Today, I am giving everyone double the teaser treats in one. Two ladies from different parts of the Philippines. And they are entirely unique to each other if compared side by side. Call them night and day or dusk till dawn. The sure thing is that both of them are looking at becoming Binibinis for 2020. Separately, they have done national competitions with marked achievements, albeit unfamiliar to some.
Kheshapornam Ramachandran is the half Filipina-half Malaysian/Indian Ilongga whose claim to national pageantry was winning one of the crowns during Mutya ng Pilipinas Gold. She won the right to represent the country in Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International. It was supposed to happen during the last quarter of 2018 or early 2019. Sadly, the organizers scrapped the staging of the international contest. Just like Pauline Amelinckx, she was left with no choice but to accept the fate of having an aborted pageant mission.
5’9” tall Khesha is now competing for Miss Iloilo 2020. Regardless if she wins this annual provincial event or not, I was told that she will still pursue the plan of signing up for Bb. Pilipinas 2020. And why not, if she was able to win a crown during the strongest batch of Mutya ng Pilipinas, then she can now take on the more pressure-laden journey of a Binibini.
Next, let’s head down to Koronadal in South Cotabato for our next potential aspirant. Alayzza Izzabelle Tolimao is the Queen of the Agten Tufi Festival that allowed her to go to Manila and take part in Reyna ng Aliwan 2019 – a national gathering of ladies representing different festivals around the country. While not initially picked as an early contender, she proved her charm and grace in front of the judges (your blogger was part of the panel) all the way to the top where she was named one of three 2nd Runners-Up that effectively included her in the Top 5.
It was a good testing ground for 19 year-old Alayyza – enough to gain the confidence in reaching out for bigger dreams in the national level. If she pursues the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 application, then it would be a giant leap, helped by the fact that – during Bb. Zamboanga Sibugay 2019 where she was named 4th Runner-Up – she was already able to hold her own against strong candidates like Malka Shaver, Kylah Sanchez and Apriel Smith.
Let us give them the chance to shine further in the national stage. Khesha and Alayyza might even surprise us when it matters most.
A fresh young ingenue from Sultan Kudarat was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International and will now head straight tomorrow to officially represent the Philippines in Miss Asia-Pacific International 2018 which will have its Press Presentation on Tuesday afternoon. Sharifa Akeel got her wish of getting the top title amd is game enough to forego the post-coronation rest. She will have her photoshoot in the daytime and get herself acquainted with the almost 50 other international delegates.
Aya Fernandez, younger sister of former Bb. Pilipinas International Patricia Fernandez was crowned Mutya Tourism International and will compete in Malaysia this coming December.
Two Visayans complete the new titleholders as Keshapornam Ramachandran of Iloilo and Pauline Amelinckx of Bohol were adjudged Mutya- Tourism Queen of the Year International and Mutya-Global Beauty Queen. They will compete in their respective international missions later this year in China and May of 2019 in Korea, respectively.
1st Runner-Up is Mary Justine Teng of Muntinlupa City and 2nd Runner-Up is Kristine Malicsi of Navotas.
Jade Roberts of Australia was honored with the title of Mutya-Overseas Communities.
Conratulations to all the Golden eidtion winners of Mutya ng Pilipinas!
#LastChance to be one of the fifty (50) Official Candidates in the 50th Mutya Ng Pilipinas so you can join the others who already made it via the regional/provincial qualifiers, previous screenings and the eliminations from Overseas Filipino Communities.
This coming Sunday, July 15, the Manila Screening will be held at the Filipinas Function Room of Ascott Makati from 2pm-6pm.
Check out the requirements above and see if you are ready and qualified to take part in the biggest and brightest edition ever of one of our favorite national beauty pageants.
According to Mutya ng Pilipinas President Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo, four (4) titles will be handed out on September 16 – Grand Coronation Night – at the Mall of Asia Arena:
Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia-Pacific International 2018 – to compete as host delegate of Miss Asia-Pacific International 2018 in the Philippines immediately a day after she is crowned;
Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2018 – to compete in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Miss Tourism International 2018/2019 this coming December where our very own Jannie Alipoon is the reigning titleholder;
Mutya ng Pilipinas Global Beauty Queen 2018 – who will travel to Incheon, Korea from October 10-28 for Miss Global Beauty Queen 2018 and;
Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism Queen of the Year International 2018 – to compete in a still unannounced host Asian City for Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2018 by early December.