Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup had the tsunami walk. Janine Tugonon, 2012 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe had the cobra walk. Ariella Arida Bb. Pilipinas 2013 promised to showcase the ariba walk. Now, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Mutya Johanna Datul has come up with her very own "salagubang walk."
You read it right. This 21-year-old beauty from Isabela, who prides herself in being a true-blue Ibanag, created a walk that would set her apart from the 93 beauties she is competing with all over the world in the Miss Supranational pageant in Minsk, Belarus (a country in Eastern Europe) on September 6.
She explains that her signature walk is inspired by her native salagubang back in the province.
Unleashing her 'exotic' side
“Exotic ang salugubang, parang ako,” she explains. “Parang nakakatakot, pero kapag nahuli mo, sobrang enjoy.”
She proceeded to show her salagubang walk on stage, a walk that requires one to move na “parang may pakpak.”
The charming beauty has gone through communication, personality development, projection and language training in preparation for the international pageant. She also attended hair and make-up sessions care of Bb. Pilipinas.
“Overwhelmed ako sa suporta na nagpapatatag sa akin,” she told her audience, composed of Bb. Pilipinas Charities chair Stella Araneta, reigning and past beauty queens who gave her words of encouragement during her send-off at the Gateway Mall in Cubao.
The pageant, Mutya adds, is the fulfillment of a dream, and she promised not to let her countrymen down.
She even learned a few Russian words to connect with her audience in Belarus (the country is near Russia).
“I will bring with me three essentials,” she promised. “These are my strong faith in God and my supporters, prayers and sincerity.”
Her parents’ advice – to use her God-given talents to reach her dreams – will always stay at the back of her mind.
Mutya’s sights are not just focused on winning the international pageant. She also wants to join other beauty queens who have tried showbiz.
“I love watching actors and actress since I was seven. Sila ang nagbibigay saya sa maraming tao, especially ang mga komedyante. Inspirasyon ko sila.”
Then, she flashes a winning smile that says, “Don’t worry, I can do it!”
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