October 14, 2013
President Benigno S. Aquino III received Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul, the first Asian and Filipina beauty to win the title .
Mutya Datul has joined previous pageants and won the Mutya ng Isabela Tourism in 2010, which led her to earn a spot in the semi-finals of the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013. Though she failed to bring home the crown, she was not disheartened and continued to pursue her career until she was selected among 50 contestants for the Binibining Pilipinas Gold.
As one of the favorites, she was awarded Binibining Photogenic and Binibining Best in Evening Gown which paved the way for an opportunity to be crowned as Miss Supranational Philippines. This title earned her the right to represent the Philippines at the Miss Supranational 2013 pageant in Belarus where she was crowned as this year’s winner.
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