For the year 2020, only three (3) Philippine representatives have completed their missions so far in recognized competitions just before #COVID19 and the ECQ took over our lives globally:
1) Katrina S. Llegado for Reina Hispanoamericana in Bolivia
2) Daumier Corilla for Manhunt International here in the Philippines
3) Tyra Goldman for Top Model of the World in Egypt
I wonder who else will have the opportunity of wearing the country’s sash this year? Will the other popular pageants still push through in 2020?
PS I feel bad for the likes of Kelley Day and Isabelle Daza De Leon whose stints in Miss Eco International and Miss Multinational were shelved due to the pandemic.
Mutya Pilipinas Queen Tyra Goldman has safely arrived in Hurghada, Egypt to join the other ladies vying for Top Model of the World at the Meraki Resort. She appears to be in high spirits for the competition. And with the activities becoming more photo-intense the coming days, she is psyching herself up for the demands. There are many beautiful contenders in her company. But a natural and youthful vibe should set her apart from the rest.
Good luck, Tyra!
Photos from the Victory and Sendoff Presscon for Mutya Pilipinas Queens April May Short – who placed in the Top 12 and won a scholarship from World Top Model to be pursued in Milan, Italy – and Tyra Goldman who is scheduled to depart for Egypt to represent the country in Top Model of the World 2020.
Mutya President Cory Quirino and Mutya Pageant Director Arlene Florentino presided over the twin event.
As for the #big announcement everyone is expecting to hear by now, hold on to your seats first and things will unfold soon! Some important agreements need to be finalized ahead of any public statement.
#mutyapilipinas #topmodeloftheworld #tyragoldman #aprilshort
Here are more photos of Mutya Pilipinas Queen Tyra Goldman. I want to call them pre-arrival shots, but that would be getting far ahead of the story. Let’s just wait for coverage shots on the formal day of her presentation later this week. Since the cat is already out of the bag if you have visited the FB page of Top Model of the World, then no use keeping it a secret.
She will definitely make the Philippines proud!
Photo | Creative Pixel Brian Ordonez
HMUA | Richard Strandz
Stylist | @styledbykimmyk
Looks like 2020 will be a brighter year for Mutya Pilipinas!
Something much awaited is about to happen. And it will involve Mutya Queen Tyra Goldman who was replaced last year by 1st Runner-Up Cyrille Payumo for Miss Tourism International (who actually won the crown in Malaysia) due to some restrictions of the Malaysian organizers.
Here are her latest photos – looking ready for something big! Care to guess, dear readers?
Watch out soon!
Photo by | Creative Pixel Brian Ordonez
HMUA | Richard Strandz
Styling | styledbykimmyk
If the crown is really meant for you, then it will land on your head no matter what the circumstances are.
As 1st Runner-Up of Mutya Pilipinas 2019, Cyrille Payumo was perfectly happy with the placement. It was her first national beauty pageant, after all. But it didn’t take long for her to ascend to one of the major titles when the original winner for Mutya Tourism International – Tyra Goldman – had to be replaced as per the strict rules of the Malaysia-based organization.
So off to Malaysia this beautiful and statuesque Kapampangan went. She did everything possible to represent the country well. No stones were left unturned, including the online voting where she placed a strong 2nd in the final tally.
Cyrille also won Best in National Costume
During the finals, Cyrille grabbed just one special award – Best in National Costume – while the representatives of other ASEAN, Asian and European nations kept on receiving one subsidiary title after the next.
It cannot be denied, though, that our bet was a stand-out in more ways than one. And when the winners in the magic circle were being announced, her country name was not being called. That is, up until the biggest one when Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi finally revealed that “Miss Tourism Philippines” is the winner of Miss Tourism International 2019/2020.
Congratulations, Cyrille! Savor the victory and be gloriously happy that you will return to the country with a 5th BIG win in this competition.
Mutya Pilipinas recently announced that – due to the new policy of the Miss Tourism International Pageant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – and in compliance with their latest rule, being “naturally-born in the country the candidate represents and no-dual citizenship”, Miss Cyrille Payumo, First Runner Up will replace Miss Tyra Goldman in the November 2019 Competition.
“We respect the rules of the Organization and assure them of our 100% compliance“ said Cory Quirino, President of Mutya Pilipinas after her telephone conversation with Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi, President of the Miss Tourism International Pageant.
“However, so as not to deprive Ms. Goldman of her opportunity to compete, we are presently studying possible options for her in other respectable international competitions. She is a gem of a beauty queen who can proudly and ably represent the Philippines”, stressed Quirino.
In this blog entry are photos taken from the well-attended Mutya Pilipinas 2019 Press Conference with the new Queens – Klyza Castro, April May Short, Tyra Rae Goldman, Cyrille Payumo and Maxinne Nicole Rangel plus Pageant President Ms Cory Quirino – held alongside a sumptuous Chinese lauriat hosted by Hai Shin Lou Restaurant in Makati City.
The Mutya Pilipinas 2019 Queens and Ms Cory Quirino pose with Ben Chiong, owner of Hai Shin Lou
Just to update you all, Mutya Pilipinas Asia-Pacific International 2019 Klyza Castro will begin her quest for a back-to-back win in Miss Asia-Pacific International 2019 here in Manila beginning September 26 all the way to the finals come October 9.
On the other hand, Mutya Pilipinas World Top Model 2019 April May Short will start her training with PMAP (Professional Models Association of the Philippines) next week before flying to France en route to Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco for the World top Model competition that will run from December 11-14.
Tyra Rae Goldman, Mutya Pilipinas Tourism International 2019, is gearing up for the Miss Tourism International 2019/2020 Pageant that will happen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from October 22 till the second week of November.
Watch out for my blogs about each one of them on normannorman.com soon!
5’9″ Klyza Castro of Davao City and 5’11” April May Short of Zamboanga City made it a 1-2 punch of victory for Mindanao in Mutya Pilipinas 2019 after they were crowned as the country’s representatives this year for Miss Asia Pacific International here in Manila and World Top Model in Monaco.
Both ladies will have their hands full the coming months as they prepare for their respective pageant missions.
Tyra Goldman of Nevada is now the first overseas community representative to win the right to represent us in Malaysia’s Miss Tourism International.
Early strong contender – the statuesque Cyrille Payumo of Pampanga – faltered in her Top 6 Q&A and settled for 1st Runner-Up honors.
Here now is the complete set of winners for Mutya Pilipinas 2019
Mutya Pilipinas Asia-Pacific International 2019:
Klyza Castro – Davao City
Mutya Pilipinas World Top Model Philippines 2019:
April May Short – Zamboanga City
Mutya Pilipinas Tourism International 2019:
Tyra Goldman – Nevada
Mutya Pilipinas Overseas Communities 2019:
Louise Janica Arroyo An – California
Cyrille Payumo – Pampanga
Maxinne Nicole Rangel – Padre Garcia, Batangas
Congratulations to all!