courtesy of Dtouchinternational
Will the winner come from one of the ladies in the video below?
courtesy of Miss Tourism International
And will the Philippines achieve an exciting back-to-back win in the pageant? 😉
Yesterday, the twin send-offs for Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia-Pacific 2013 Koreen Medina and Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2013 Angeli Dione Gomez took place at Midas Hotel Manila. Since both of their pageant assignments will culminate next month, the organizers thought it best to host the event at the same time.
While Angeli will still have to wait just a wee bit longer before leaving for Kuala Lumpur for the international finals scheduled on December 31, Koreen should be flying to Europe very soon as Miss Intercontinental 2013 will be crowned in Magdeburg, Germany on December 14.
With the reigning Miss Tourism International being our own Rizzini Alexis Gomez, our bet will face a tougher mission to aim for a back-to-back victory. I trust the beautiful Angeli to do well, regardless. On the other hand, we haven’t nailed a single Miss Intercontinental title yet, so Koreen should be more inspired to work hard for the first.
Best of luck to both ladies in their international outings! 🙂
Image of Koreen and Angeli above courtesy of Sash Factor.
The pretty Cebuana moved on after that. But it was only a matter of time before we see her stepping into another set of pageant heels and swimwear. Mutya ng Pilipinas became her next objective. And not to be denied for a second consecutive time, she poured all her best efforts into the competition. Her reward was handed over last July 26 – the Mutya-Tourism International crown. What sweetened the victory even more is that fact that her predecessor is another Cebuana (Rizzini Alexis Gomez). This could only mean that a back-to-back Cebuana and Philippine win in the Kuala Lumpur international finals (set for New Year’s Eve this year) is a possibility.
Could Angeli be looking at greater things happening in her quest for the 2013 Miss Tourism International title? I sincerely hope so. 😉
During last night’s coronation of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 at the NBC Tent in Taguig, five ladies emerged victorious with two of them getting crowned for anticipated international pageant representations.
Koreen Medina from Quezon City – a strong favorite from the start – bagged the Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International crown, with Cebuana Angeli Dione Gomez clinching the Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International title. Asdis Liza Karlsdottir from Iceland was named Mutya ng Pilipinas-Overseas Communities. 1st Runner-Up honors went to Arizona’s Maureen Montagne with Kristian Aubrey Nolasco of Caloocan rounding up the Top 5 as 2nd Runner-Up.
As of now, Koreen’s pageant assignment is still unspecified (although it naturally should be Miss Intercontinental), but Angeli will definitely have her hands full in Kuala Lumpur with the reigning winner of Miss Tourism International being her fellow Cebuana (and sur-namesake) Rizzini Alexis Gomez.
Congratulations to all the winners! 🙂
P.S. My suggestion to the organizers is to send Asdis Liza Karlsdottir to Miss Intercontinental instead. I bet she will do well in that competition. 😉
Let’s cut to the chase. Aside from my Top 10 choices above, here is how I would like the final Honor Roll to pan out after the Coronation Night wraps up at the NBC Tent later.
2013 Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International: #29 VINA OPENIANO (Mutya ng Laguna)
2013 Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International: #21 KOREEN MEDINA (Mutya ng Quezon City)
2013 Mutya ng Pilipinas-Overseas Communities: #21 MADISON ELLIOT (Mutya ng Maryland)
1st Runner-Up: #6 Angeli Dione Gomez (Mutya ng Cebu City)
2nd Runner-Up: #15 Asdis Liza Karlsdottir (Mutya ng Iceland)
Otherwise, one of my remaining favorites – like Zandra Flores and Maureen Montagne – could upend the above selection if they are favored by the judges.
See you on the other side tomorrow.
Two ladies will be crowned on July 27 with the finals to be held at the NBC Tent in Taguig. One will be Mutya ng Pilipinas-Intercontinental for Miss Intercontinental 2013 and the other Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International where the titleholder is reigning Miss Tourism International Rizzini Alexis Gomez. A special title of Mutya ng Pilipinas-Overseas Communities will also be conferred to one of the imported candidates.
