ABQ’s Top 12 Gems in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012!

I had already compiled my final list of choices in the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 beauty pageant as early as last week but just had NO time to blog about it. But with the post-Gener flood waters turning my Marikina home into a veritable island, I have TIME and lots of it!

My Top 4 Gems to win any of the 4 titles (Miss Asia Pacific International, Miss Tourism International, Tourism Queen of the Year and Miss Intercontinental) are:

#16 Kaylee Calaguas (West Coast, USA)

#17 Mutya Johanna Datul (Isabela)

#18 Emi-Con Sauquillo (Biñan, Laguna)

#25 Rizzini Alexis Gomez (Cebu City)

My Top 4 are the gems in the top row of the photo collage below. These are their offficial Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 headshots. You can check out their swimsuit shots, which I took at the Press Presentation, if you you click HERE.

My Top 4 are in the top row: L-R #16 Kaylee Calaguas, #17 Mutya Johanna Datul, #18 Emi-Con Sauquillo and #25 Rizzini Alexis Gomez… The rest of my Top 12 are: 2nd row L-R #1 Dale Ivory Lee, #3 Jean Margaret Tamparong, #4 Clarisse Angelica Barrameda, #13 Jessica Barbour… Bottom Row L-R #15) Caitlin Gainey, #19) Kariza de Guzman, #21 Carin Ramos, #28 Larah Grace Lacap

The rest of my Top 12 Gems in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 are:

#1  Dale Ivory Lee (Valenzuela, Bulacan)

#3 Jean Margaret Tamparong (Misamis Occidental)

#4 Clarisse Angelica Barrameda (Caloocan)

#13 Jessica Barbour (Canada)

#15 Caitlin Gainey (East Coast, USA)

#19 Kariza de Guzman (Pulilan, Bulacan)

#21 Carin Ramos (San Pedro, Laguna)

#28 Larah Grace Lacap (Quezon City)

Coronation night for Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 is Sunday, August 12, 7pm at the UP Theater in Diliman Quezon City. This year’s batch consists of 30 contestants: 4 from NCR, 17 from other regions and 9 from overseas Pinoy communities (Florida, Toronto, Nothern and Eastern Canada, East Coast USA, West Coast USA, Midwest USA and Japan).