Who Were the Most Popular Girls at the Mutya ng Pilipinas Press Presentation?
Hello ABQ readers! After a long hiatus, (been busy preparing for a teleserye) I’m back (sort of) to share with you my thoughts on the newest batch of babes competing in the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 beauty pageant.
Previously, I reported that there would only be one title given away this year but after chatting with members of the board, it seems that they will still give out TWO major titles just like last year: Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International and Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International. But only one of the two will compete abroad as of now.
There will be a third title, the Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Communities which will go to one of the ‘imports’ from Filipino communities abroad. So far there are 6 girls in that category.
And now, lets talk about the candidates who won awards and got the most attention at the Press Presentation of Mutya this year!
There were three special awards given out – Miss Ivana, Miss H20 and Darling of the Press. (Ivana is the fragrance brand of Tupperware. Yes, the company is not satisfied with just storing your food; they want you to smell good while you’re at it!)
#26 Glennifer Perido representing the Cordilleras won the Miss Ivana honor while Miss H20 went to #4 Ma. Jackielyn Dulay. The Darling of the Press award went to #25 Patrizia Bosco from the Fil Community in Milan, Italy.
Personally, I consider the Darling of the Press Award the most important out of the three because media folk are kings! And they are very astute at picking winners. Does this mean Press Darling #25 Patrizia Bosco has a big chance of winning one of the main titles? I certainly think so. From the first time I saw her at the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 screening in Metro Manila, I had her pegged as strong contender in whatever pageant she joined.
But it won’t be a walk in the park for Patrizia. The contenders in Mutya ng Pilipinas this year are fierce and the lovely Fil-Italian can’t afford to sit on her laurels and just be beautiful. She has to put her best foot forward and DELIVER! Lets she how she does in the coming days…
Apart from the above-mentioned beauties, there was another girl who did not win any of the special awards but got lots of attention from the press and that was #9 Cristine Racel of Olongapo who was Miss Bikini Philippines 1st runner-up last year.
Enjoy my photos!
The 6 six beauties above turned out to be the most popular ones! LOL! Including ME! (I’m in the blue paisley dress…) Oh, the girl in white dress next to me is none-other than the Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific 2013 Koreen Medina who did the Philippines proud when she landed the 3rd Runner-up place in Miss Intercontinental 2013 which was held in Germany.
IMHO, Koreen Medina looks more like a beauty queen now than when she won last year! She somehow managed to shed off her cute-sie ‘artistahin‘ look replacing it with the gloss and shimmer of a queen. Made me wonder if she had plans of joining another beauty pageant. When I asked her, she didn’t deny or admit anything but she did agree with me that at a youthful age of 19 she’s got many years ahead for competition.
One of the key strengths of #25 Patrizia Bosco, apart from looking like the girlfriend you can never have, is that she answers questions so naturally. Altho she was already an official candidate, the judges had a one-to-one interview with her during the Metro Manila screening and it turned out to more of a conversation rather than a Q&A.
#26 Glennifer Perido is another strong contender in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014. Biggest strength is her stunning Barbie-doll face!
#4 Ma. Jackielyn Dulay’s winning asset is her bright smile. You can see it reach all the way to her eyes!
I always keep an eye on the contestants that Mario Dumaual of ABS-CBN interviews. He always features the girls who end up winning or at least entering the runner-up circle. Just be careful when being interviewed by him… you might just end up passing out or passing away, LOL!
(Sorry, if you didn’t get that inside joke, it’s alright, I still love you… LOLZ!)
So, that was my experience at the Press Presentation of the 30 official candidates of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 at Hotel H20 in Luneta, Manila. Coronation night is on August 8, 2014… best wishes to all the candidates!