The 31 Official Candidates are:
1. Allison Almario – Canada
2. Shella May Las Piñas – Dumaguete City
3. Sumaya Abu Alhalawa – Lipa City, Batangas
4. Alyanna Mikaela Cagandahan – Sta Cruz, Laguna
5. Ma. Elena Jose – Angeles City
6. Angeli Dione Gomez – Cebu City
7. Princess Diana Mindermann – Bacolod City
8. Jenny Vhet Zabate – Lapu-Lapu City
9. Zandra Flores – Pangasinan
10. Marjorie Acuna – Gerona, Tarlac
11. Marichat Evaristo – Bacolor, Pampanga
12. Jessarie Dumaguing – Province of Palawan
13. Maureen Ann Montagne – Arizona
14. Tishiana Mann – California
15. Asdis Liza Karsdottir – Iceland
16. Joselle Mariano – Cavite City
17. Crizel Jayn Quidlat – Iligan City
18. Jan Krisnah Catague – Province of Iloilo
19. Greta Lovisa Buco – Cainta, Rizal
20. Catherine Denise Trivino – Sta Rosa, Laguna
21. Koreen Medina – Quezon City
22. Kristian Aubrey Nolasco – Caloocan City
23. Ednorance Agustin – Davao City
24. Madison Elliot – Maryland
25. Hazel Corral Cabuyao – Laguna
26. Ivy Camille Villanueva – Central Luzon
27. Victoria Humblet – Germany
28. Precious Joy Masiclat – Mabalacat City
29. Vina Openiano – Province of Laguna
30. Nelda Ibe – Province of Tarlac
31. Nazita Reyhanian – Scandinavia
Who will be the creme de la creme of this year’s Mutya? We’ll find out soon enough! 😉
Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 is finally in our midst.
If you’re one of those interested to join, check out the screening schedules above. While the Cagayan de Oro leg has already been conducted last week, there will still be another one in Davao this coming weekend. All screenings in Luzon, Visayas and NCR are still upcoming so you can plan ahead with your preferred date and venue.
Winners of this year’s edition will represent the Philippines in Miss Intercontinental 2013 and Miss Tourism International 2013 (where the reigning titleholder is our very own Rizzini Alexis Gomez). 🙂
What a way to welcome 2013 for the Philippines in the international beauty pageant scene!
Mutya ng Pilipinas – Tourism International 2012 Rizzini Alexis Gomez is now Miss Tourism International 2012/2013 after she bested 55 other delegates for the title during the finals held at the Grand Ballroom of Sunway Resort & Spa. It is the Philippines’ second victory in the Kuala Lumpur-based beauty competition after Esperanza Manzano grabbed the very first back in 2000. She was crowned by last year’s winner Aileen Gabriella Robinson of Malaysia.
Her runners-up include Monika Radulovic of Australia, Marielis Alejandra Castellanos Perez of Venezuela, Lourdes Maria del Carmen Motta Rolon of Paraguay and Jun Yong Wan Jun of Malaysia, in that order.
After a failed attempt at Binibining Pilipinas last April, and a semifinal placement in Miss World Philippines two months later, it appears that Rizzini’s best fortune is with Mutya. The Cebuana Registered Nurse will come home to the Philippines an international winner no less. Spending Christmas and New Year away from home proved to be well worth it indeed!
Congratulations, Rizzini! Mabuhay ka! 😀
2012 was a very good year in Philippine Pageantry. And the honors weren’t just limited to mainstream beauty competitions for beautiful Filipinas. We also conquered both its Male and Transgender counterparts. A quick litany reads like an enviable record for other pageant-loving nations. Topping it all are placements in the Big 4: 1st Runner-Up in Miss Universe 2012, 1st Runner-Up (Miss Air) in Miss Earth 2012 plus Top 15 Semifinalist placements in Miss World 2012 and Miss International 2012. For Miss Supranational 2012, we also made it to Top 5 by taking 3rd Runner-Up honors. And then there is Mr. World 2012 with a 2nd place finish, preceded by a well-deserved win in Manhunt International 2012. Not to be outdone is the first-ever victory of the Philippines in Miss International Queen 2012. Whew! And I’m not yet adding a Top 5 reach of Janicel Lubina in the lesser-known Miss Scuba International or the Top 15 semis slot in Miss Asia Pacific World of Grendel Alvarado, plus last night’s victory of Rizzini Alexis Gomez as Miss Tourism International 2012!
All of these achievements by our representatives give the country excellent reasons to look forward to 2013 with unbridled enthusiasm.
Stay with me and together, we will journey into the Year of the Snake as our sash-wearers continue to slither (pun intended) their way to the top of the pageant world.
Happy New Year to one and all!!! 😀
Support Miss Philippines Rizzini Alexis Gomez by voting for her to win Best Smile among the 56 delegates in the ongoing Miss Tourism International 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Cast your votes HERE.
By the way, finals of the competition – traditionally the very last for the year – will be on Monday, December 31, 7:30pm at the Sunway Resort.