The 50th Golden Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018 pageant kicked off with the grand press presentation of the 50 official candidates held at Ascott Hotel Makati on Monday afternoon. The Mutya ng Pilipinas, Inc. has promised to present “the best ever edition of Asia’s longest-running beauty pageant,” and the second oldest national beauty pageant in the country.
The 50 title contenders were selected from extensive nationwide searches, including Filipino international communities worldwide.
Mary Justine Teng of Muntinlupa City was voted as Darling of the Press while Agatha Romero of Manila City and Nina Ancheta of Los Angeles, Southern California, were 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Expect these three gorgeous girls to grab any of the four major titles at stake during the finals night.
The Talent Competition will be staged in Pansol, Calamba, Laguna—Sol Y Viento Mountain Hot Springs and Resort to promote “Beauty Tourism.” Swimsuit and Long Gown Competition is set on Sept. 10 while the Terno Competition is on Sept. 11 in Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila.
The winners of the 50th Mutya ng Pilipinas will be the country’s representative in Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 to be held in Manila on Oct. 4; Miss Tourism International 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Dec. 23; Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2018 in China later this year; and Miss Global Beauty Queen 2018 in Seoul, Korea in May 2019.
“We want a pageant that promotes the Filipino women, provides a platform for them to be empowered, identified and given credence, because we believe that through the Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant, Filipino women can shine bright on the world stage by showcasing our beauty, heritage, history and our future,” MPI Chairman Fred Yuson and MPI president Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo both declared.
The 50 official candidates are: Jade Skye Roberts – Australia, Souarthizae Aynouzscia Violon- Cagayan de Oro, Ebony Victoria Bangit- Melbourne, Rein Hillary Carrascal- Legazpi City,
Richelle Valerie Pailden- General Santos, Gezza Avila - Candelaria, Quezon, Harmony Matson—Florida, USA, Arianne Deseree Viardo—Bahrain, Mae Kimberly De Luna - Caloocan City, Marina Mercedes Mendoza- San Fernando, Pampanga, Odessa Dela Cuesta - Davao City, Joana Marie Martinez- Valenzuela City, Anie Uson- Pangasinan, Princess Mariel Palo- Agoncillo, Batangas, Mina Kim- Makati City, Shanon Jumaylh Tampon- Quezon City, Lady Russel Panaguiton- Denmark, Marseilaise Perkins- East Coast Canada, Sharifa Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel- Sultan Kudarat, Jessica Duhay- Arizona, USA, Nina Ancheta- LA, Southern California, USA, Jeserey Sanchez- Northern California, USA, Agatha Lei Romero- Manila, Pauline Amelinckx- Bohol, Bettina Reloj Dingemans- Netherlands, Katrina Mae Sese- Tarlac City, Allison Lorenzo- Southern California, USA, Allhia Charmaine Estores- Cavite , Anna Clarice Patrimonio - Cainta, Rizal, Kheshapornam Ramachandran- Iloilo City, Alexandra Abdon - Pasig City, Hannah Bithiah Meriño—Laguna, Lishairra James Portugal- Binangonan, Rizal, Geri Franchesca Camargo- Meycauayan, Bulacan, Teemee Miguel- San Ildefonso, Bulacan, Hulda Margaret Sigurdardottir- Iceland, Alexandra Michaela Bobadilla - Paranaque City, Eunice Abegail Banagudos - Negros Oriental, Honey Grace Cartasano - Antipolo City, Patricia Kimberly Robles - Sto. Tomas, Batangas, Julie Ann Gil - Lucena City, Kristine Micah Malicsi - Navotas City, Anne Nathalie Ruth Longakit - West Coast Canada, Nikka Marie Cristina Castro - Marilao, Bulacan, Erginia Vera Bautista - Cabanatuan City, Julieane Fernandez - Taguig City, Maria Fe Loayon —Cebu City, Mary Justine Teng - Muntinlupa City, Mayuko Hanawa—Japan, Sabrina Binder - Germany
The Grand Coronation Night of Mutya Gold will be held at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena on Sept. 16 at 7:00 p.m. with delayed telecast on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best.
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