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Tuesday, January 15, 2008


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 Brazil. A student who has nine brothers and sisters, Miss Diaz exclaimed, “This is going to be so good for my country and it will change my life. But I’ve never been been happier and I don’t think I will ever be happier.”

Reports from Manila said Filipinos were thrilled by the victory, the second time a Filipina has captured an international beauty tilt. In 1964, Gemma Guerrero Cruz (now Mrs. Antonio S. Araneta Jr.) won the International Beauty pageant at Long Beach. Miss Diaz, who said she didn’t think she would make the top 15, stated that her life’s ambition is to make as many friends as possible. She added, “Oh, I wish my family were here.

Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa (1974)- Stars Gloria Diaz, Vic Vargas, ElizabethOropesa, Lito Anzures, Ruel Vernal, Ray Marcos / Directed by Celso Ad Castillo

Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa (1975) - Stars Joseph Estrada, Gloria Diaz, Paquito Diaz, Vic Silayan, Tommy Abuel / Directed by Augusto Buenaventura

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 Athens, Greece. The pageant was broadcast live worldwide via satellite for the first time. The beautiful broadcast from the Parthenon in Athens, begins a tradition of televising Universe Pageants from exotic locales around the globe.

Best in National Costume went to Maria Rocio Martin of Spain. Miss Congenitality was awarded to Janet Robinson, Miss Chile. Miss Photogenic went to Margarita Moran, Miss Philippines.

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".
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She also made a movie the following year.

Oh Margie Oh (1974) - Stars Victor Laurel, Margie Moran, Celia Rodriguez and Sylvia La Torre

1 comment:

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