Mutya ng Tagum City 2020 makes history for its many firsts

TAGUM CITY—Jelymp Postrero, a Kagan descendant , bested 22 other contestants from all over Tagum City, which makes her the first ever representative from barangay Bincungan to win the most coveted crown in the city.

Postrero, 22 and a neophyte in beauty pageants, made her first impression to the judges when she won the Best in Talent award, urging women to be “Be-YOU-tiful” while removing her makeup and baring her naked face to the public.

In her Facebook post, Postrero said that she had doubts because of her figure, skin tone, and overall physical appearance for those characteristics would never qualify her as an epitome of beauty. But she proved that beauty standard in the 21st century was truly evolving when she was crowned as the new “Paragon of the Eagle Wings” during the coronation night.

“My journey was never easy but I always taught myself to look for the brighter side. And I want everyone to know that you can be who you are destined to be if you believe in yourself and trust in God.”

Meanwhile, another first was made by the 2020 edition as the first to have complete representatives from all the barangays of Tagum, bringing the total delegates to 23. In addition, all Barangay Captains and Sangguniang Kabataan Chairpersons were also in attendance when Mayor Allan L. Rellon and the 8th City Council awarded more than 53 million worth of infrastructure projects to all barangays.

Postrero received 50,000 cash, Best in Talent award, Ms. Yasuy Ambassadress award, and hailed as Mutya ng Tagum 2020.

The first runner-up was Ms. La Filipina, Rhona Joy Baladiang who was named as Mutya ng Kalikasan, Ms. Activo Fitness, and Ms. Yasuy Skincare Enterprise. She also received 35,000 cash.

Ms. Apokon, Mutya ng Turismo Jesette Ore the 2nd runner up was awarded with 25,000 cash and Kutis Beautederm. 3rd runner up, Ms. Magugpo East Maria Angelie Valencia won 20,000 cash, Face of Beauty, and bagged the Mutya ng Karunungan title. Last but not the least, Ms. Liboganon, the 4th runner up Mutya ng Kaunlaran was Eden Ballesteros who was granted with 15, 000 cash and Ms. Congeniality and Ms. Photogenic Awards.

It can be recalled that the said beauty pageant had already expressed its desire to break the stereotypes when it announced during its call for participation that the height requirement was officially scrapped.

The reigning queens and the rest of the contestants proved this vision of the Mutya ng Tagum City event which is also in line with the celebration of Women’s Month. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum


Jelymp Postrero, the first ever representative from barangay Bincungan was hailed the new queen following her win on the most prestigious pageant in the City of Tagum last March 07, 2020 at the new cityhall Atrium. Vinz Davo/CIO Tagum


(L-R) Mutya ng Kaunlaran Eden Ballesteros, Mutya ng Turismo Jesette Ore, Mutya ng Tagum 2020 Jelymp Postrero, Mutya ng Kalikasan Rhona Joy Baladiang, and Mutya ng Karunungan Maria Angelie Valencia pose for a photo opportunity during the announcement of winners of the Mutya ng Tagum 2020. Vinz Davo/CIO Tagum


The Mutya ng Tagum 2020 winners together with the 8th City Council and Mayor Allan L. Rellon did the signature Tagumpay pose, symbolizing the triumph of the candidates and the city as a whole in championing and empowering women. Vinz Davo/CIO Tagum


Jelymp Postrero wowed the crowd with her well-thought answer to the question with regards to promoting Tagum as the City of People and imparting the best quality of the people from her barangay to the whole nation. Vinz Davo/CIO Tagum