Mutya candidates show off their talents in a preliminary competition
It was an afternoon filled with beauty and confidence as the 15 lovely Mutya candidates showed off their grit during the mock pageant in Bohol Tropics Resort. No less than the pretty and glowing Mutya Chair Jane Yap welcomed the candidates, parents, barangay captains and guests in the occasion. Though 6 months on the family way, Yap supported the candidates and emphasized that Mutya has reinvented and redefined beauty through the years, “They are not just beautiful , they are here with a purpose in mind. Each candidate carries with her an advocacy which aims to impact the community”, Yap said. Three girls stood out in the event, Mutya sa Poblacion 3 Sheila Marie Fraser, Mutya sa San Isidro Kristine Joy Duterte, and Mutya sa Bool Fretzie Joyce Astronomo. Jonas Borces of Kagandahang Flores said these were the girls who truly exhibited the principles of the 3-day training on personality development, ramp walking, and communication skills. The results would not have any bearing in the grand coronation night. Events expert Joseph Alexis Cadelina directed the event. Columnist and blogger par excellence Raul Orimaco Gatal were also in attendance. The official candidates for the pageant are as follows, Fretzie Joyce Astronomo from Brgy. Bool; Carla Mae Telmo from Brgy. Booy; Alkalee Bangalao from Brgy. Cabawan; Dennissa Lorelle Owen from Brgy. Cogon; Celina Villoceno from Brgy. Dao; Kyle Bustamante from Brgy. Manga; Chariz Maricar Echavez from Brgy. Mansasa; Angel Ann Calimbayan from Brgy. Poblacion 1; Irah Farinas from Brgy. Poblacion 2; Sheila Marie Fraser from Brgy. Poblacion 3; Kristine Joy Duterte from Brgy. San Isidro; Andrhea Lanit from Brgy. Taloto; Maria Zandra Genieve Hontanosas from Brgy. Dampas; Irish Viviene Cruz from Brgy. Tiptip, and Gypsy Jhaira Balahay from Brgy. Ubujan.