ABQ’s Best Photos at Mutya Datul’s Send Off to Miss Supranational 2013!
ABQ had the chance to attend the Bb. Pilipinas send-off party for Mutya Datul at the Gloria Maris Banquet Hall (formerly the Gateway Suites) in Gateway, Cubao. And after seeing Mutya in action at the send-off, I’m convinced that she is going to stun the judges and organizers at the Miss Suprantional 2013 beauty pageant in Minsk, Belarus.
I don’t know about you, but I think her type of beauty will be ‘ma-benta‘ in Belarus which is right in the middle of the European continent. I think the Europeans will love her, particularly her catwalk abilities which are meteoric to say the least. Another big asset: Her Maria Clara face is beautiful not just from afar but also up-close. Pageant fans in the audience kept saying that Mutya Datul’s type of beauty is pang-Universe, International and World. But right now, her mission is to enjoy the Miss Supranational 2013 beauty pageant and in the process, win the crown for the Philippines!
The Queens in attendance at the send-off included the Bb. PilipinasGold 2013 Court of Beauties – Pia Wurtzbach (1st Runner-up), Cindy Miranda (Tourism), Bea Santiago (International) and Ara Arida (Universe). Also in attendance, Shamcey Supsup (Ms Universe 2011 3rd Runner-up) and Elaine Kay Moll (Miss Supranational Philippines 2012). Elaine is Mutya’s predecessor and successfully placed 4th in Miss Suprantional 2012 in Poland.
Seeing how close all the current winners are to each other shows that Bb Pilipinas has been very successful at keeping the spirit of camaraderie and support among the queens. Every year, I look forward to the messages from each of them to the queen who is being sent off to her international pageant.
Mutya will need all the advice and words of encouragement she can get because this will be her first trip out of the Philippines. She said that this is actually two answered prayers – to travel abroad and to represent the Philippines in an international pageant! Wow, this trip is like hitting two birds with one stone!!!
Many Filipinos are not aware of the Supranational beauty pageant so here’s a quick background: the Supranational is run by the Panamanian group World Beauty Association but held in Europe since it came into being in 2009. In spite of its newness, the Supranational has attracted some 94 nations this year making it one of the biggest international beauty tilts in the world.
Last year, the Philippines won the Supranational 3rd Runner-up title after 5’11” stunner Elaine Kay Moll (in photo below) wowed the judges in host nation Poland. Will this year’s representative, Mutya Datul surpass that achievement? This blogger thinks so and believes that Mutya Datul might even win the Supranational 2013 crown!
Ang concern lang kay Mutya (and I said this before when she competed in Mutya ng Pilipinas and lost) is her communication skills. She struggles with English. However, I agree with what last year’s Miss Supranational Philippines Elaine Kay Moll (in photo above) said to me at the party – Mutya has content! She just struggles with expressing it.
Most true, I say, specially since Mutya was able to handle all the questions from the press but she did answer mostly in Pilipino.
Mutya admitted to me that she used to be so afraid of talking in public, She would be so nervous that she wouldn’t hear her own words. But after training under Dale Carnegie and ESSA (Entrepreneurship School of Asia), she’s no longer tongue-tied in front of people. She can now hear herself and organize her thoughts.
Here are more photos of the beauty queens together…
There’s the beautiful Shamcey Supsup at the very left end of the row. She looked soooo slim, maybe even slimmer than her competition weight! But boy she looked awesome and radiated her beauty like the sun. I guess all brides-to-be will glow just like her! She’s tying the knot I hear by year end.
Mutya Datul, who is naturally thin, says that she always thought that being thin was enough to be competitive in a pageant but realized she was wrong. Trainer-to-the-beauty-queens John Jay Cuay said that she needed to build some muscle and get toned. After working with John in the gym for a few months, she has developed betters abs, toned shoulders and her waistline, which was 23 inches, is now down to 22 inches. Mutya says she is so happy with the results!
Boy would I kill for a 22 inch waistline!
When Mutya Datul spoke to the guests at the send-off party, the very first words out of her mouth were wordsof gratitude to Madame Stella Marquez Araneta for giving her such a wonderful opportunity and for trusting her to represent the Philippines abroad. You could really hear the sincerity in Mutya’s voice as she offered her thanks to SMA.
Some info on Mutya: Full name is Mutya Johanna Datul. This 21-year old beauty hails from Santa Maria, Isabela and is proud to call herself a ‘probinsyana’. Although she comes from a poor family, she is very resourceful and driven. She would join beauty pageants in Isabela (and win most of them) to get extra funds for her schooling and medical expenses of her Mom. Her first national pageant was Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 where she entered the Top 10. Her second national pageant was Bb. Pilipinas 2013 where she finally struck gold winning the Miss Supranational Philippines title. After she is done with the world of pageants she hopes to enter the world of showbiz and become an actress and celebrity.
Mutya Datul will be flying off to Belarus on August 17, 2013 to represent our country in the Miss Supranational beauty pageant. Coronation night is on Sept. 6, 2013. You can help her win the Miss internet special title by voting for her. Just click here to get to Miss Suprantional’s official voting page.
From ABQ: Best wishes to Mutya Datul!