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Benjie Diaz won the Filipina Maid of Cotton in 1973. Source: Benjie Diaz's Birth Certificate:

9/15/2011 12/28/2015

Pampanga-born Elizabeth Luciano Winsett first came into the public eye as the first runner-up in the Bb Pilipinas Pageant in 1966. She took the screen name Liza Lorena and has built an award-winning ca...

3/23/2015 7/8/2015

Megan Young is a Filipina-American actress. She was crowned Miss World in 2013.

3/28/2015 7/8/2015

Margarita Romualdez represented the Philippines in the Miss International competition in 1967.

11/17/2010 7/8/2015

Maritess Revilla-Araneta MP

"Maritess"

Maria Teresa "Maritess" Revilla is a Filipina actress and model. She was a "Camay Girl", a product endorser of a popular soap brand from the 1950s to the 1980s.

9/26/2010 5/3/2012

Teresita Agcaoili Martinez was crowned a pre-war Miss Cebu.

3/14/2007 4/7/2012

Josephine Beley Murphy MP (b. - 2008)

Josephine "Nene" Murphy-Cojuangco was the only daughter of an American father and Ilocana mother. Nene was known for her good looks and was crowned Miss Baguio. After a tempestous courtship, she eloped...

12/3/2009 7/9/2011

Cleofe Jaime Balingit MP (b. - 1981)

Cleofe Jaime Balingit was crowned Miss Mindanao at the National Beauty Contest at the 1936 Manila Carnival. More here:

2/27/2011 2/28/2011

Iluminada Mojica Tuason MP (b. - 1949)

Illuminada Mojica Tuason-Fernandez, the Miss Philippines at the 1939 Manila Carnival Queen, was only child of Rogelia Mojica of Indang, Cavite and an unnamed Tuason of Manila. Her father died early and...

2/2/2009 2/27/2011

Trinidad Rodriguez Fernandez was the Manila Carnival Queen of 1924. She is also the first woman Ambassador of the Philippines. More here: .

9/14/2008 2/27/2011

Pura Villanueva-Kalaw was born on August 27, 1886 in Arevalo, Iloilo to Emilio Villanueva, a highly educated man from Molo, and Emilia Garcia, a very beautiful Spanish lady from Palencia, Spain. At fir...

8/3/2007 2/27/2011

Leonarda Escolar Limjap MP (1890 - 1967)

Leonarda Escolar Limjap studied painting under Fabian de la Rosa and piano under Dona Ventura Galvez. The daughter of an affluent businessman, she was convent-educated and well-traveled. In 1908, she r...

8/14/2009 2/27/2011

Julia Guerrero Agcaoili MP (c.1865 - 1945)

Julia Guerrero Agcaoili-Martinez was the 1909 Manila Carnival Queen. Convent-bred, she excelled in playing the piano and harp and in singing. More here: .

3/14/2007 2/27/2011

Inocencia Bapista Reyes MP (1889 - d.)

"Enchay"

Inocencia "Enchay" Baptista Reyes was a finalist at the 1908 Manila Carnival Queen race. She is the the matriarch of the accomplished Roces Clan.

1/16/2007 2/27/2011

Trinidad Roxas MP (1900 - 1995)

Trinidad Roura de Leon was the Queen of the 1920 Victory Carnival. She became the First Lady to President Roxas. More here: .

7/27/2007 2/27/2011

Paz Jurado Marquez MP (1894 - 1983)

"Pacing", "Paz"

Paz Jurado Marquez-Benitez is a famed short story writer, recognized for the first Filipino modern English-language short story, "Dead Stars". She was crowned Queen of the 1912 Manila Carnival. She bec...

2/19/2007 2/27/2011

Paz Bantug de Guzman MP (1864 - 1956)

Paz Bantug de Guzman-Silos was the Reina de Luzon at the 1912 Manila Carnival. She was an educator, who served as the directress of the glee club at the Philippine Normal School. Many matinee stars of ...

