A 21-year-old print model who dreams of having her own restaurant and hotel was crowned as Mutya ng Dabaw 2012 Wednesday night.
Marianne Mae Te or Yannie, who was an early crowd favorite, bested four other candidates to bag the crown. She is an AB Hotel and Restaurant Management graduate of the Philippine Women’s College.
Mutya ng Dabaw 2012 Marianne Mae Te (center) and her court.
Te, in her answer to the final question asked by Brigadier General Benito Antonio T. De Leon of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, said living in Davao is close to perfection as it is the only place that offers the beauty and bounty of the highlands and the islands.
Two registered nurse, Dorothy Maruel Ibanez of Lanang and Jhoanna Myles Te of Bajada, were crowned Diwa ng Davao (first runner-up) and Sinag ng Dabaw (second runner-up), respectively.
Maria Theresa Tan of Ulas, an AB Communication Arts graduate from the University of Immaculate Conception, is the third runner-up or the Pag-asa ng Dabaw, while Ateneo de Davao University law student Jazzel Therese Gomez was fourth runner-up.
Te is also Miss AirPhil Express. The title gives her the opportunity to travel to one destination in the world.
Sun.Star website, Sun.Star Davao and Smart covered the Mutya ng Dabaw Coronation Night live from the Davao City Recreational Center or the Almendras Gym.
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