Mutya Ng Pilipinas recently appointed Ms. Cyrille Payumo to represent the Philippines in the forthcoming World Top Model Competition on December 2, 2022 at the Magyar Nemzeti Museum in Budapest, Hungary.
Payumo, after her strong win in Malaysia as Miss Tourism International 2019 is set on embarking her modeling career by joining this reputable event.
World Top Model is a prestigious competition organized by Mr. Fiore Tondi with Major Models one of the leading modelling agencies in Europe. It attracts close to 50 aspiring models worldwide. Top placers in this modelling competition are eventually recruited by some of the most prestigious establishments in the fashion industry.
Cory Quirino, President of Mutya ng Pilipinas stated “we are confident about sending ms. Payumo to this international event. In our organization we act as bridges for our queens in the pursuit and fulfillment of their personal career choices.”
We have another Cebuana beauty to shine in the international pageant stage. And she is the beautiful Angelica C. Pantaliano.
MUTYA NG PILIPINAS ANGELICA PANTALIANO TO VIE FOR MISS TOURISM INTERNATIONAL 2022
Maria Angelica Pantaliano who joined Mutya ng Pilipinas 2019 has been appointed by Mutya ng Pilipinas Organization to represent the Philippines in Miss Tourism International 2022 announced Cory Quirino, President of Mutya ng Pilipinas Organization.
Angelica, a Bank Teller by profession who hails from Mandaue City Cebu leaves for Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, November 10 after extensive training with Rodgil Flores of Kagandahang Flores Beauty Camp.
The inaugural world final of Miss Tourism International (MTI) was held in Malaysia in 1994, initiated by the President Tan Sri Danny Ooi.
This Malaysian homegrown title has grown from strength to strength and is now franchised to more than 100 Countries. Miss Tourism International is now one of the sought-after title in the pageantry world.
2022 marks the 25th Edition of Miss Tourism International, and the World Final will be held in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak, Malaysia from 11th to 27th November 2022 with the coronation night on 25th November 2022 at the Pullman Kuching Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak.
50 Countries Miss Tourism Delegates from around the Globe will be invited to participate in this prestigious world final. With the theme “Promoting Tourism, Culture & Friendship” the 2022 MTI world final will be the highlight of the year and a platform to promote International Tourism and cultural exchange for the participating countries.
Angelica brings with her the optimism of the Mutya ng Pilipinas Organization to reprise the victory of Pampanga lass Cyrille Payumo in 2019 when the crown was awarded to the Philippines.
“I will do my utmost to bring home the crown” says Pantaliano , “but more importantly, I look forward to meeting my “pageant sisters” and building international friendships in order to promote global tourism for the benefit of all. “
All the best to our Queen! 👑❤️🇵🇭 Bring Home the Crown!
This year wasn’t the best for Philippine pageantry internationally, but not the worst either. It’s middling around the average range and pushing higher than 2019 and significantly compared to 2020. Keep in mind that I included only the competitions that I blogged about.
Miss Intercontinental – Cindy Obeñita
The Miss Globe – Maureen Montagne
Mr Gay World 2020 – Kodie Macayan
Mr Gay World 2021 – Joel Carcasona
Miss Aura International – Alexandra Faith Garcia
Miss Culture International- Samela Aubrey Godin
Our respectable placements:
70th Miss Universe (Top 5) – Beatrice Luigi Gomez
Reina Hispanoamericana (Tercera Finalista) – Emmanuelle Vera
Miss Eco International (1st Runner-Up) Kelley Day
Miss Eco Teen International (1st Runner-Up) – Tatyana Austria
Our decent placements:
69th Miss Universe (Top 21) – Rabiya Mateo
Miss Earth (Top 8) – Naelah Alshorbaji
Miss Supranational (Top 12) – Dindi Pajares
Mister Supranational (Top 20) – John Adajar
Miss Multiverse (Top 10) – Julie Tarrayo
Miss Tourism International (Miss Southeast Asia Tourism Ambassadress) – Keinth Petrasanta
If I missed anyone worth including/following, please reply in the comment section below. I’m just too happy that international pageantry has slowly stepped out of its lockdown shell. Hopefully, it will be so much better in 2022, omicron variant notwithstanding.
PS Samantha Bernardo’s 1st Runner-Up placement in MGI2020 should also be included above.
A period of 25 years is a “generation” – the time from birth to someone having a child of their own and starting the next generation. For beauty camp Kagandahang Flores, 2020 marks the year of its Silver Jubilee. And Rodgil Flores must be beaming with pride, alongside his cousin Gio Flores, in what their initial efforts have transformed into the past two and a half decades.
It all started from humble beginnings. Back in the mid-90s, the group fielded a sole candidate – Sonia Santiago – for Bb. Pilipinas 1996. In between, more beautiful Filipinas started undergoing training and polish for bigger beauty competitions. And in the process, a good number of the ladies started winning national titles left and right, until their successes were justly rewarded when Precious Lara Quigaman was crowned Miss International 2005 – their very first claim to grand slam fame.
