Saturday, February 9, 2013

1977 Most Beautiful Boholana: Ellen Campbell

 Miss Tagbilaran City Ellen Campbell
in the Shorts Competition

It was year 1977 and the most anticipated social event that year was the glittering search for The Most Beautiful Boholana of the Year. 

It was the second year of the pageant and the year before that, a lovely socialite and comely coed named Lou Minoza who represented Divine Word College became the first winner of the pageant 

Thirty- four of the most beautiful and accomplished young women of the province mostly coming from the most socially- prominent families had been chosen to represent their respective municipalities, the capital city, colleges & universities, socio- civic clubs and business organizations. 

During the Coronation Night held at the Divine Word College, then the venue of choice for the biggest & most important events in the city and the province, there was an overflow crowd that came to cheer for their respective bets. 

During those Golden Years of Pageantry in Bohol, it was not uncommon for the candidates' townmates to come in busloads just to lend their moral support and make their presence felt during the quite long pageant that sometimes dragged on until the wee hours of the morning


The candidates first came out in shorts (swimsuits were a big NO then for conservative Boholanas) then in evening gowns. 

From 34 ladies, the field was whittled down to 15 semi- finalists before the final seven were called. The Top Seven were Miss Jagna, Miss Rotary Club, Miss Tagbilaran City, Miss Divine Word College, Miss Tubigon, Miss Garcia- Hernandez and Miss Loon

The Final Seven Moments before the Proclamation & Coronation

Rounding out the Top Seven were : 

3rd RU Miss Tubigon Teresita Baura 

4th RU Miss Garcia- Hernandez Corazon Ranario 

5th RU Miss Loon Carmelita Taylaran 

6th RU Miss Jagna Agnes Abrenilla

1st RU Antoniette Biloy, 1977 Queen Ellen Campbell, 2nd RU Angie Pepito


The tall and svelte 18 year old named Ellen Campbell who represented Tagbilaran City was crowned in a glittering ceremony that befitted a queen

Named 1st RU was the vivacious Antoniette Biloy who represented Divine Word College. The 2nd RU was the stunning Angie Pepito who represented the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran

with Tagbilaran City First Lady Enriquieta Butalid

Bohol Gov. Lino Chatto with the queens
IN MEMORIAM: Ellen Campbell

Sadly, Ellen "Jick Jick" Campbell passed away in Feb 26, 2001 after losing the battle with the big C

She would always be remembered as one of the loveliest Miss Bohol winners

For pics and info on Miss Bohol titleholders, here's the link:

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