Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific 2013 Koreen Medina is in Germany competing in the Miss Intercontinental 2013 Pageant. Reports say she’s one of the favorites to win the crown.
On her own, the 18-year-old beauty from Quezon City can give any of the contestants a run for their money–she has one of the loveliest faces especially when she smiles, she may not be very tall but at 5’7″ she’s taller than the average girl, she’s smart, confident and talented.
As representative of Asia’s beauty powerhouse, wearing the Philippines sash is an added factor to her quest for the country’s and Southeast Asia’s first win in the pageant that started in Aruba in 1973 as a teen beauty competition. So far, the Philippines’ highest placement in the Panama-based contest has been 2nd runner-up, with 5 semi-finalists.
The remarkable feat of the Philippines in beauty pageants this year–Miss World Megan Young, Miss Supranational Mutya Johanna Datul, Miss Universe 3rd Runner-Up Ariella Arida, Miss Grand International 3rd Runner-Up Ali Forbes and Miss Earth Top 8 Angelee delos Reyes–is matched by Venezuela in the persons of Miss Universe Gabriela Isler and Miss Earth Alyz Henrich.
However, Venezuela did not get to the finals in the Miss World, Miss Supranational and Miss Grand International. This makes the Philippines still the Best Performing Country, adding to the four consecutive years Top 5 placements in the Miss Universe.
As pointed out by adventuresofabeautyqueen blogger Joyce Burton Titular (herself a former Miss Philippines), the downside to Koreen’s candidacy is her youthful look.
Confirmed as the youngest candidate among the 61 candidates, Joyce suggested that Koreen has to groom and style herself to look a little bit older, which she has followed from Day 1, judging from the photos posted on the official web site of Miss Intercontinental 2013, on Missosology, Beauty Pageant Grand Slam and her Facebook fan page.
“I am the youngest contestant but I know a lot of things and I have this conviction and fighting spirit. I can do more and improve more!” ABQ quoted her as saying.
Koreen acts and sings.She’s Coca-Cola Music Talent Search 2011 Grand Champion and the Grand Winner of 2012 My Girl on ABS-CBN.
Will Miss Intercontinental 2012 Daniela Chalbaud of Venezuela bequeath the crown to Koreen? That will be known on December 14, Saturday at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, East Germany.
Details of the contest at http://missintercontinental.de/contest/.