Miss Supranational had feeling she would go home with the crown.
Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational Mutya Johanna Datul almost missed her connecting flight to Moscow en route to Belarus where the international pageant was held.
It was her first overseas trip and she made it, although she candidly confessed that on her way home, she missed her connecting flight back to the Philippines in Hong Kong on Monday afternoon.
She told the media men that she had to ask strangers for instructions on how to find the gate for her connecting flight.
It was her first overseas flight and she flew alone, she explained.
It was the reason why the press conference was moved several hours later.
Datul also related that during the closed-door panel interview with four other delegates, she was straight to the point, unlike her competitors who talked too much.
The 21-year-old native of Isabela bested 82 other international delegates and brought home the country’s first international beauty title for the year.
She is the first Asian to bag the Miss Supranational international title at the coronation ceremonies held in the Belarusian capital Minsk on Sept. 6.
Aside from the crown, she received $25,000 cash prize.
Some people from Binibining Pilipinas group also advised her not be afraid to ask questions.
Other beauty queens at the welcome event said they were not surprised Datul was victorious.
The 2013 Binibining Pilipinas first runnerup Pia Wurtzbach said that Datul seems to be very genuine on stage during the coronation night.
They all knew from the very beginning that she would make Filipinos proud
For 2013 Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism Cindy Miranda also said that Datul’s victory serves as an inspiration and motivator for the other Filipino queens to excel in their respective international competitions.
Miranda is next in line who is set to leave for the 2013 Miss Tourism Queen International pageant in China later this month.
Datul was also proclaimed Miss Personality in ceremonies leading to the coronation night and was also in the Top 10 of the talent competition.
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