Cory Quirino, President of Mutya Pilipinas, with Fred Yuson, Mutya Pilipinas Chairman, with Miss Paulette Quinto, PMAP Member and PMAP President, Anne Siddeco during the press conference at Ascott Makati.
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.
Reigning Mutya Pilipinas Asia Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Areef Mohammed Omar Akeel was crowned Miss Asia Pacific International in October 2018. The winner of World Top Model Philippines 2019 will compete in the World Top Model International finals to be held in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 14, 2019, the winner of which gets a guaranteed modeling contract with MAJOR Models Management with offices in Paris, Milan, New York, Miami and Munich.
Fiore Tondi, founder and president of World Top Model, who welcomed the Philippines as participant country, will sit as one of the judges in the 51st Mutya Pilipinas Grand Coronation, scheduled on August 18, 2019 at the Mall of Asia and to be telecast live over ABS CBN. (Report By Eton Concepcion / Photos by Lito Caleon)
Cory Quirino, President of Mutya Pilipinas, with Fred Yuson, Mutya Pilipinas Chairman, PMAP Member and PMAP President, Anne Siddeco during the press conference at Ascott Makati.