2/13/2011 2/27/2011

Amparo Noel-Borromeo MP (deceased)

Amparo Benitez Noel-Borromeo was crowned Reina de Visayas at the 1912 Manila Carnival. More here: .

10/22/2009 2/27/2011

Remedios Fernandez Reyes MP (b. - 1955)

Remedios Fernandez Reyes-Medina was crowned Sultana de Mindanao at the 1912 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/13/2011 2/27/2011

Julia Otero Arceo MP (b. - 1975)

Julia Otero Arceo was crowned Reina de Luzon at the 1913 Manila Carnival. More here: .

8/1/2007 2/27/2011

Dolores Perez Rubio-Gregory was crowned Queen of the 1914 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/14/2011 2/27/2011

Concepcion Zurbito Medina MP (1900 - d.)

Concepcion Zurbito Medina-Navarro was crowned the Queen of the 1915 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/14/2011 2/27/2011

Esperanza Escolar Limjap MP (1894 - 1878)

Esperanza Escolar Limjap-Osmeña was the second wife of Philippine President Sergio Osmeña and the First Lady during his term. The daughter of a wealthy Filipino-Chinese businessman, she w...

3/12/2010 2/27/2011

Manuela Delgado Barretto MP (1900 - 1964)

"Manolita"

Manolita Delgado Barretto was crowned Queen at the 1916 Manila Carnival. More here: .

1/22/2009 2/27/2011

Enriqueta Lasso de Vega Aldanese, distinguished Spanish-English mestiza, was crowned Queen of the First Cebu Carnival in 1914. She also reigned as the 1918 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/14/2011 2/27/2011

Felisa Escolar Limjap MP (deceased)

Felisa Escolar Limjap belonged to the court of the Queen of the Orient at the 1920 Manila Carnival.

2/13/2011 2/27/2011

Virginia Randolph Harrison was the Queen of the Occident at the 1920 Manila Carnival. Hers is a privileged pedigree -- Scottish landed gentry on her father's side and American industrial pioneers on he...

9/4/2008 2/27/2011

Carmen Legarda Prieto MP (1909 - 1986)

"Mameng"

Carmen Legarda Prieto-Caro was the Queen at the 1921 Manila Carnival. More here: .

1/23/2009 2/27/2011

Florentina Goyena MP (b. - c.1947)

Florentina Goyena-Revilla was part of the Royal Court of the 1921 Manila Carnival Queen.

9/26/2010 2/27/2011

Rosario Roces Legarda MP (1899 - 1969)

"Bombona"

Rosario Roces Legarda-Valdez was part of the Court of the 1921 Manila Carnival Queen.

9/14/2008 2/27/2011

Virginia Llamas-Romulo MP (1905 - d.)

Virginia Vidal Llamas-Romulo was the Queen of the 1922 Manila Carnival. More here: .

4/18/2008 2/27/2011

Catalina Castillo Apacible was the Queen of the 1922 Manila Carnival. More here: .

8/5/2010 2/27/2011

Carmen Arevalo Papa MP (c.1906 - 1970)

Carmen Arevalo Papa-Delgado was the Queen at the 1925 Manila Carnival. Resources Castro, Alex. "1925, Queen of the Manila Carnival, Carmen Arevalo Papa." Manila Carnivals 1908-1938, Date publishe...

2/17/2011 2/27/2011

Socorro Borcena Henson MP (1907 - 1979)

Socorro Borcena Henson-Limjap was the Queen at the 1926 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/16/2011 2/27/2011

Anita Agoncillo Nakpil MP (b. - 1979)

Anita Agoncillo Noble-Nakpil was the 1st Miss Philippines of the Manila Carnival. More here: .

1/27/2009 2/27/2011

Doña Aurora Reyes-Recto MP (deceased)

Aurora Reyes-Recto was crowned Miss Visayas at the 1st National Beauty Contest, held at the 1926 Manila Carnival. More here: .

