ANGELES CITY The official couturiers of the Mutya Ning Angeles 2022 shared good words in recognizing the efforts of the city government led by Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr., for its continuous assistance to their local industry.

The MNA ladies showcased their official wardrobe from head to toe and accessories, all of which were Angeleño-made, including creations of Bhraye Adefuin; Jhune Angeles; Cholo Ayuyao; Clarence Ayuyao; Richard De Jesus; Enji Dobluis; RJ Guevarra; Bryan Henson; Carl John Miranda; Glenn Pablo; Rich Sabinian; Michelle Viray; and Manny Ocampo; and the customized heels of Bong Gonzales.

Lazatin’s Chief Adviser Calaguas said that one of the aims of Lazatin in holding the MNA 2022 is to promote the local works and talents of couturiers in Angeles City, aside from recognizing the beauty and wit of Angeleña ladies and the resiliency of Angeleños.

“Flashy cameras, spotlight, a centerstage, and 18 lovely ladies vying for the crown of Mutya Ning Angeles 2022, with the locally-made wardrobe of our talented designers,” Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel said, also the Chairperson of the MNA 2022 Working Committee.

MNA 2022, which is celebrating its 30th year on December 8, 2022, is another priority project of Lazatin, co-presented by Beautéderm Corporation.

Michelle Viray, one of the official couturiers of MNA 2022, who has been in the industry for 10 years, said the experience is rewarding for her, sharing some of their masterpieces and seeing them worn by the lovely candidates.

“My team and I are glad and grateful to be featured alongside other wonderful designers during the Mutya Ning Angeles 2022 pre-pageant. It was a privilege to be part of this event,” Viray said.

Cholo Ayuyao, also one of the official designers of the pageant, said that it has been a while since something big like this is happening and it was an honor to be part of it.

“It was a good feeling to participate more than anything,” Ayuyao said, who has been in the industry for 22 years.

Meanwhile, RJ Guevarra shared the individuality and uniqueness of each designer, being amazed during the portion of the evening gown where all candidates showcased red long gowns designed and created by the official couturiers.

Clarence Ayuyao, who has been in the service for 22 years, also cannot contain his overwhelming feeling seeing his hard work pays off, being eager to see his creation being worn by the candidate.

On behalf of the official designers, Bryan Henson thanked Lazatin and the MNA Working Committee for recognizing Angeles City designers.

The MNA 2022 is set to hold its coronation night on Dec. 8, 2022 at the Grand Palazzo Royale where the grand winner will receive 1 million worth of prizes.