Mutya Datul was the guest for the Ikaw Na portion on the August 28 episode of Bandila. Mutya won the Miss Supranational-Philippines 2013 title as well as the Miss Photogenic and Best in Long Gown awards. The beautiful lass from Sta. Maria, Isabela will represent the Philippines in the Miss Supranational 2013 pageant in Belarus in September.
Mutya said she’s excited about the upcoming international pageant and that she’s aiming to equal or even do better than the third runner-up finish of Elaine Kay Moll last year.
She told Ikaw Na host Boy Abunda that Binibining Pilipinas changed her life significantly because she was able to help her family more and she was able to realize her dream of becoming a beauty queen—in her words—“beauty queen na may crown.”
She revealed that her mother was the first person who gave her the encouragement to try out for beauty pageants. “Yung mother ko, kasi hindi naman ako ganun kaayos manamit or kasi pati pagsusuklay ng buhok hindi ko nagagawa pero nakikita talaga ng nanay ko na balang araw magiging beauty queen ka.”
To Mutya, Miss Supranational “means super, Miss Universe kumbaga bigger pa dun yung supranational. It’s a pageant promoting tourism, na we empower women.”
Mutya also talked about her “salagubang walk.” “Kasi pag naglalakad ako feeling ko parang may pakpak ako, yun yung feeling ko e ‘pag naglalakad, na basta lumakad ka lang, i-enjoy mo lang lahat, kasi ganun yung salagubang eh.”
Mutya also revealed that Venus Raj is her idol. “Kasi probinsiya rin siya, matapang, sa kanya ko nakita yung ay puwede rin pala maging successful ang isang probinsiyana.”
As to the question “paano magmahal si Mutya,” she answered, “Laging puso ang ginagamit kasi kahit sabihin man nila na manhid to, ito ang nagdidikta ng totoo.”