No less than Alden Richards of the AlDub love team and dubbed as the Pambansang Bae and lead character of Eat Bulaga’s kalyeserye graced the 2015 Mutya ng Alcala in Pangasinan. Alden rendered a special serenade to the candidates amidst cheers and thunderous applause of the huge crowd. Alden made sure his trip to Alcala, Pangasinan would leave a memorable note on the locals and spent time patiently signing autographs and gamely posing for pictures.
Meantime, Pollyheart Calvero, a nineteen year-old dusky beauty from Brgy. Kisikis, won the coveted title of Mutya ng Alcala 2015 at the jam-packed Grand Coronation Night held last Sunday, September 20 at the Alcala Municipal Gym in Alcala, Pangasinan. She will represent the Municipality of Alcala, Pangasinan to the newly reorganized national pageant, the Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 to be held in November.
Other winners of the pageant are Sache Sophia Calamiong, 4th Runner-up; Kieleen Cabalteja, 3rd Runner-up; Kristine Ann Manzano, 2nd Runner-up; and Karissa Ann Lopez, 1st Runner-up. Psalmstre Enterprises, one of the major sponsors of the pageant gave out two special awards – Miss New Placenta award which was given to Kieleen Cavalteja and Miss Olive-C which was awarded to top winner, Pollyheart Calvero. The Miss Showbiz Sosyal award which was presented and awarded on stage by pageant photographer, Mr. Jhosh Rodriguez, was given to Cherry Cate Pagaringan.
A stellar line-up of personalities comprised the Board of Judges that include model, events host, speech and Q n A mentor and Mr. Lyceum, Jhoriel Valbuena; ramp model and Mr. Republic of the Philippines 2015, Vincent Loga; professional writer, pageant columnist, training development specialist and accomplished pageant mentor, Mr. Francis Calubaquib; and multi-titled lady, print and commercial model and the reigning Miss Tourism Metropolitan International, Miss Glennifer Perido.
“(I feel) so overwhelmed by my victory, I didn’t (expect) this. It is really my ambition to become a beauty queen. Hopefully this will (pave the way for me)to join much bigger pageants in the future to make my town Alcala, Pangasinan proud,” says Pollyheart in an exclusive interview by Showbiz Sosyal minutes after her coronation.
Pollyheart is a former BS Hotel and Restaurant major at Urdaneta City University in Pangasinan but had to stop schooling to work as a crew in a popular convenience store. She went on to work further as a front line sales personnel at the SM City Rosales in Pangasinan but recently resigned from work to pursue her ambition to become a beauty queen and help her family out of poverty. She will compete alongside thirty-nine other beauty delegates from around the country and selected Filipino communities abroad at the on-going Miss Republic of the Philippines Pageant.
Organized by the Municipal Government of Alcala, Pangasinan led by Honorable Mayor Ryan Paolo Mencias and chaired by ramp model and beauty queen, Miss Aira Inoue, the Mutya ng Alcala 2015 Pageant aims to discover potential beauty queens who will showcase not just the talent and beauty of Alcala, but will also help in promoting the town as a potential trade and tourism gateway of the whole of Pangasinan.
The 2015 Mutya ng Alcala is sponsored by Psalmstre Enterprises, makers of Olive-C and New Placenta soap, with Showbiz Sosyal as official media partner, Smart and the Municipal Government of Alcala, Pangasinan.
Report by: Francis Calubaquib