18-year-old Koreen Medina, a Mass Communication student, represented Quezon City and won over 30 other lovely candidates. An obvious favorite, she also took home 4 special awards, the most by any candidate this year: Best in Talent, Mutya ng Sheridan, Mutya ng Zen institute and Mutya ng Lancaster Hotel Manila.
Her name sounds familiar to you right? Koreen Medina was the grand winner of "My Girl" beauty contest last year in the defunct ABS-CBN variety show 'Happy Yipee Yehey'. She already auditioned and made it to the "Judges Cull" on Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 in 2011 at age 15, was the Grand Champion of Coca-Cola Music Talent Search the same year and already appeared in 3 episodes of 'Maalaala Mo Kaya' on ABS-CBN. Just recently, she joined, but failed, the blind audition of "The Voice of the Philippines".
As the crown winner, Koreen took home 1-million prize package. (She's getting richer and richer. She got a million cash, a brand new car and a diamong ring worth P100,000 as "My Girl" grand winner.)
Angeli Dione Gomez meanwhile was the one crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism 2013, the other big title handed out during the coronation night.
The Cebuana beauty, who was a clapper at the Binibining Pilipinas 2013 pageant earlier this year, will compete in the Miss Tourism International 2013 pageant in Malaysia on 2014 New Year's Eve. The current Miss Tourism International titleholder is our very own Rizzini Alexis Gomez.
Here's the official results of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013, which will be telecast on GMA 7 today, July 28, at 10AM.
MUTYA NG PILIPINAS 2013 WINNERS (L-R): 2nd RU Kristian Aubrey Nolasco, Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Asdis Liza Karlsdottir, Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific 2013 Koreen Medina, Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2013 Angeli Dione Gomez, 1st RU Maureen Ann Montagne (credit to Bruce Casanova / OPMB Worldwide)
Mutya ng Pilipinas - Asia Pacific Intercontinental 2013: #21 Koreen Medina, Quezon City
Mutya ng Pilipinas - Tourism International 2013: #6 Angeli Dione Gomez, Cebu City
Mutya ng Pilipinas - Overseas Communities: #15 Asdis Lisa Karlsdottir, Iceland
1st Runner-up: #13 Maureen Ann Montagne, Arizona
2nd Runner-up: #22 Kristian Aubrey Nolasco, Caloocan City
TOP 10 FINALISTS:
#9 Zandra Flores, Pangasinan
#16 Joselle Mariano, Cavite City
#20 Catherine Denise Trivino, Santa Rosa, Laguna
#29 Vina Openiano, Laguna
#31 Nazita Reyhanian, Scandinavia
Best in Swimsuit: #29 Vina Openiano, Laguna
Best in Long Gown: #11 Marichat Evaristo, Bacolor, Pampanga
Best in Talent: #21 Koreen Medina, Quezon City
Best in Philippine Costume: #11 Marichat Evaristo, Bacolor, Pampanga
Miss Photogenic: #9 Zandra Flores, Pangasinan
Miss Friendship: #26 Ivy Camille Villanueva, Central Luzon
Press Favorite: #9 Zandra Flores, Pangasinan
People's Choice: #15 Asdis Lisa Karlsdottir, Iceland
Mutya ng Crimson: #6 Angeli Dione Gomez, Cebu City
Mutya ng Informatics: #20 Catherine Denise Trivino, Santa Rosa, Laguna
Mutya ng IVI Collagen: #13 Maureen Ann Montagne, Arizona
Mutya ng Lancaster Hotel Manila: #21 Koreen Medina, Quezon City
Mutya ng Mags: #16 Joselle Mariano, Cavite City
Mutya ng Sheridan: #21 Koreen Medina, Quezon City
Mutya ng Zen Institute: #21 Koreen Medina, Quezon City