Tatyana Alexi Austria, 18, of Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines is Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2021. She was crowned during the Miss World Philippines 2021 coronation night in Olongapo City, Philippines on October 3, 2021.
The Miss World Philippines 2021 coronation night was held at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center in the Subic Special Economic and Freeport Zone in Olongapo City. It was the 10th edition of the national beauty pageant that selects the Philippines’ candidates in Miss World, Miss Eco International, Miss Eco Teen International and other international beauty pageants.
Austria is 5’9″ tall. She held the Supermodel International Philippines 2019 title.
When Austria represent the Philippines at Supermodel International 2020 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, she was unplaced. But the experience will help her successfully represent the Philippines at Miss Eco Teen International 2021 in Egypt.
The Parañaque City resident is an alumna of Makati Science High School in Cembo, Makati City, Metro Manila. If she wins Miss Eco International 2021, she will be the international beauty pageant’s second titleholder from the Philippines’ following Roberta Angela Tamondong‘s coronation in December 6, 2020.
Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2018 Alyssa Muhlach, 25, hosted the ceremony along with Mister World Asia and Oceania 2019 Jody Baines “JB” Saliba, 28, Xian Lim, 32, and RJ Ledesma. It was broadcast live by KTX.
It was Tracy Maureen Perez, 28, of Cebu City who won the Miss World Philippines 2021 crown. Including her and Austria, 44 candidates competed for seven titles.
The other winners were Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2021 Emmanuelle Vera, 26, of Taguig City, Miss Eco Philippines 2021 Kathleen Joy Paton, 24, of Aklan, Philippines, Miss Environment Philippines 2021 Michelle Arceo, 23, of Quezon City, Miss Multinational Philippines 2021 Shaila Mae Rebortera, 25, of Cebu and Miss Tourism Philippines 2021 Trisha Martinez, 23, of Laguna. There were 16 judges including Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr., 55, Harry Roque, 54, Teejay Marquez, 28, David Licauco, 27, Elise Joson, 25, Albert Kurniawan, 36, and Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri, 52, who served as the chairman of the board of judges.
“In life, what should you follow, your heart or your mind?” Kurniawan asked Austria in the question-and-answer portion. She answered, “I believe that there’s a reason God made humans the way we are with our minds over our hearts anatomically in the body.”
“So I think we should follow our mind to stay logical, to stick to our cores and values,” Austria continued. “The mind will ultimately influence the heart, and so that we can live our lives without having to step on other toes of other people, and just to be a true person of purpose, as well.”