IN PHOTOS: The 40 candidates of Mutya Pilipinas 2019
MANILA, Philippines — The 40 candidates for Mutya Pilipinas were formally introduced to the media at Citadines Bay City in Manila on Thursday, August 1.
The candidates will compete for the following titles:
- Miss Asia Pacific International
- World Top Model Philippines
- Miss Tourism International
- Filipino Overseas Communities
The contest will also have a 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up.
This year's candidates were chosen from all over the Philippines, and Filipino overseas communities during the 3-month search of the organization. Some of the candidates have also competed in other local and national pageants.
One of the ladies who surprised the media was former Binibining Pilipinas 2019 candidate April Short. In an interview with Rappler on the sidelines of the press presentation, she said that she's aiming to win the title of World Top Model Philippines, the new title recently acquired by the organization.
"I just want to venture into modeling now," April said.
Asked what she wanted to pick up from this journey, the candidate from Zamboanga City said: "I am going to enjoy every bit of it and the learnings with my pasarela, Q and A, and of course socializing with other people. That's very important for the pageant."
Two candidates shared the Darling of the Press tag: Andrea Fe Gomez of Baguio City and Maxinne Nicole Rangel of Padre Garcia, Batangas.
The 2018 Mutya queens led by Aya Fernandez, Kesha Ramachandran, Pauline Amelinckx, and Justine Teng came to support the candidates.
Coronation night is scheduled at the Mall of Asia Arena on August 18.
1. Jigg Kirsty Ang, Catanduanes
2. Alyana Bettina Penales, Bacacay, Albay
3. Jasmine Eaton, Tacloban City
4. Mariah Gelina Lequin, Bogo City, Cebu
5. Amber delos Reyes, Canada
6. Ella Cayabyab, Quezon Province
7. Hanna Jessica Villa, Taguig
8. Louise Janica Arroyo An, California
9. Andrea Fe Gomez, Baguio
10. Jenieva Basultin, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo
11. Keinth Jensen Petrasanta, Laguna
12. Camille Joy Ang, Cavite
13. Andrea Acibo, Batangas City, Batangas
14. Karmina Luiza Grady, Arizona
15. Sandra Jele, Tagbilaran City
16. Maria Isabel Alves, San Isidro, Parañaque
17. Tyra Goldman, Nevada
18. Joi Hunter, Illionois
19. Cyrille Payumo, Pampanga
20. April Short, Zamboanga City
21. Ysabel Napiza, New Jersey
22. Savannah Rosemary Catayas, Australia
23. Klyza Castro, Davao del Sur
24. Christene Longakit, Quezon City
25. Eiffel Janell Rosalita, Sta Maria, Bulacan
26. Karla Claudine Lasquite, Cebu City, Cebu
27. Layla Yousif Adriatico, Bahrain
28. Iana Faye Marie Olea, Davao Oriental
29. Dionne Sade Nicha, Tunasan, Muntinlupa
30. Jenny Kim Agasid, San Dionisio, Parañaque
31. Maricres Castro, Alabang, Muntinlupa
32. Maxinne Nicole Rangel, Padre Garcia, Batangas
33. Maria Angelica Pantaliano, Mandaue City, Cebu
34. Lesley Anne Ticaro, Davao del Norte
35. Camille Maha Marie Rono Fabro, UAE
36. Irish Silades, Malinao, Albay
37. Nina Bernedo, Cagayan de Oro
38. Jaica Zacate, Pangasinan
39. Lady Justerinnie Santos, Bulakan, Bulacan
40. Stephanie Monique Villavicencio, La Paz, Iloilo