32 Vie for the Miss Tourism World Philippines 2013 Crown!


Miss Tourism World Philippines is on it’s 2nd year and it’s exciting to see this pageant grow! For those of you who are not familiar with MTWP, they hold an annual search for beautiful Filipinas who can truly embody the nation’s tourism motto: It’s more fun in the Philippines!

Last year, I had the honor of being a  judge during the pre-pageant and long gown competition. This year, I might be judging again, but this time, on coronation night on May 17, 2013 at the AFP Theatre, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Thewinner of the Miss Tourism World Philippines 2013 title will represent the Philippines in the Miss Tourism World 2013 in Equatorial Guinea in Central South Africa in October 2013.

(How I envy the winner! Going to Equatorial Guinea in Central South Africa sounds like a major, major adventure for any beuaty queen!)

Below are some of last year’s winners:

MTWP 2012 Mindanao Lea Laano (left),  MTWP rep to Best Model of the World 2012 Joy Gangan and MTWP Visayas 2012 Elizabeth Alindogan

MTWP 2012 Mindanao Lea Laano (left), MTWP rep to Best Model of the World 2012 Joy Gangan (middle) and MTWP Visayas 2012 Elizabeth Alindogan

Joy Marie Gangan (in the middle above) is the pride and joy of Miss Tourism World Philippines. As last year’s special awardee (she won the Best Model title) she earned the right to represent the Philippines in the Best Model of the World 2012 which was held in Istanbul, Turkey. And Joy Marie Gangan came back home with the Best Asia Model 2012 title besting all the other contestants from same continent.

It was sad though not to see last year’s main winner, Meryl Angeline King. She was reportedly dethroned, albeit quietly. I heard talk from insiders that she broke certain agreements with MTWP. If this story is true, I hope Meryl finds her way back into the good graces of MTWP and learns a lessons from it all…

CORRECTION: Regarding Meryl Angeline King, she was not dethroned!! There were some issues between her and the pageant organizers but they have ironed things out and she will be crowing the winner on pageant night. I am so very happy to hear this good piece of news which came directly from Angeline herself who contacted me when she read this blog. Thanks Angeline for clarifying the matter, I appreciate it!

And now, lets take a look at the 32 girls who hope to win the Miss Tourism World Philippines 2013 title:

(Names are not yet complete, there were some last minute changes in the line-up of the girls and it affected their numbering. I’ll complete the names as soon as MTWP sends me the correct list of contestants. Thanks for understanding!)

1) Nikka Iara Jumaquio - 17 yo - 5'5 - Bulacan

1) Nikka Iara Jumaquio – 17 yo – 5’5″ – Bulacan

2) Queen Jennica Semana - 18 yo - 5'5 - Laguna

2) Queen Jennica Semana – 18 yo – 5’5″ – Laguna

3) Reaniel Joyce Norma Mae Anida - 20 yo - Bacolod City

3) Reaniel Joyce Norma Mae Anida – 20 yo – 5’5″ – Bacolod City

4) Angel Garcia 25, Quezon City

4) Angel Garcia – 25 yo – 5’6″ – Quezon City

5) Des Salazar 19, Marikina

5) Deserie Salazar – 19 yo – 5’4″ – Marikina

6) Joy M. Cumareng20, Marikina

6) Joy M. Cumareng – 20 yo 5’5.5″ – Marikina

7) Ana Toreja Langitan - 22 yo - Ibaan, Batangas

7) Ana Toreja Langitan – 22 yo – 5’5″ – Ibaan, Batangas

8) Clarize Angelica Barrameda - 21 yo - Caloocan City

8) Clarize Angelica Barrameda – 21 yo – 5’7″ – Caloocan City

9) Kristine Crisostomo - 26 yo - 5'5.5 - Laguna

9) Kristine Crisostomo – 26 yo – 5’5.5 – Laguna

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11) Gracel Ann Dominique Godinez - 18 yo - 5'6 - Quezon City

11) Gracel Ann Dominique Godinez – 18 yo – 5’6 – Quezon City

12) Jessica Mae Arsolon - 23 yo - 5'7 - Sampaloc, Manila

12) Jessica Mae Arsolon – 23 yo – 5’7 – Sampaloc, Manila

13)  Khadija Nasser - 22 yo - 5'7 - Rizal

13) Khadija Nasser – 22 yo – 5’7 – Rizal

14) Janelle Tee - 22 yo - Davao City

14) Janelle Tee – 22 yo – 5’8″ – Davao City

15) Jeriza Saulog - 19 yo - 5'8 - Cavite

15) Jeriza Saulog – 19 yo – 5’8 – Cavite

16) Czarina Rose B. Rasales - 26 yo - 5'9 Tondo, Manila

16) Czarina Rose B. Rasales – 26 yo – 5’9 Tondo, Manila

17) Elle Hollman - 22 yo - 5'9 - Caloocan City

17) Elle Hollman – 22 yo – 5’9 – Caloocan City

18) Mary Rose Cajayon - 19 yo - 5'8 - Bulacan

18) Mary Rose Cajayon – 19 yo – 5’8 – Bulacan

19) Shiela Marie Siasat  - 18 yo - 5'8 - Bataan

19) Shiela Marie Siasat – 18 yo – 5’8 – Bataan

20) Diana Qeblawi – 23 yo – 5’7″ – Pampanga (Photo taken down upon request.)

21) Mary Ann Reyes - Tayabas, Quezon

21) Mary Ann Reyes – Tayabas, Quezon

22) Lerrize Margerette Mediavillo

22) Lerrize Margerette Mediavillo – 23 yo – Lucena City

23) Aiayana Camille Mikiewicz - 23 yo - 5'6 - La Union

23) Aiyana Camille Mikiewickz – 23 yo – 5’6 – La Union

24) Cristlet Gerona - 22 yo - Pagadian City

24) Cristlet Rase Gerona – 22 yo – 5’6.5″ – Pagadian City

25) Nathalya Kamyil Francisco - 19 yo - Cotabato City

25) Nathalya Kamyil Francisco – 19 yo – 5’6″ –  Cotabato City

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27) Maria Isabel Mandoza - 18 yo - 5'7 - Ilocos Sur

27) Maria Isabel Mendoza – 18 yo – 5’7 – Ilocos Sur

28) Diana Rose Celeste - 20 yo - 5'6 - Batangas City

28) Diana Rose Celeste – 20 yo – 5’6 – Batangas City

29) Sherry Rose Guanga - 21 yo - 5'5.5 - Olongapo City

29) Sherry Rose Guanga – 21 yo – 5’5.5 – Olongapo City

30) Krystel Lois Gutierrez - 17 yo - 5'5 - Dasmarinas, Cavite

30) Krystel Lois Gutierrez – 17 yo – 5’5 – Dasmarinas, Cavite

31) Ramona Yamat - 18 yo - 5'6 - Taguig City

31) Ramona Yamat – 18 yo – 5’6 – Taguig City

32) Alyssa Lagahino - 19 yo - Batangas City

32) Alyssa Lagahino – 19 yo – Batangas City

 

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