Miss Bagumbayan Charmaine Hernandez Wins Mutya ng Taguig 2012

Miss Bagumbayan Charmaine Hernandez Wins Mutya ng Taguig 2012

Taguig City’s 425th Foundation Day made special when Bagumbayan bet – Charmaine T. Hernandez, candidate # 23  won the Mutya ng Taguig 2012 in glittering pageant hours ago. From start to finish she performed well and made Bagumbayan proud when she got most of the special awards, including Ms Unisilver and Miss Photogenic.

Lovely Five

At the start of the event I predicted Miss Bagumbayan’s triump and she never failed me, when she walks, I can see a crown on her head.

New Mutya ng Taguig

Charmaine got a total score of 83.64 % making her the new queen of Taguig City. She was crowned by Karla Lopez – last year’s Mutya and Mayor Lani Cayetano. Candidate # 13 Miss SDC Zhedlee A. Esteban was the 1st runner up followed by # 26 Kristel M. Las Pinas of Palingon Tipas – 2nd runer up. Lucky # 13 Honey Kaye Dollano of Napindan emerged as 3rd runner up while Miss Fort Bonifacio – Daynalyn T. Dela Vega got the last spot in final five.

Big Three!

The pageant started with Miss Universe 2002 inspired opening with dancers/acrobats wowed the crowd with their acrobat skills. The hot weather made the venue even hotter when the ladies did parade on thir swimsuits followed by long gown competition. Highlight of the event was the nerve wracking question and answer portion after the special number of Angelito lead star- JM De Guzman.

The event was hosted by Star Magic talent Rafael Rossel and Joey Mead. Beauty queen maker and pageant director John Dela Vega directed the event that  has international flavor (for me).. The some segment seems inspired to Miss Universe 2002 finals in Puerto Rico and the candidates cute opening dress looks like inspired from Miss Universe 2008 in Vietnam!

Ang paglambitin sa stage ng Miss Universe 2002 at Mutya ng Taguig 2012…

Miss Universe 2008 opening dress

Mutya ng Taguig 2012 opening dress

Aside from international inspired productions, some of the judges are also international pageant achievers like..

1973 Miss World first princess Evangeline Pascual (baka kamag anak ko sya hehe – and i made a DVD copy of her pageant.. hope she likes it),  

Miss Young Int’l finalist and Binibining Pilipinas Universe Joyce Burton ( isa sa pinakamabait at down to earth na Binibini of all time! –   and.. and speaking of Earth.. parang narinig ko atang someone called her as Miss Earth.. pwede..),

Miss Peachy Veneracion of Carousel productions (she was nice when she greeted me coz I’m wearing Miss Philippines Earth shirt.. Thanks Miss Peachy..! , 

Vickie Marie Rushton of Bacolod.. na very regal pa rin..

Miss Philippines Earth runner up Denise Toribio..

at ilan pa sa mga judges are.. PBA player Wesley Gonzalez, Lhar Santiago of GMA 7,  Award winning director Jeffrey jeturian, Tom Rodriguez ng ABS CBN.. na magaling palang kumanta! , 

The rest of the semifinalists (based on their final ranking) are:

#27 Princes C. Aguenza of Ibayo Tipas

# 17 Maria Ednaline C. Bengil

#12 Maria Candelaria Pia L. Chua of Santa Ana

#19 Karena Geografia Olaer from Lower Bicutan

# 24 Rochelle Diong – South Signal Village

# 15 Kaye Ann L. Enriquez – Western Bicutan

Top 12

Last year’s Mutya ng Taguig – charming Karla Lopez…