Pinay crowned Miss Supranational 2013
|Philippines' Mutya Johanna Datul (C) smiles during the awards ceremony after winning the Miss Supranational contest in Minsk, September 6, 2013. Photo by Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko
MANILA - The Philippine representative to this year's Miss Supranational bagged the crown during the annual pageant held in Belarus.
Mutya Johanna Datul bested over 80 contestants who joined the beauty pageant.
Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) said Datul radiated the beauty, confidence, grace and intelligence of a Filipina.
"She has brought immense honor to the Philippines and we are looking forward to a rousing welcome for our very fist Miss Supranational on Monday, September 9," BPCI said in a statement.
Datul was also earlier named Miss Personality in the competition.
"BPCI would also like to thank all those who have supported Mutya in her journey to the crown. Congratulations Mutya Johanna Datul, Miss Supranational 2013."
Mexico's representative was first runner up, while Turkey's bet landed in second followed by Indonesia and US Virgin Islands in the 3rd and 4th spots.
Last year, Elaine Kay Moll, the Philippines's bet to the beauty pageant, won third runner up during the coronation night in Warsaw.