The New Queens of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2017 Crowned
Report: Anton Eder | Media Correspondent
Managing Editor: Raymund Thom Golez
Photos: Jerry Ilao | Official Photographer; Anton Eder | Correspondent
TAMPA, Florida – Thirty gorgeous ladies representing the different regions of the Philippines and the Filipino overseas communities competed for the grand titles of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2017 at the grand coronation night held at Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila, Pasay City on August 4.
Ilene Astrid de Vera of Cebu was crowned as this year’s Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International. In the question and answer portion, De Vera was asked: “If someday you’re lucky enough for a producer to make a movie version of your life, what would you choose as the title, and who would you like to portray your life?” De Vera answered: “The first question is, what would I like to have as my movie, I would like to name it, ‘Single Mom’s Child,’ and I would like to have myself portray it, portray the role of the child… because my mother was my inspiration in everything that I did, and I’m just so happy she raised me well as a person and I’m very happy to be here standing right now, to show her how proud I am too, thank you.”
while Jannie Loudette Alipo-on of Navotas as Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International. Hannah Khayle Iglesia of Isabela won Mutya ng Pilipinas Top Model of the World, and Savannah Mari Gankiewicz of Hawaii was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Filipino Communities. They succeeded last year’s titleholders Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan (Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International), Justin Mae San Jose ( Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International) and Michelle Thorlund (Mutya ng Pilpinas-Overseas Communities).
The winners will be sent to their respective international pageants corresponding to their titles: Miss Asia Pacific International to be held in Manila on October, Miss Tourism International to be held in Malaysia on December, and Top Model of the World to be held in Grenada in 2018.
The first runner up title were given to Angela Carla Sandigan of Pateros, while Sofia Marie Sibug of Albay were declared as second runner up. The other specials awards were given, as follows:
People’s Choice Award: Angela Carla Sandigan of Pateros
Camera Club of the Philippines Award: Jannie Loudette Alipo-on of Navotas
CWC International Award: Sofia Marie Sibug of Albay
Best Designer Award: Rian Fernandez worn by Sandrianne Esquilona of Tarlac
Resorts World Manila Award: Ilene Astrid de Vera of Cebu
A more exciting Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant journey awaits the new batch of winners, according to the declaration of the newly-appointed president of Mutya ng Pilipinas Inc., Ms. Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo, from a video clip speech shown during the pageant.
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