IN PHOTOS: Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013

Pia Ranada
Fairy tale gowns, regal ternos, and 4 new lovely queens

VICTORY. Koreen Medina of Quezon City is crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific and will compete in the Miss Intercontinental pageant in Egypt

MANILA, Philippines – Koreen Medina of Quezon City took home the Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific 2013 title. The Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant night was held on July 26 at NBC Tent, Taguig.

Angeli Dione Gomez of Cebu City was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism 2013.

READ: Live Blog: Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013

The night was a glamorous affair, with a star-studded panel of judges that included Tingting Cojuangco, Sen. Francis Escudero, and showbiz darling Heart Evangelista.

Hosted by Chris Tiu and past Mutya winners, the pageant consisted of a swimsuit portion and evening gown portion until the top 10 contestants were picked to move on to the Question and Answer portion. 

Here are the top 10 finalists:

1. Mutya 31 Nazita Reyhanian
2. Mutya 15 Asdis Karlsdottir
3. Mutya 13 Maureen Montagne
4. Mutya 6 Angeli Dione Gomez
5. Mutya 20 Catherine Trivino
6. Mutya 16 Joselle Mariano
7. Mutya 9 Zandra Flores
8. Mutya 29 Vina Openiano
9. Mutya 21 Koreen Medina
10. Mutya 22 Kristian Aubrey Nolasco

The other lucky ladies who took home a crown that night are:

  • Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 1st runner-up: Mutya #13 Maureen Montagne of Arizona
  • Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 2nd runner-up: Mutya #22 Kristian Aubrey Nolasco of Caloocan City
  • Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Communities 2013: Asdis Karlsdottir of Iceland

Here are Rappler’s exclusive photos of the event (all photos by Arnel Cometa):

RETRO TONE. Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 starts on a cheerful note with this dance number set to the Beatles

MONOCHROME. The 31 Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 candidates look smashing in their black and white bikinis

FULL FORCE. The audience goes wild for their favorite candidates

AT THE JUDGES' TABLE. Tingting Cojuangco confers with Laguna Gov. ER Ejercito

SWEET MOMENT. Heart Evangelista and Senator Escudero go affectionate

PRINCESSES. The pastel-hued evening gowns transform the contestants into characters straight from a fairy tale

CLASS. These layered gowns command attention for the striking silhouette they create

SELECTION. The Top 10 contestants can't hide their excitement as they take their place onstage

A LA BEATLES. Band of Brothers wooed the audience with tunes from the 50s, 60s and 70s

BIKINI BODS. Top 10 finalist Mutya 29 Vina Openiano works the runway during the Top 10 swimwear competition

LOVELY. Mutya ng Sheridan title goes to Koreen Medina while Best in Swimsuit goes to Vina Openiano

Q & A. The Top 10 finalists each pick a rose that corresponds to a question they will be asked

ANGELI'S TURN. Western women can learn 'virtues and culture' from Filipinas, she says

MUTYA MANIA. Passionate fans screaming their support for their favorite candidates

HER CHOICE. This lady shows her support for Mutya 13 Maureen Montagne

REGAL BEARING. The Top 10 in their red, glittery ternos

STATURE. Nazita Reyhanian from Scandinavia is the tallest candidate at 6 feet

FAREWELL WALK. Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific 2012 Camille Guevarra and Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2012 Rizzini Alexis Gomez wear their crowns for the last time

BELLE OF THE BALL. Mutya 11 Marichat Evaristo wins the Evening Gown competition

CROWD FAVORITE. Mutya 15 Asdis Karlsdottir of Iceland wins the People's Choice award

FACE OF TOURISM. Angeli Dione Gomez will compete in the Miss Tourism International pageant in Kuala Lumpur

VICTORY. Koreen Medina of Quezon City is crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific and will compete in the Miss Intercontinental pageant in Egypt

QUEENS OF THE NIGHT. Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 winners (L to R): 2nd runner-up Kristian Aubrey Nolasco, Overseas Communities 2013 Asdis Karlsdottir, Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific 2013 Koreen Medina, Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2013 Angeli Dione Gomez, and 1st runner-up Maureen Montagne


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Pia Ranada

Pia Ranada is a senior reporter for Rappler covering Philippine politics and environmental issues. For tips and story suggestions, email her at