Olivia Culpo Channeler Wins Mutya ng Cabuyao 2013!
(Ran out of time to post more pics, please visit again, will upload more photos later tonight.)
Congratulations to the City of Cabuyao for a wonderfully produced beauty pageant – the Mutya ng Cabuyao 2013!
The lovely contestant who won the Top Title was contestant#14 Khryzzel Medialdia who came out, during the Long Gown Competition in a straightforward borrowing of Olivia Culpo’s styling when she won Miss Universe 2012.
IMHO, the tactic gave Khryzzel an edge over the other five finalists because it was an improvement on the original look and the ‘Olivia Culpo Ball Gown styling” has become iconic, specially among pageant fans like me. While I normally frown on copy cats, I don’t mind it if the copy is a great improvement on the ‘original’. So congratulations on the bold move to copy and improve.
Honestly, I had a hard time judging because there were about 6 or 7 girls that stood out among the the batch of 16 contestants. But with the help of my co-judges, we were able to make a choice. The panel included me, Mama Renee Salud (chairman), Chuckie Chavez of TV5, Vanessa Amman 2nd Princess Miss World Philippines 2012, actor Paolo Paraiso, Roan Aguilar Miss Asean 2012 1st RU, and actress/model Lou Sison.
The complete list of winners at the Mutya ng Cabuyao 2013 are:
Mutya ng Cabuyao 2013: #14 Khryzzel Medialdia
1st Runner-up : #7 Hazel Coral
2nd Runner-up: #1 Diana Rose de Joya
3rd Runner-up: #2 Micah Sanchez
4th Runner-up: #10 Jemshin Hannah Lacsamana
Ms Photogenic: #5 Ransie Candado
Strongest Photo: #4 Karen Entredicho
Ms Congeniality: #7 Hazel Coral
Best in Swimsuit: #1 Diana Rose de Joya
Best in Talent: #6 Johnaliza Valentino
Best in Production: #3 Jhona Milla Montalbo
Best in Casual Wear: #2 Micah Sanchez
Best in Long Gown: #1 Diana Rose de Joya