TAGUIG CITY, Philippines—Koreen Medina, an 18-year-old Mass Communication student from Quezon City, bested 30 other aspirants in the 2013 Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant on Friday night at the NBC Tent at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
Medina, who was also proclaimed Miss Talent, Miss Sheridan Beach Resort, Miss Lancaster Hotels and Miss Zen Institute, received the Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International crown from last year’s winner Camille Guevarra. The new queen received a prize package worth P1 million, and will represent the country in the Miss Intercontinental pageant in Egypt later this year.
Also proclaimed winner in Friday night’s ceremonies was Cebu City’s Angeli Dione Gomez, who received the Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism title. She will try to duplicate last year’s victory of fellow Cebuana Rizzini Alexis Gomez in the Miss Tourism International pageant in Malaysia.
Asdis Liza Karlsdottir from the Filipino community of Iceland was hailed Mutya ng Pilipinas-Overseas Communities, while Maureen Ann Montagne from the Filipino community of Arizona and Kristian Aubrey Nolasco from Caloocan City were proclaimed first and second runners up, respectively.