10/1/2010 2/27/2011

Lourdes Magdangal Luciano MP (c.1900 - 2001)

Lourdes Magdangal Luciano-Ocampo withdrew from the 1926 Manila Carnival Queen race. More here: .

11/21/2008 2/27/2011

Loreto Bartolome Relova MP (1907 - 1996)

"Etong"

Loreto Bartolome Relova-Pascual was Miss Laguna at the 1926 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/3/2007 2/27/2011

Isolina Puno Palma MP (1905 - 1997)

Isolina Puno Palma-Calma is the oldest daughter of Don Gregorio Palma and Genoveva Puno who later married Dr. Valeriano Calma. Brother of Felicito Puno-Palma, Isolina was in Concepcion Tarlac; the ...

2/19/2011 2/27/2011

Leonor Tantoco Reyes MP (1919 - 2006)

Leonor T. Reyes competed as Miss Bulacan at the 1st National Beauty Content at the 1926 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/19/2011 2/27/2011

Amparo Neri MP (deceased)

Amparo Neri competed as Miss Misamis at the 1st National Beauty Contest at the 1926 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/19/2011 2/27/2011

Luisa Fernandez Marasigan-Barretto was the Miss Philippines at the 2nd Beauty Contest of the1927 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/19/2011 2/27/2011

Caridad Morente was Miss Mindoro at the 1927 Manila Carnival. More here: .

11/7/2008 2/27/2011

Mercedes Verdote de Jesus MP (1911 - 1966)

Mercedes Verdote de Jesus- Joaquin competed as Miss Marinduque at the 2nd National Beauty Contest at the1927 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/19/2011 2/27/2011

Pacita Tiongson Mateo MP (deceased)

Pacita Mateo competed as Miss Bulacan at the 2nd National Beauty Contest at the 1927 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/19/2011 2/27/2011

Encarnacion Ibañez Johnson-Jose competed as Miss Rizal at the 2nd National Beauty Contest at the 1927 Manila Carnival. More here: .

9/1/2007 2/27/2011

Rosario Lacsamana Manuel MP (deceased)

Rosario Lacsamana Manuel competed as Miss Pampanga at the 2nd National Beauty Contest at the 1927 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/19/2011 2/27/2011

Amelia Zialcita Romualdez MP (1912 - d.)

Amelia Zialcita Romualdez represented Leyte in the 1927 Manila Carnival Queen pageant. More here: In 1927, the province of Leyte fielded a homegrown beauty to the Miss Philippines tilt. She was Ameli...

10/20/2010 2/27/2011

Julieta Hofileña Lopez MP (deceased)

Julieta Hofileña Lopez was an adopted daughter of the esteemed Lopez Family. She competed as Miss Iloilo at the 2nd National Beauty Contest at the 1927 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/19/2011 2/27/2011

Pacita Ongsiako de los Reyes MP (1912 - 2004)

Paz Ongsiako de los Reyes was Miss Philippines in the 1929 Manila Carnival. More here: .

9/28/2010 2/27/2011

Isabelita de los Reyes was among the Damas de Honor at the 1929 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/20/2011 2/27/2011

Rosario Ruiz Zorilla-Chanco was Miss Mindanao at the 1930 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/21/2011 2/27/2011

Maria Villanueva Kalaw MP (1912 - 1992)

A famous name, a scholar’s intellect, an impressive background in social work and undiminished good looks were the passport of Maria Kalaw Katigbak to the Philippine Senate. MKK was a high sch...

8/3/2007 2/27/2011

Alicia Cabarrus de Santos-Maloles was crowned Miss Luzon at the 5th National Beauty Contest at the 1931 Manila Carnival. She resigned from the post, necessitating her replacement. More here: .

