Candidate #3 of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2017.
You will remember Cristelle as taking part in the re-activated Miss Republic of the Philippines more than two years ago where she made it to the semifinals. That was the start that triggered her interest in beauty contests. And mind you, she is not your run-of-the-mill joiner. A Cum Laude graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, she comes as an articulate 23 year-old who knows her personal style and how to express her thoughts with clarity. Given her experience in the City of Manila, she brings to the table a wealth of knowledge about Tourism and the like – the specific focus of Mutya ng Pilipinas.
The degree of difficulty is higher this time around for Cristelle. And she knows it too well that upping her game plan is a must. Let’s see how the next couple of weeks will pan out. During yesterday’s Press Presentation, she was one of the standouts. The mission for now is to push herself up and be one of the favored ones for the titles at stake.
Good luck, Cristelle!