29 Sep Just In: Official Statement From Mutya Pilipinas
“Mutya Pilipinas recently announced that due to the new policy of the Miss Tourism International Pageant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and in compliance with their latest rule, being “naturally-born in the country the candidate represents and no-dual citizenship”, Miss Cyrille Payumo, First Runner Up will replace Miss Tyra Goldman in the November 2019 Competition.
“We respect the rules of the Organization and assure them of our 100% compliance“ said Cory Quirino, President of Mutya Pilipinas after her telephone conversation with Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi, President of the Miss Tourism International Pageant.
“However, so as not to deprive Ms. Goldman of her opportunity to compete, we are presently studying possible options for her in other respectable international competitions. She is a gem of a beauty queen who can proudly and ably represent the Philippines”, stressed Quirino.