Reported by Celso De Guzman Caparas
Multi-awardee in various national and international beauty pageants and former Mutya Ng Pilipinas President, Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo is making a huge comeback in the world of beauty pageant.
She confided that after all these years, she still misses the industry that she considered her second home.
The Pampagueña/Bicolana beauty is preparing for the upcoming 4th annual edition of the Mrs. Tourism Beauty Pageant, an international friendly competition for married women and single mothers with tag line "A Mother Who Cares for the World," a brain child of 'Mother of All Pageants' Ovette Ricalde of MegaStar Productions.
Hemilyn will have her training at Kagandahang Flores (KF) Beauty Camp under the strict supervision of renowned beauty queen maker Rodgil Floresm
Flores believes that Hemilyn is the perfect representative of the Philippines not only because of her physical attributes but most importantly because of her philanthropic works that started years ago.
Not to mention her comprehensive resumè as a beauty queen, artist, entrepreneur, image consultant, investor and pageant producer to mention a few.
The pageant will feature more than 30 equally gorgeous and advocacy-driven women around the world and will compete in various virtual preliminary events before the scheduled grand finale on August 3.
Hemilyn studied Art at the very prestigious Yale University in Connecticut, USA a couple of years ago just in time before the pandemic has reached out shores.
Most of her works were featured in major painting exhibits in the metropolis and received positive feedbacks from art patrons.
She is also an incumbent officer of United Women's Artist Association of the Philippines (UWAAP) headed by artist Menchu VB Arandilla.
A wife of an Air Force Reservist Officer and a doting mother of two boys, Hemilyn is also an Air Force Reservist under the AFP Reserve Command.
She's the daughter of former Mayor Dr. Oscar Escudero of Sorsogon and relative of former senator and political icon Chiz Escudero.
She is a product of the Fashion Image Institute in San Francisco, California and is now taking up her Master of Science in Psychology Major in Developmental Psychology at the University of Perpetual Help System Laguna and her MA/PhD in Organizational Development at the SAIDI Graduate School of Organizational Development.
A certified beauty queen in her own right, Hemilyn's pageant experiences included :
• 2004 Miss Photography Girl Philippines - Miss Fujifilm
• 2005 Mutya ng Pilipinas (Top 10 Finalist)
• 2005 Miss Globe International in Eastern Europe. Adjudged Miss All Nations out of 56 countries.
• 2005 Miss Bikini World in Europe (Top 12 finalist)
• 2006 Miss Petite International in Houston, Texas, USA (Finalist and Best in National Costume winner)
• 2008 Miss Global City in Taipei, Taiwan (named Miss Global City-Asia)
• 2014 Mrs. Universe pageant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Top 10 and Best in Talent)
You can support her by visiting Mrs Tourism Pageant Official Facebook Page, look for Philippines at the Album of Candidates and hit the "like" button.