Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International Eva Patalinjug will have to wait longer
Patience, Eva, Patience
Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia-Pacific International 2014 Eva Psychee Patalinjug is in a state of uncertainty at the moment. And I can fully understand why.
First of all, she was already given a send-off alongside Mutya Tourism International Glennifer Perido last December. The 22nd Top Model of the World should have taken place in Qingdao, China from January 8-29, 2015. But it’s already halfway through February and nothing has progressed so far.
I chatted with Eva and she told me that the contest has now changed host cities from Qingdao to El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt. She also told me that the contest is supposed to happen next month. But after I checked with the organizers, their official announcement is that the finals will be on September 4 instead.
Qingdao should have hosted Top Model of the World last month. Now it’s going to be back to El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt and not until September at that.
The curious thing is that Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 will take place at around the same time that Top Model of the World will happen abroad. And instead of being able to crown her successor, Eva won’t likely be around to perform the duty.
Let me add another layer. Top Model of the World is the same modelling competition where Janicel Lubina was supposed to participate in before, but was denied a tourist visa due to “security concerns” about going to Egypt. Remember that?
The worries are stacking up. It’s like the Mutya Asia-Pacific International crown is jinxed in a way. And it saddens me somehow that this sweet and pretty Cebuana is on the receiving end of all the challenging spells.
And really now, whatever happened to the promise of Miss Asia-Pacific International 2015 happening? Tsk tsk tsk.
More patience, dear Eva. Stretch it till you can still hold on with a firm grip.