THE delegates of the provinces of Laguna and Albay were among the major winners of the third edition of Mrs. Philippines International.
Twenty-five women representing provinces and regions throughout the country vied for the coveted titles at the grand finale held at Tanghalang Haribon, Insular Life Filinvest, Muntinlupa last December 15.
Mary Grace Avanzado, 37, representing the province of Laguna topped the field of beauteous, empowered ladies to be crowned as Mrs. Philippines International 2019-2020 and will vie for the Mrs. International tilt in Singapore next year.
Avanzado, who hails from Pakil, Laguna, also won several awards, among them, Best in Filipiniana, Best in Evening Gown and Photographers’ Choice.
Meanwhile, entrepreneur and philanthropist Michelle Vitug Encarnacion, 40, representing her home province of Albay, was crowned as Mrs. Elite Philippines International and will vie for Mrs. Tourism Worldwide in Singapore next year.
The other winners were Ms. Philippines International, Atyens Lucena, Parañaque City; Mrs. Philippines Planet, Cherryl Dacua, Province of Cebu; Mrs. Philippines National Universe, Abigail Bayuga, Marikina City; Mrs. Philippines Tourism & Culture Universe, Rizzalie Joy Semira Ebreo, Province of Batangas; Mrs. Philippines Continental International, Lubesly Tellidua, Pinamungajan, Cebu; Mrs. Face of Beauty International, Riza Dormiendo, Taguig City; Mrs. Philippines Ambassador; Melanie Trani, Cebu City North; Mrs. Philippines South East Asia, Divina Gracia Carpio, Quezon City; and Mrs. Philippines Asean, Jeanet Garcia, Bauan Batangas
The Mrs. Philippines International was organized and staged by Maan Cueto Aris and Aries Concepción of Shining Star Productions.
Best wishes to Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental Emma Mary Tiglao of Mabalacat City, Pampanga as she guns for the 48th Miss Intercontinental in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt tonight. She is aiming for a back-to-back win, hoping to succeed reigning queen Karen Gallman, who won in Manila last year.