The Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc (BPCI) presented Mutya Johanna Datul, Miss Supranational-Philippines 2013 during the official send-off party held August 13 at the Gloria Maris Banquet Hall in Gateway Mall. Present during the send-off were Madame Stella Marquez Araneta, BPCI Chairperson, reigning and past Binibining Pilipinas queens, sponsors, and the media.
This year’s Miss Supranational 2013 pageant will be held on September 6 in Minsk, Belarus. This will be the fifth staging of the Miss Supranational pageant. It was founded in 2009 in Poland by the World Beauty Association, with the aim to “unite our world with beauty.” Katsiaryna Buraya of Belarus is the reigning Miss Supranational.
The 21-year-old, 5’8” stunner will be competing with 94 equally beautiful candidates in this year’s edition of the Miss Supranational pageant. She says that she is ready to equal, or even surpass Elaine Kay Moll’s 3rd runner-up finish at the pageant. “Pantay-pantay kami nung mga ibang kandidata sa ganda. Pero ang lamang ko sa kanila, yung kung ano ako pagkatapos ng mga pinagdaanan kong hirap sa buhay. Hindi ako pumalag sa lahat ng pagsubok; mas naging malakas ang loob ko. Kaya sa pagpunta ko sa Belarus, alam kong kakayanin ko ito,” she stresses.
The charming lass from Sta. Maria, Isabela will go to the pageant 100% battle-ready, after months of rigorous training, which include gym sessions, pasarela lessons, and language and personality development classes. “Pinagsikapan ko yung paghahanda sa pageant. I am ready and excited to compete,” she says.
Like her beauty queen idols, Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-up Venus Raj and Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-up Shamcey Supsup, Mutya is looking forward to representing the country in the Miss Supranational Pageant. Like Venus and Shamcey, she knows that she can do well—even win—the pageant. “Pinaghirapan ko ito. Sa heart ko at sa mind ko, ito talaga yung pinapangarap ko, kasi gusto kong makapagbigay ng karangalan sa Pilipinas,” she adds.
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