ANGELES CITY – The prestigious Mutya Ning Angeles 2019 pageant commenced on December 8 at Systems Plus College Foundation where Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr. and co-presentor Beautederm Corporation crowned its new winners.
“Of course,” the Mayor said, “all of these candidates’ goal is to win, but, whatever will be the outcome – whether win or lose, you are all winners – you already have shown the integrity, beauty, and strength of a woman.”
He then mentioned the greatest contribution of women in the community, such as Angelena beauties Angela Maria Robson who won 1st runner-up in the Eat Bulaga Miss Millennial 2019; and Francesca Taruc who bagged the crown of Miss Tourism World 2019 Intercontinental.
Barangay Mining bet Mizziah Eunice Reyes bested 26 lovely candidates who vied for the title as she was hailed as the Mutya Ning Angeles (MNA) 2019 and Ms. Beautederm, which was personally awarded by Rei Tan, the founder, with some of the brand ambassadors and ambassadresses.
Her answer during the question and answer portion captivated the judges and audience when she said that she wanted to “willingly and committedly” participate in the programs of the City Government which is for the benefit of the Angelenos.
According to her, she will portray the true essence of a woman with strength, courage, and tenacity.
Barangay Pandan’s bet Deserie Balajadia was hailed as 1st runner-up; Barangay Lourdes North West’s Selena Yabut, 2nd runner-up; Barangay Sapalibutad’s Hazel Lapuz, 3rd runner-up; and Barangay Cutcut’s Justine Santiago, 4th runner-up.
Reyes also won the Best in Long Gown created by Rich Sabinian; while Santiago got the Best in Talent award; Lapuz for Best in Swimwear.
For corporate awards, Balajadia was named as Ms. Fiesta Communities; and Yabut as Ms. Hausland.
Meanwhile, other candidates who got special awards are Rhimes Trishna Urbano of Barangay Sto. Domingo for Ms. Photogenic; and Jellaine Capitulo of Barangay Lourdes Sur for Best Designer Award, created by Chris Egne.
The pageant, which was one of the iconic and most awaited pageants in the region, was facilitated by Executive Asst. IV Reina Manuel thru the City Tourism Office.
MNA 2019 has become a star-studded event since some of Beautederm’s ambassadors and ambassadresses served as judges namely Tonton Gutierrez, Glydel Mercado, Sylvia Sanchez, Lorna Tolentino, and Gabby Concepcion. They were joined by Tan; Fiesta Communities Regional Area Manager Melvin Tan; Designer JC Buendia; and MPTC/NLEx President and CEO Rodrigo Emmanuel Franco were also the pageant’s judges.
Some of the guests of MNA 2019 were artists Ken Chan, Ejay Falcon, and Carlo Aquino who serenaded the candidates and the audience during the long gown competition.
Also present during the event were Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting, Councilor Raco Del Rosario, local designers of the pageant such as Archie Quizon, Rop Syquia, Richard Hill, Bhraye Adefuin, Glenn Pablo, Enji Dobluis, among others.