DARLENE MAY PANOPIO REYES, LPU Batangas’ Tourism student, brought honor not just to her municipality which is San Pascual, but also to her university, when she was hailed Mutya ng Batangas 2012, night of December 5.
From a total of 22 candidates, 10 semi-finalists were chosen including: Darlene May Reyes (San Pascual), Annabelle Rianzares (Sto. Tomas), Rose Ann Tumbaga (Padre Garcia), Kaycie Lyn Fajardo (Agoncillo), Marjorie Walangsumbat (Taysan), Kristel Guelos (Tanauan City), Aina Nicole Bautista (Taal), Kristel Homoroc (Mabini), Febe Louridhee Ilagan (Calaca), and Beata Sarita Sunga (Balayan).
From there, Darlene made it to the Top 5 and eventually became the winner – the new Mutya ng Batangas. She also won three special awards such as Ms. Photogenic, Ms. Showbiz Sosyal and People’s Choice.