Bb. Pilipinas Alumna Aiyana Mikiewicz Wins Miss Tourism World Philippines 2013!
MISS TOURISM WORLD PHILIPINES 2013 WINNER: AIYANA MIKIEWICZ
Winning Miss Tourism World Philippines 2013 must be sweet vindication for Aiyana Mikiewicz after a failed bid for a crown in the Bb. Pilipinas 2013 beauty pageant earlier this year. She did not make the cut into Binibini’s Top 15 and neither did she win any special award.
(Correction from reader Ned who dropped me a note in the comments section: “I think Aiyana won Miss Jag at Binibining Pilipinas 2013, though it was awarded to her on a separate event and not during the actual Bb. Pilipinas coronation night.” He’s right, Aiyana did get recognition from Jag but not during coronation night to the dismay of her fans! Read about it in this post from Norman who authors one of my favorite pageant blogs…)
But Aiyana Mikiewicz didn’t spend too much time licking her wounds; she quickly went on the rebound and joined the Miss Tourism World Philippines 2013 – a serendipitous move because if Bb. Pilipinas was like night for Aiyana, the Miss Tourism World Philipinas was like day. The 5’6″ mestiza not only won the main crown, she also took off with 5 (yes FIVE) special awards!
Aiyana Mikiewicz was crowned by out-going queen Meryl Angeline King.
Aiyana will now go into intense training for the Miss Tourism World 2013 beauty pageant which will be held in
June 2013 (next month already!) October 2013 in Equatorial Guinea, a tiny country along the western coast of Central Africa and the only Spanish-speaking nation in the continent.
The Miss Tourism World Philippines 2013 coronation took place on May 17, 2013 at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. It will be rebroadcast on GMA News TV on June 2, 2013 at 10 pm.
Click to see photos of Aiyana Mikiewicz at the Bb. Pilipinas Talent Show (she did a belly dance), the Press Presentation (in Swimsuit) and the Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Pitoy Moreno Show. She was contestant #47.
BRIDE OF THE WORLD PHILIPPINES 2013 WINNER – SHERRY ROSE GUANGA
The 2nd title went to contestant #29 Sherry Rose Guanga – she won the Bride of the World Philippines 2013 and will carry the Philippines sash in the Bride of the World 2013 beauty pageant in Singapore in September 2013. The Bride of the World franchise is Singaporean and focuses on the beauty and values of the traditional bride. It’s a great platform for wedding gown designers since the contestants compete in white gowns.
MODEL THE WORLD PHILIPPINES 2013 WINNER – ELLE HOLLMAN
The 3rd title, Model of the World, went to one of my favorites – Elle Hollman, a dark Fil-am beauty who had the best catwalk among all the contestants! She replaces Joy Marie Gangan who took home the Best Asia Model award in the Model of the World 2012 held last year in Istanbul, Turkey. Will Elle Hollman be able to match or outdo Joy Gangan’s performance when she competes in Macau this September (2013)? I say her chances are high. Elle moves like she was born for the catwalk – fierce and yet fun!
The Runners-up of Miss Tourism World Philippines 2013 are:
Luzon – #15 Jeriza Saulog (at one point she fell forward on her hands and knees but she got up totally unaffected by the fall. We all clapped for her because she was so calm and collected. A true beauty queen!)
Visayas – #31 Ramona Yamat (a crowd-favorite, this pretty young thing was one of my picks and I was hoping to see her win the Bride of the World Philippines title. I didn’t like her styling though and thought her make-up should have been more natural rather than high-fashion.)
Mindanao – #24 Cristlet Rose Gerona (we saw her first at the Miss Philippines Earth 2012 where she won Miss Photogenic!)
NCR – #16 Czarina Rose Rosales (she was one of my favorites! How I wish she won one of the crowns! But I guess this is not her year. Hoping she joins another pageant or joins MTWP again…)
Top 12 Contestants in Miss Tourism World Philippines 2013:
names in red are my favorites…
#16 Czarina Rose Rosales (an ultimate ABQ favorite)
#7 Ana Katrina Langitan (ABQ award for Fab Abs)
#24 Cristlet Rose Gerona
#31 Ramona Yamat (an ultimate ABQ favorite)
#15 Jeriza Saulog
#23 Aiyana Mikiewicz (an ABQ favorite)
#27 Ma. Isabelle Mendoza (an ABQ favorite)
#14 Janelle Ty
#22 Lerrize Margerette Mediavillo (an ABQ favorite)
#29 Sherry Rose Guanga (an ABQ favorite)
#17 Elle Hollman (an ultimate ABQ favorite)
#30 Krystel Lois Gutierrez
Winners of Special Awards:
Best in National Costume – #32 Alyssa Lagahino
Miss Lady Grace – #23 Aiyanna Mikiewicz
Miss FX Fashion Exchange – #15 Jeriza Saulog
Miss Light Skin – #23 Aiyana Mikiewicz
Miss Glowing Skin #23 Aiyana Mikiewicz
Miss EB Pink Water – #12 Jessica Mae Arsolon
Miss Ever Bilena – #10 Princess Edilyn Ramos
Miss Sol Y Viento – #15 Jeriza Saulog
Best in Swimsuit – #32 Alyssa Lagahino
Miss Talent – #23 Aiyana Mikiewicz
Miss Sundance – #23 Aiyana Mikiewicz
Miss Friendship – #17 Elle Hollman
Miss Photogenic – #15 Jeriza Saulog
Best in Long Gown – #24 Cristlet Rose Gerona
Congratulations to Aiyana Mikiewicz and her court of Miss Tourism World Philippines 2013 beauties!