Iona Gibbs to represent Philippines at Miss Intercontinental 2023

16 Feb 2023 | Priya Bhardwaj

Mutya ng Pilipinas organization took to their official social media to announce its official alliance with the Miss Intercontinental Organization (MIO). Having been awarded the license for 2023, Mutya ng Pilipinas 2022 Iona Gibbs will now represent Philippines at Miss Intercontinental 2023.

Fred Yuson, Chairman of MNP, said, “In 2019 on our 51st Mutya ng Pilipinas edition, I made a commitment towards MNP’s growth and expansion. Today, is the day with the announcement of our formal ties with MIO.”



“We welcome MIO with open arms and look forward to a great year in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2023. Pageant fans should expect much enthusiasm and excitement this year and hopefully in the years to come”, MNP President Cory Quirino quotes.

Iona was 18 years of age when she won Mutya ng Pilipinas 2022 crown. She is a Filipino-Canadian singer-songwriter and model. On winning the opportunity to represent Philippines at Miss Intercontinental 2023, Iona took to her official social media as she wrote, “Still on cloud nine from last night’s exciting news, but before it sinks in, you can catch me on Kada Umaga’s Emmazing Trends with the beautiful Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019, Ms. Emma Tiglao this morning! I’m so excited to talk about the big, continental future ahead.”


Miss Intercontinental organization searches throughout the continents just as Mutya ng Pilipinas conducts its campaign in the far reaches of the country’s hometowns and in Filipino Overseas Communities abroad. Expectations are high for a formidable partnership between the 51 year-old Miss Intercontinental Organization and Mutya Ng Pilipinas which will stage its 53rd Edition this year.