ANG pambato ng Cebu City North na si Irma Payod Bitzer ang nanalo sa ika-6 na edisyon ng Mrs. Philippines International. Ginanap ang coronation night nito noong April 4, 2023, sa Grand Ballroom ng Okada, Manila.
Sa simula pa lang ng pageant ay nagpakita si Mrs. Irma na isa siya sa contender para sa coveted crown. Marami kasi siyang special awards na napalunan agad. Kabilang dito ang Best in Festival Costume, Best in Interview, Best in Advocacy Presentation, at Best in Head to Head Talent.
Siya ay isang entrepreneur and ina ng two lovely daughters, aged 5 and 8. si Mrs. Irma ay native ng Ormoc City, Leyte na kumatawan sa Cebu City North sa pageant na ito matapos tanghaling Mrs. Cebu Philippines-Tourism 2022 last November.
Isa siya sa 21 finalists na nagpakita ng talino at poised under pressure sa naturang pageant.
Si Mrs. Irma ay isang CPA na nagtapos sa University of the Philippines -Visayas. Siya ay 39 years old, may taas na 5′ 6″ at ang vital statistics ay 36-25-36.
Ano ang ginawa niyang preparations para sa pageant na ito? Tugon niya, “I really prepared a lot, because I wanted to be the best Irma on the stage. So I enrolled even in a Q & A training and I was going to the gym that I never did before, hahaha!”
Sa Q&A segment, tinanong ang lahat ng finalists kung ano’ng title sa pageant ang gusto nilang makuha, ito ang naging sagot ni Mrs. Bitzer:
“I would like to choose the main crown which is Mrs. Philippines International because I believe I am one who can make the vision of Mrs. Philippines to make people inspired, to share my life story that even without eating during childhood, I was able to triumph over adversity and be successful, becoming an entrepreneur and a beauty queen.”
Ano ang reaction niya nang tinawag ang name niya as Mrs. Philippines International?
“I was very emotional because I did not really aim for the highest crown. I just wanted to do my best and I said to God, ‘God, whatever is the crown that is fit to me, I will accept it with all my heart’. And He gave me more than what I deserved,” masayang pahayag pa niya.
Aniya pa, “I have a lot of plans and I’m very happy to have this crown, because I know that I can use this to inspire more younger generations.
And I’m going back to my town, and… getting a lot of support for the foundation, so that many-many more kids who has difficult access to education can have more access now.”
Nabanggit din niya ang sinusuportahang foundation. “It’s Bukas Palad Foundation, because they’re supporting a holistic education for the younger generation.”
Anyway congrats kina Aries Concepcion-Spokesperson and Marketing Manager at kay Ms. Maan Aries na CEO ng 3 Stars Productions sa matagumpay na pagdaraos ng Mrs. Philippines International.
Narito ang listahan ng mga nanalo:
GRAND WINNER-Mrs. Philippines International 2023 – Irma Payod- Bitzer (Cebu City North)
• Mrs. Philippines Planet 2023 – Evangeline Pulvera (Province of Bohol)
• Mrs. Philippines National Universe 2023 – Princess Joesel Bajamonde (Cebu Province)
• Mrs. Philippines Global Classic 2023 – Liz Tagimacruz (Cebu City East)
• Mrs. Philippines Grand International 2023 – Honeylane Labang (San Fernando, Cebu)
• Mrs. Philippines International Global 2023 – Grezza Day Rosales (Province of Laguna)
• Mrs. Woman of the Year 2023 – Mary Jade Luna (West Cebu)
• MS Philippines International 2023 – Analyn Roxas (Oriental Mindoro)
• MS Philippines Earth 2023 – Vernelie Diane Babasa (Lipa)
• Elite Mrs. Philippines International 2023 -Vanessa Magbojos (Bauan, Batangas)
• Mrs. Philippines Earth Classic 2023 – Elma Lavajo (Sogod, Cebu)
• Mrs. Philippines Worldwide Woman 2023 – Ruvigene Pantas Labong (Antipolo City)
• Mrs. Philippines World Classic 2023 – Maria Concepcion Mirabuena (Sta. Ana, Manila)
• Mrs. Philippines World Universal 2023 – Maria Lezylda Quadra (Province of Cavite)
• Mrs. Philippines Imperial 2023 – Nikka Salve Apungan (Province of Rizal)
• Mrs. Philippines Eco Tourism 2023 – Ederly Abel (Province of Batangas)
• Mrs. Philippines Heritage 2023 – Lourdes Ferrera (Dasmariñas City)
• Mrs. Philippines Tourism Ambassador 2023 – Vanessa Grace Torrecampo (Dasmariñas City)
• Mrs. Philippines Universal Beauty 2023 – Milani Pareja (Tanza, Cavite)
• Mrs. Philippines International Beauty 2023 – Erica Lontoc Macatangay (Batangas City)
• Mrs. Philippines Global Beauty 2023 – Philma Saquisame (Imus City)