- Published on Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00
- Written by JOSE D. PATAO, JR
By A Web design Company
THE search for the country’s loveliest muses is on as the screening for official contestants for Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 entered its final stages with the screening of aspirants from Metro Manila and nearby provinces.
Preliminary screenings for the 44th Mutya ng Pilipinas Pageant have been held in Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Central Luzon (Pampanga) and the Manila screenings at the Skydome of SM North EDSA was held last Sunday with 30 aspirants parading before the panel that included Mutya ng Pilipinas production head Renee Salud, Mutya ng Pilipinas 1st runner-up 2002 Kristine Caballero and Mutya ng Pilipinas finalist 2005 and Miss Global Asia 2008 Hemilyn Escudero.
Another screening will be held tomorrow afternoon with the final screening to be held on Monday, both at Skydome. The official candidates that will be selected from the Manila screening will join those chosen from the regional screenings and the candidates representing Filipino communities overseas.
Aspirants must be 18 to 25 years old, at least 5’5” tall, at least a high school graduate, must possess beauty of face and figure, smart and witty, and of Filipino ancestry (with at least one grandparent from either maternal or paternal line possessing Filipino citizenship). Interested parties may log on to website www.mutyapilipinas.com or call its secretariat at 0917-5260777 and look for Mayenne Vijandre, the pageant’s ever hardworking administrative manager.
The press presentation of official candidates will be held on July 18 (venue to be announced) and the swimsuit competition will be held at the Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa in Lapu-lapu City, Cebu on July 20. The coronation night will be held on August 12 at the Meralco Theater in Ortigas, Pasig City.
Meanwhile, Pageant Watch caught up with the coronation nights of Mister & Miss Island Philippines at the Ynarez Sprts Center in Kapitolyo, Pasig City and Manila’s Five Prettiest at the PICC Forum Tent, both held last July 23.
Mica Angeles, 18, a 5’9 beauty from Sta. Rosa City, Laguna was crowned as Miss Island Philippines 2012 while Henry Recinto, 20, a 5’10 hunk from Marilao, Bulacan was elected as Mister Island Philippines 2012. Angeles will vie for Miss Globe International in Turkey in October while Recinto will compete for Mr. Earth Worldwide in Guatemala, also in October.
The exciting and entertaining search for Manila’s Five Prettiest, the long-running gay beauty pageant founded by the late great stylist Jun Encarnacion, concluded with the coronation of the winners who stood out from the field of 40 contestants namely: Nikki Normanson, Angelica Santillan, Erika Ilustre, Bembem Radaza and Marian Arguelles. Noticeably impressive was the stage which simulated the picturesque landscape of Santorini, Greece.