Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2012 and Miss Tourism International 2012 Rizzini Alexis Gomez needs your prayers. According to a reliable source, she is terminally ill with lung cancer.
I’m just as baffled as everyone else how the beautiful Cebuana – a health professional no less – contracted the disease. But we all know that the dreaded Big C can afflict any individual. It is possible that she has a weak part in her system that might have led to the same.
This is the main reason why she was unable to crown Angeli Dione Gomez as her back-to-back country successor during Miss Tourism International 2013. Being the real trouper, she still departed for Kuala Lumpur. But then again, her health condition got in the way of fulfilling her responsibilities as the outgoing titleholder.
It is never too late to ask for a miracle. But for now, let us pray for the ease of constant pain. More than the fact that she has given honor to the country in the international pageant stage, Rizzini is like a sister to all of us.
2012 Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International Rizzini Alexis Gomez (Photo credit: Gelbert Aplal)
She came 3 times. She saw 3 times. She conquered on the 3rd time.
Rizzini Alexis Gomez must believe in the trite saying “winners never quit, quitters never win.’ For this bright-eyed Cebuana, quitting was never an option. After two consecutive disappointments with both Bb. Pilipinas and Miss World Philippines, her efforts were finally rewarded with a Mutya ng Pilipinas crown. Observers may say that her beauty pageant route went from top of the hill down considering that her third (and only successful) attempt was with the least prestigious national pageant in the country. But that doesn’t diminish the fact that she is now a Beauty Queen who will represent us in the Miss Tourism International 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 31 where the reigning winner is last year’s host delegate Aileen Gabriella Robinson.
The title may not be as lustrous and the pageant assignment may not be as widely talked-about, but the fact is that she will still be wearing the Philippine sash in hopes of bringing the honor back to our shores. Let’s wish her the best of luck! 😉