During the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2017 Press Presentation at Hotel 101 Manila yesterday noontime, members of the media were asking around who are the potential standouts in this year’s batch. A few names were suggested, but none too frequent as the entry from Cebu who goes by the name Ilene Astrid de Vera. So we waited for the candidates to take their individual turns in the spotlight. And when Mutya #17 finally appeared in front of everyone, the reactions were pure bliss.
Here is a beauty who gives significant credence to Cebu as the Queen City of the South. Ilene glows effortlessly. She projects like a pro despite claims of being quite nervous about her first foray into national pageantry. And it helps that she has a good height of 5’9″ as well.
Oh, did I mention that she fluidly expresses herself as well? I love ladies who don’t need to memorize their answers, and instead, relies on spontaneity. Her tagline on personal Facebook account pretty much sums up a chunk of the personality she possesses: “I prefer my puns intended.”
Watch out for more of this Mutya ng Pilipinas 2017 Darling of the Press soon!