NOVEMBER 30, 2013 BY DYAN HERNANDEZ
In a country where beauty pageant is considered like a Manny Pacquiao boxing match, there is such a strong wave of fanaticism in ladies contending for a beauty queen title.
Winning a beauty pageant comes with fame in all forms, a bragging right, an extended title before your name instead of just “Miss”, and at times the challenge to prove to everyone that you’re more than just a pretty face.
For the countless times that we have featured beauty pageants around the province, we have witnessed quite a lot on Batangas pageantry. With that, we know how Batangueños take precious time to rummage on the photos we publish and voice out their no-holds-barred comments. We’ve seen a lot of those, particularly in the province’s much awaited pageant each year, the Mutya ng Batangas.
Formerly known as Mutya ng Lalawigan ng Batangas and Mutya ng Batangan, the pageant is where ladies from different cities and municipalities of the province vie for the crown and be hailed as Batangas’ finest lady. This is where pageant veterans and amateurs contend in various competitions that may lead them to grab at least a spot in the finals.
In 2009, we witnessed how Disayrey Sayat of Batangas City outwit the rest of her co-candidates. It seemed like the stars were aligned in her favor that night as her beauty and intelligence got the people cheering. The Mutya ng Lalawigan ng Batangas title went to the much deserving, Disay.
The following year, a towering beauty from Balayan proved that even though she was born to a foreigner father, a true Batangueña lives within her. Juliana Kapeundl was among the candidates who gave us strong recall because of her last name and her stature. All of the finalists gave each other tough competition but Juliana brought home the crown as Mutya ng Batangan 2010.
More Batangueñas continue to live the dream of becoming a beauty queen. In 2011, 28 candidates vied for the Mutya ng Batangan title. But Rose Pujanes of Sto. Tomas stood above the rest and won the pageant. Earlier this year, she competed in Bb. Pilipinas, the same batch as Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up, Ariella Arida.
In 2012, the pageant officially became Mutya ng Batangas. It was the year when San Pascual’s darling, Darlene Reyes, won the crown. Throughout the competition, Darlene showed her grace, confidence, and intelligence, which made most people believe that she might bring home the title. And she did.
This year, 23 candidates are vying for the Mutya ng Batangas 2013 crown. The swimsuit competition is done and Miss Padre Garcia, Janna Erra Perez, won Best in Swimsuit.
Meanwhile, catch the talent competition scheduled on December 5, 6pm at the Batangas City Convention Center. Who will be the Best in Talent this year? Any bet?
And of course, you wouldn’t want to miss the coronation night on December 6, 7pm at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum. Be there as a new Mutya ng Batangas takes the crown.
Results of the Beauty Pageant –
Congratulations to Mutya ng Taal Lyza Dianne Hernandez for taking home the 2013 crown of Mutya ng Batangas. She is really gorgeous and it was a well-deserved win! Bakit kaya magaganda ang mga binibini sa Taal?
1st Runner-up – Padre Garcia – Janna Erra Perez
2nd Runner-up – Agoncillo – Aziel Joy De Sagun
3rd Runner-up – Lipa – Louisa Mae Laylo
4th Runner-up – Lobo – Krissandra Marie Abel