Candidates from Laguna and Doha, Qatar won the top prizes at the conclusion of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 held August 2 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila.
Leren Mae Bautista was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International. The Laguna beauty will represent the country in the Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International in Kuala Lumpur in December.
Janela Joy Cuaton from the Filipino community in Doha, Qatar was named Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International. She will head on to compete in Miss Tourism International pageant to be held in Vietnam later this year.
The two ladies also took home most of the special awards. Bautista won the coveted Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown titles, while Cuaton was awarded Best in Festival Costume, Miss Friendship, and Miss Photogenic.
Nina Josie Robertson from Australia was hailed Mutya ng Pilipinas-Overseas Communities, while Cagayan de Oro’s Julee Ann Marie Bourgoin and Nueva Ecija’s Brenna Cassandra Gamboa finished first and second runners-up, respectively.
The Top 10 was dominated by representatives from overseas Filipino communities. Completing the roster of finalists were Aislinn Anne Sebastian (Southern California), Kerlyn Horn (Northern California), Shannon Rebecca Bridgman (Melbourne), Jessie May Delprete (Arizona) and Jessica Rose McEwen (Central Luzon).
Article was first published in Missosology.Org Photos by Bong Tan of Missosology
Cebu City’s Eva Psychee Patalinjug and Cordilleras’ Glenifer Perido emerged as front-runners after winning the Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown awards during the pre-pageant held days ago. And until the end, these two beauties proved they are the major forces to reckon with in the competition.
The Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 coronation night concluded with Patalinjug winning the Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific crown, while Perido was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International.
This marks the third consecutive year that a Cebuana placed in the Top 2 of the competition. Rizzini Gomez and Angeli Gomez both won the Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism title in 2012 and 2013 respectively. They also won the Miss Tourism International crown during their respective participating years. Perido faces a daunting task of keeping the streak going for the Philippines in the Malaysian-based international pageant.
Other winners were Patrizia Bosco of Milan, who was named Mutya ng Pilipinas-Overseas Communities, while Olongapo City’s Cristel Racel and Australia’s Kim Fyfe finished first and second runners-up. Check out the rest of the top 10 here.
Photograph: Mutya ng Pilipinas Facebook page, Rappler
Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific: Patrizia Bosco (Mutya ng Milan)
Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International: Eva Psychee Sorono Patalinjug (Mutya ng Cebu City)
Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Communities: Christina De Vries (Mutya ng Toronto)
1st runner-up: Glennifer Perido (Mutya ng Cordilleras)
2nd runner-up: Alexandra Faith Garcia (Mutya ng Zambales)
Dorina Lodenada Doerr (Mutya ng Tagbilaran City)
Cristine Racel (Mutya ng Olongapo City)
Froilene Catong Villanueva (Mutya ng Iloilo City)
Nickah Dalisay Dela Cruz (Mutya ng Bulacan)
Annalita Vizcarra (Mutya ng Murcia, Negros Occidental)
The 30 candidates of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 were officially presented to the members of the press last July 23 at Hotel H2O in Manila.
Anna Margarette Bascon -Lapu-Lapu City
Dorina Doerr – Tagbilaran/Heidelberg
Britt Roselyn Rekkedal -Scandinavia
Ma. Jackielyn Dulay – Nueva Ecija
Aivy Mae Castro- Daanbantayan
Nickah Dela Cruz – Bulacan
Alexandra Faith Garcia – Zambales
Renalyn Arinque – Capiz
Cristel Racel -Olongapo City
Kellie Dione Camoro -Zamboanga
Beatrice Kathryn Andrada- Canada
Shanice Aquino – Central Luzon
Annalita Vizcarra – Murcia, Negros Occidental
Mary Ryelle Espiritu – Arizona, USA
Deborah Humpfner -Germany
Christina De Vries – Toronto
Maria Leslie Angelina Ghan -Misamis Oriental/Cagayan de Oro
Cheryl Chen -Tarlac
Yesley Cabanos -Caloocan
Candy Cumayas – Bohol
Kim Fyfe – Australia
Eva Psychee Patalinjug – Cebu City
Rosalie Arcenio – Aklan
Froilene Villanueva – Iloilo
Patrizia Bosco – Milan
Gleniffer Perido – Cordilleras
Angela Aninang -Mabalacat
Jovilyn Gavan – Davao
Pauline Edralin -Melbourne
Aiko Rachelle Caraan – Talisay, Cebu
These girls will battle it out for the three crowns at stake this year: Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific, Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International and Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas. Finals is set for August 8 at the Solaire Resort and Casino.
But before that, the girls will battle it out in the swimsuit competition from July 28-31 in Palawan and the long gown competition from August 1-3 in Nueva Ecija.
Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 special awards were also presented during the press presentation.
Darling of the Press is #25 Patrizia Bosco of Milan
Mutya ng Hotel H2O is #4 Ma. Jackielyn Dulay of Nueva Ecija
Tupperware’s choice is #26 Glennifer Perido of Cordilleras
Photographs: Mutya ng Pilipinas FB page and Rappler