Justine Mae San Jose vies for Miss Tourism International 2016 Tilt
Report by: Anton Eder | Writer & Correspondent
Managing Editor: Raymund Golez
Photos: Anton Eder
Reigning Mutya ng Pilipinas – Tourism International Justine Mae “Jaya” San Jose left for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last night, December 13, to join the other girls from different countries all over the world for the Miss Tourism International 2016 pageant. Many expects her to bring another pride to the Philippines, after all the successes of Filipina beauty queens in the international pageant arena.
From the time that she won her “mutya” crown to the time she left to compete abroad, Jaya was shown with overwhelming confidence and queenly attitude and aura after going through rigid training in preparation for her international stint. The coronation night of Miss Tourism International 2016 is slated on December 31, 2016, also in time for the New Year’s eve celebration for many.
The nineteen year old lass was born in her mother’s hometown, Mamburao Occidental, Mindoro. But after 2 yrs their family moved to her father’s hometown in Pila, Laguna. Jaya grew up in Doha, Qatar from age 4. She studied her pre-school until she graduated high school in Philippine School Doha.
Jaya started modeling at age 14. With her wide experience in doing ramp, pictorials, movies and photoshoots added up to her good credentials in the fashion world. She is a freelance model in Doha and in the Philippines. She returned to the Philippines last 2012 to start her intermediate studies in Colegio de San Juan de letran taking up Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
The members of the Philippine media who attended the her send-off party were pretty amazed and stunned by her personality and good stance, most particularly during the interview session. She has the wit and charm of a genuine Filipina, and no wonder, many were positive that she would do good come pageant night in Malaysia, and might eventually bring home the crown for the Philippines. Her eloquence, elegance, fierceness, confidence and striking beauty would serve as her best assets to reign supreme among other contestants on the finals night.
Present during her send-off were Mutya ng Pilipinas officials headed by Ms. Mayenne Vijandre along with Ms. Maricel Ang and Namkeen Hameed, as well as her family and friends.