Apollo 11 moon landing took a back seat in 1969, when our very own Gloria Diaz won the Miss Universe pageant.
The news report--- July 21, 1969- Convent-bred Gloria Diaz, a raven-haired 18-year old from the Philippines won the Miss Universe pageant Saturday night, becoming the first Filipina to capture this most coveted of all international beauty titles. Miss Diaz, 5-foot-5 and a slender 34 ½ -23- 34 ½, was crowned by the outgoing title holder, Martha Vasconcellos of
Ang Nobya Kong Sexy (1975)- Stars Joseph Estrada and Gloria Diaz / Directed by Cesar 'Chat' Gallardo
Ganito Kami Noon...Paano Kayo Ngayon? (1976)- Stars Christopher De Leon, Gloria Diaz, Eddie Garcia / Directed by Eddie Romero
Andalucia (1976)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Gloria Diaz, Walter Navarro, Vivian Velez / Directed by Ronwaldo Reyes
Babae... Ngayon at Kailanman (1977) - Stars Charito Solis, Gloria Diaz, Chanda Romero, Vivian Velez, Dindo Fernando, Ronaldo Valdez, Tommy Abuel/ Directed by Joey Gosiengfiao
Babae! (1977) - Stars Amalia Fuentes, Gloria Diaz, Pilar Pilapil, Ricky Belmonte, Eddie Gutierrez, George Estregan / Directed by Joey Gosiengfiao
Namangka sa Dalawang Ilog (1977) - Stars Romeo Vasquez, Gloria Diaz and Alma Moreno / Directed by Jun Gallardo
In 1973, another Filipina beauty, Ms. Maria Margarita (Margie) Moran won the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant.
The 1973 Miss Universe Pageant was held on July 22, 1973 in the ancient Herod Atticus theater at the foot of the Acropolis in
Best in National Costume went to Maria Rocio Martin of
For her final question, she was asked, if you had one million dollars what would you do with it? With the love and peace mentality of that decade she said, "I would buy a big house where I can live with all the people I love".