2/23/2011 2/27/2011

Rita Villaflor Pañares MP (deceased)

Rita Villaflor Pañares-Alvarez was a candidate at the 5th National Beauty Contest at the 1931 Manila Carnival. More here:

2/23/2011 2/27/2011

Emma Gonzales Zamora MP (c.1913 - 1943)

Emma Gonzales Zamora-Ruiz was crowned Miss Philippines at the 6th National Beauty Contest at the 1932 Manila Carnival. More here:

2/23/2011 2/27/2011

Rosalina Cispon Lim MP (c.1913 - d.)

Rosalina Cispon Lim-Martinez was Miss Luzon at the 6th National Beauty Contest at the 1932 Manila Carnival. More here:

2/24/2011 2/27/2011

Aleli Aguilar De Guzman MP (deceased)

Aleli Aguilar Guzman-Quirino was Miss Visayas at the 6th National Beauty Contest at the 1932 Manila Carnival. More here:

12/27/2008 2/27/2011

Engracia Arcinas Laconico-Zara was the Miss Philippines at the 7th National Beauty Contest at the 1933 Manila Carnival. More here:

2/24/2011 2/27/2011

Charity de Ocampo Crow MP (1914 - 1990)

Charity de Ocampo Crow was Miss Luzon at the 7th National Beauty Contest at the 1933 Manila Carnival. More here:

7/10/2007 2/27/2011

Angelina Alonso MP (1915 - 2003)

Angelina "Nina" Tronqued Biunas was Miss Mindanao at the 7th National Beauty Contest at the 1933 Manila Carnival.

5/16/2008 2/27/2011

Clarita Villarica Tankiang-Sanchez was crowned Miss Philippines at the 8th National Beauty Contest at the 1934 Manila Carnival. More here:

2/24/2011 2/27/2011

Consuelo M. Villamor MP (1911 - 2009)

Consuelo M. Villamor was crowned Miss Philippines at the 9th National Beauty Contest at the 1934 Manila Carnival. More here: .

2/24/2011 2/27/2011

Conchita Chuidian Sunico MP (b. - 1990)

Conchita Chuidian Sunico was crowned Miss Philippines at the 1935 Manila Carnival and is remembered as high society's "It Girl" before WWII. She founded Karilagan International to promote Philippine fa...

12/2/2008 2/27/2011

Carmen De Leon Del Rosario resigned as Miss Mindanao at the 1935 Manila Carnival. More here: .

12/29/2009 2/27/2011

Mercedes Montilla Montilla MP (1915 - 1993)

Mercedes Montilla Montilla was crowned Miss Philippines at the 1936 Manila Carnival. She served as mayor of Sipalay for three terms. More here:

7/10/2009 2/27/2011

Helen D. Cutaran Bennett MP (1910 - d.)

Helen Cutaran Bennett was crowned Miss Visayas at the 1936 Manila Carnival. She served as Foreign Secretary to President Elipidio Quirino. More here:

2/25/2011 2/27/2011

Myrna Sese Panlilio (1942 - 2009)

Myrna Sese Panlilio-Borromeo was the first Binibining Pilipinas pageant winner in 1964. She represented the country in the Miss Universe pageant in Miami Beach, Florida.

2/13/2011 2/13/2011

Mimilanie Laurel Marquez is better known as "Melanie Marquez". She was Miss International 1979. She is a model and actor. More here: .

11/18/2010 11/18/2010

Gloria Diaz MP

"Gloria Maria Aspillera Diaz"

On 19 July 1969, Gloria Maria Aspillera Diaz was crowned Miss Universe at the tender age of 18. She was the first Filipino to win this title. She is also a well-respected actress in Philippine televisi...

12/3/2009 11/17/2010

Rio Diaz-Cojuangco MP (1959 - 2004)

"Rio"

Rio Diaz-Cojuangco was the 1977 Mutya/Pearl of the Philippines-Asia and was 4th runner-up in the 1977 Miss Asia pageant. She was a restauranteur, a television host and a politician. She was elected Vic...

12/3/2009 11/17/2010