MANILA, Philippines – A new set of Mutya ng Pilipinas queens was crowned on Sunday, September 16 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Sharifa Akeel of Sultan Kudarat was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas Miss Asia Pacific International. She will represent the country in the Miss Asia Pacific International pageant happening in Manila.
Julieane “Aya” Fernandez of Taguig took home the Mutya ng Pilipinas Miss Tourism International. She will vie for the title in Malaysia this December, hoping to succeed Jannie Ali-poon, who won last year.
Kesha Ramachandran of Iloilo, meanwhile, was chosen as Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism Queen of the Year International 2018 and will go on to compete in China.
Bohol’s Pauline Amelinckx will compete in the Miss Global Beauty Queen competition, to be held next year.
This year’s pageant was special, as Mutya ng Pilipinas celebrated its 50th year. Marc Nelson and Iza Calzado hosted the competition.
The list of winners:
Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International: Sharifa Akeel
Mutya ng Pilipinas Miss Tourism International: Aya Fernandez
Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism Queen of the Year International: Kesha Ramachandran
Mutya ng Pilipinas Miss Global Beauty Queen: Pauline Amelinckx
Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Communties: Jade Roberts
1st runner-up: Mary Justine Teng
2nd runner-up: Kristine Malicsi
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Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas 2018: # 1 – Jade Roberts, Australia 2nd Runner-Up: # 42 – Kristine Malicsi, Navotas 1st Runner-Up: # 48 – Mary Justine Teng, Muntinlupa Mutya ng Pilipinas Global Beauty Queen 2018: # 24 – Pauline Amelinckx, Bohol Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism Queen the Year 2018 – # 30 – Kesha Ramachandran, Iloilo Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2018 – # 46 – Aya Fernandez, Taguig Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International 2018 – # 19 – Sharifa Akeel, Sultan Kudarat Congratulations!