The twenty official candidates chosen from the field of 35 ladies will vie for honor as best in a gown in the preliminary competition as they look forward to being crowned as Mutya ng Pili Festival 2023 at 6 o’clock in the evening today, June 28, 2023 at the Sorsogon Capitol compound.
The open category pageant lured candidates as far as Camarines Norte represented by Rhianne Macy Zapata, the city of Naga by Christine Ovilla while Mary Joy Darilay and Mary Claire Chavez are from Buhi, Camarines Sur as they hope to be guided by Our Lady of Penafrancia.
The five ladies from the province of Albay are Ma. Theresa Camu is from Malinao while Imari Lene Balgemino and Charlene Boholano are from Legazpi City. Hanna Gwenyth Calasito is from Bacacay and Julianne Dizon hails from Tiwi. They take with them the beauty of Mayon Volcano.
Not to be left out are the talented and beautiful ladies of the province of Sorsogon headlined by Cherry Love Jebulan, Zharrina Dhenise Celosa, Eden Jamisola, Althea Grace Jazmin, and Reggie Alibarbar of Sorsogon City are expected to lift the hospitable spirit and character or Sorsoguenos.
From the heritage town of Barcelona, they are hoping that Angel Apostol be crowned as the Mutya while Anne Jella Pollarca and Ashra Maeve Gerona of Gubat also aim to wear the crown.
The town of Casiguran made sure that they have a lady ready to be crowned as Charlene Vargas according to her handler got what it takes to be a winner. The fishing town of Bulan is pinning its hope to Chiqui Lara Gustilo while Jaynalyn Malto is from the gateway town of Pilar.
The official candidates were chosen after the presentation of aspirants on June 13, this year in no particular order at the event center of SM Sorsogon City. Cash prizes and the crown for the prettiest and most talented await the winner and reign for one year as the public waits for the grand night on June 29, 2023, coinciding with the Patronal Fiesta of Sorsogon City.
The coronation night will be at the Sorsogon Provincial Gymnasium and is expected to be attended by a celebrity as the organizer keeps mum on the names of the panel of judges.