The forty candidates competing in this year’s Mutya Pilipinas will have the chance to become the first World Top Model Philippines winner. Aside from the four major titles handed out yearly in Mutya Pilipinas, namely, Mutya Asia-Pacific International, Mutya Tourism International, Mutya Tourism Queen of the Year International and Mutya Overseas Communities, a fifth crown and title of World Top Model Philippines 2019 will be given in the finals.
“This year, we decided to drop the ‘ng’ in Mutya ng Pilipinas for marketing purposes, to make our pageant more current, more now and more relevant. Not that it was irrelevant the previous years, but because we are embracing a whole new dimension in the definition of Mutya Pilipinas as a beauty pageant,” said Cory Quirino, president of the Mutya ng Pilipinas organization.
“We are opening an opportunity for aspiring Filipinas who want to be successful international models. For this reason, Mutya Pilipinas will be forging an alliance with the Professional Modeling Association of the Philippines,” added Quirino, who took over the presidency of Mutya in March after quitting as national director of Miss World Philippines.
“These are exciting times for Mutya Pilipinas, so you can expect more positive changes in the future as it evolves,” said Fred Yuson, chairman of Mutya Pilipinas.