Below is a rundown of the KF alumni who went on to win their international pageants, either here or abroad:
Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago
Miss Earth 2008 Karla Henry
Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell
Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong
Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco
Miss Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman
Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Akeel
Miss Tourism International 2012/13 Rizzini Alexis Gomez
Miss Tourism International 2013/14 Angeli Dione Gomez
Mr Gay World 2017 John Raspado
Mr Gay World 2019 Janjep Carlos
Mister Tourism Ambassador World 2018 Kerr Cruz
I won’t make a separate list of their winners in Bb. Pilipinas, Miss World Philippines, Miss Philippines Earth, Mutya ng Pilipinas/Mutya Pilipinas and even in Mr World Philippines or Misters of Filipinas anymore because this entry will get very long.
Rodgil during one of his training sessions with Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados
Some of the core members of Team KF
In essence, Team KF discovers and teaches potential women and men to become successful pageant titleholders. The series of training and level workshops are focused on Personality Development, Visual Poise, Fitness, Pageant Question and Answer, Pageant Hair & Make-Up styling and Pageant Catwalk and Projection – all tailored fit for the biggest national pageants for both genders in the Philippines.
KF is now established as one of two most prominent beauty camps as well as internationally sought-after pageant training groups in the country. It’s no secret that beauty queens from other countries have also given their trust to them. And I am not surprised at the progressive move. If at any, that is already expected. Just like the last two Miss Earth winners Phuong Khanh Nguyen of Vietnam and Nellys Pimentel of Puerto Rico. They were both prepared (or perfected, if you will) at KF before their respective competitions.
Rodgil and his 28 Binibinis for Bb. Pilipinas 2020
I can remember during one of his past interviews (watch below) for Assignment Asia of the China Global Television Network (CGTN) how Rodgil called beauty aspirants – “beauty athletes” – because all the learnings are continuously practiced in their individual lives outside the confines of the camp itself. I could not think of a more appropriate term that could better that.
Congratulations to your 25th Anniversary, Kagandahang Flores! Here’s a toast to the passion and unstinting efforts to train a generation of Beautiful Filipinas!
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.
Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2017 Jannie Alipo-on
Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2017 Jannie Loudette Alipo-on waited for years to finally nail a national beauty pageant crown. And now that she finally did, and preparing for her competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Miss Tourism International 2017, she is not about to let up in her dream of wearing the country’s sash and hopefully bring another honor for the Philippines by securing another victory in the competition that has largely been favorable to our representatives through the years.
Jannie was expecting her mission abroad to run the entire month of December till New Year’s Eve, as what MTI has been doing in the past. This year, though, the finals will be held earlier – December 6 to be exact. She took it as a good opportunity to spend the Holidays Season here instead of bringing just her closest family members to the Malaysian capital.
Here is a quick video greeting for the readers of normannorman.com from Jannie herself.
The Philippines’ three titleholders of Miss Tourism International
Unknown to some, Maria Esperanza Manzano kicked off our MTI wins back in 2000.
Recency-wise, we can all remember the back-to-back win of the Philippines in Miss Tourism International courtesy of Rizzini Alexis Gomez and Angeli Dione Gomez. But in terms of primacy, there was another Filipina who captured our first. Maria Esperanza Manzano was elected Miss Tourism International back in 2000. Little may be known about her whereabouts nowadays, but the former Miss Quezon City (before becoming a Mutya ng Pilipinas winner) must be living a happily married life at the moment.
But even before the three aforementioned victories, the country has already notched two other crowns from the same organizers back when Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International was still being given away as an independent title and not a 1st runner-up equivalent of late. Sherylle Santarin (sister of the late Bb. Pilipinas International 1993 Sheila Mae Santarin) and Racquel Uy were the winners in 1996 and 1999, respectively.
From the same organizers of MTI, we also have two (2) Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International winners when the title was still independently selected
So as you can see, the Malaysian officials of D’Touch International Sdn Bhd are really quite fond of our candidates in their competitions. And I doubt if that will change in the years to come. They know that we send them topnotch delegates. And being geographical neighbors also helps in facilitating a Filipina winner’s fulfillment of her responsibilities to the organization.
P.S. MTI2013/14 Angeli Dione Gomez will be back home this coming Tuesday. Hope she will be given a rousing welcome as well. 😉
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.
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.
The Beauty Pageant season of 2011 is going to heat up even more in just a month. Starting with the Bb. Pilipinas 2011 which will have its’ finals in early April, followed by the Miss Philippines-Earth before summer winds up. And then there is the newly put-up Miss World Philippines of Cory Quirino which should select its winner for Miss World around June or July. Mutya ng Pilipinas should also be in action at right about the same period. Thereafter, the beauty carnival moves to Sao Paolo, Brazil in August for Miss Universe 2011 – a big thing for this blog. The other international pageants will come in succession from September to December – Miss International 2011, Miss World 2011 and Miss Earth 2011. I’m not even mentioning the lesser known competitions like Miss Tourism International, Miss Supranational, Miss Global Teen and the like.
So you see, I have my hands full for the year. There’s quite a lot to watch out for. 😉
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