MUTYA ng Bacolod Eirine Granada said it's quite unimaginable now that she is living and experiencing what she just dreamed before insofar as her participation in beauty pageants is concerned.
Fresh from winning as Miss Bacolod MassKara 1st Princess last month, Granada is now in Manila preparing for the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2022 pageant where she will be representing the city of smiles.
“My preparation for the Mutya has been undoubtedly short but it also made me learn a lot (like) how to manage my time well and balance the schedules of my training,” she said.
Granada noted that she is just glad that the MBM organization has her back and they were very supportive when it comes to her overall preparation for the national pageant.
Although she has joined several pageants in school before, this is her first national pageantry competition.
Being a first-timer, she turned it into her own advantage that she is able to start fresh and “offer something new to the table.”
“I would like to promote Bacolod's tourism as a whole-the food, places, people, and also the history and culture that makes it unique from others,” she stressed.
In fact, she noted that some of her fellow candidates are actually familiar with Bacolod City, especially the MassKara festival which of course elated her.
“We wear masks and put a smile on our faces even in the midst of difficulties. - Everyone is unique in their own way, but I would really like to be remembered for being passionate about my purpose,” the beauty queen emphasized.
Granada added that she doesn't want to be remembered as a mere beauty queen but as a spokesperson willing to shed light on her advocacy.
Considering her participation at Mutya ng Pilipinas as an honor, Granada quips that she is not pressured.
“My mindset is just to learn along the journey and give it my very best,” she said as she shared that she cried the other day because she was overwhelmed with the amount of love and support she was getting from her loved ones.
Carlos Durana, the Bacolod MassKara pageant director, who also served as Granada’s make-up artist, accompanied her as she starts her Mutya ng Pilipinas journey.