The grand coronation spectacle of the 47th annual Mutya ng Pilipinas was recently concluded at the Resorts World Manila. For those who missed it on ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best, here’s a quick recap of the winners.
People’s Choice is Katherine Caguioa (Tuguegarao) and Viva New Discovery is Hershey Gajudo (Cebu City).
Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 2nd Runner-up is Brenna Cassandra Gamboa (Nueva Ecija), Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 1st Runner-up is Julee Ann MarieBourgoin (Cagayan de Oro) who also won Best in Modern Terno and Mutya ng Resorts World Manila. Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 Overseas Communities is Nina Josie Robertson (Australia).
Miss Friendship and the newly crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism goes to Janela Joy Cuaton (Doha, Qatar). She will represent our country to the 19th Miss Tourism International to be held in Vietnam on November 28.
Philippine representative to the Miss Tourism Queen of the Year which will be staged in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 9 goes to Leren Mae Baustista (Los Banos, Laguna) –Mutya ng Hana and the newly crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 Asia Pacific.
Best Designer is Mac Tumang, his creation was worn by Jessica Rose McEwen (Central Luzon) who was among the top 10 finalists too. The other top 10 finalists were Aislinn Anne Sebastian (Southern California), Kerlyn Horn (Northern California), Shannon Rebecca Bridgman (Melbourne) and Jessie May Delprete (Arizona). They wore black and white Filipiniana gowns created by Mama Renee.
Beauty queen Maggie Wilson-Conseji and celebrity Arci Munoz were among the panel of judges who were mostly composed of renowned personalities in politics (Margarita TingTing Cojuangco and Sen. Antonio Trillanes) and business sectors (Col. Ricardo Nolasco, Jr., Eric Yaw, Jasper Tiu, Dino Chua, Danny Ooi, Stephen Reilly) and Consul General Christian Hue. The event was hosted by Gutierrez siblings Raymond, Richard and Ruffa.
This pageant organization is motivated and inspired by its guiding thrust to assist in promoting Tourism, Social Responsibility and Fashion. It engages in worthwhile endeavors that will enable it to achieve and make a contribution to promote the Philippines as a major and a revered tourism destination. (By Haidee Martin-Provido)