Iona Gibbs from Bataan was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas 2022 – Miss Asia Pacific International Philippines 2022 during the 52nd Mutya ng Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night held at the FilOil EcoOil Centre, San Juan City Sunday night.
Also crowned were Mutya ng Pilipinas – World Top Model 2022 Arianna Padrid from Northern California, USA; Mutya ng Pilipinas – Tourism International 2022 Jeanette Reyes from Camarines Sur and Mutya ng Pilipinas – Overseas Communities 2022 Jesi Mae Cruz, also from California.
Gibbs, a 20-year-old student in Behavioral Sciences, major in Organizational and Social Systems Development at De La Salle University, also bagged the Best in Evening Gown, Miss Ever Bilenna, and Miss Skeen special awards. Reyes, 24, and former Miss Bicolandia 2022 2nd Runner Up, was named Best in Terno, while Cruz, a student at California State University-Long Beach – College of Business, won Best in Swimsuit.
Other winners were Mutya ng Pilipinas Luzon Shannon Robinson of Makati City, Mutya ng Pilipinas Visayas Megan Deen Campbell of Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, and Mutya ng Pilipinas Mindanao Marcelyn Bautista of Tarlac City.
Rounding out the Top 21 semi-finalists were Charisse Anthea Abanico (Batangas City), Shindell Atibula (Biliran), Angelli Mae Garcia (Bohol). Margaret Anne Rodrigo (Canada), Joycee Lavida (Iloilo City), Ilyssa Mendoza (Melbourne, Australia), Bea Margarett Madea (Muntinlupa City), Abiah Dicdican (Ormoc), Kyle Celine Dorado Laughead (Pampanga), Ma. Flordeliz Mabao (Rizal), Priya Mundi (Southern California), Michele Angela Okol (Surigao del Norte), Jirah Bantas (Tantangan, South Cotabato) and Zeah Nestle Pala (Tarlac Province).
Cory Quirino, national director of Mutya ng Pilipinas organization, congratulated the new Mutya 2022 crowned winners after an absence of two years due to the pandemic.