Cory Quirino takes over Mutya ng Pilipinas, starts search for ‘hometown girl’

NEW MUTYA LEADER. Cory Quirino faces the press after formally assuming the position of president and national director of Mutya ng Pilipinas. All photos by Alexa Villano/Rappler

By: Alexa Villano

MANILA, Philippines – After 3 years, Cory Quirino returns to the pageant scene – this time as the president of the Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant.

The TV host and wellness advocate was formally introduced on Wednesday, March 27 after news came out she will be taking over the franchise. (READ: Cory Quirino is new president of Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant)


During the press conference, Quirino, who was once the national director of Miss World Philippines, explained that she was finally convinced to accept the position because of one mission she wasn’t able to fulfill.

“My initial dream was very organic. It’s really to look for that hometown girl. And I didn’t realize that it was also the dream of Fred (Yuson, chairman of Mutya ng Pilipinas). It was also his biggest frustration.”

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