Sunday, November 15, 2015

Fifty Golden Years for Miss Philippines in Miss World


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Year 2015 is a milestone for Pinay participation in Miss World. 

Through the decades and even during the worst political & economic crises, devastating calamities & catastrophes, the Philippines never reneged on its commitment to give selected Filipina beauty queens the opportunity to shine on the global stage.

It has been fifty golden years of Philippine representation in the world’s  biggest & oldest global pageant!

Year in and year out, without fail, there would always be a Miss Philippines to be proud of during the Miss World coronation night. This beautiful tradition started in 1966 with Vivian Lee Austria to the latest Pinay bet Hillarie Parungao who holds the unique distinction of being the 50th Miss Philippines to grace the Miss World stage.

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Come to think of it, Hillarie is this year’s Miss World Golden Girl from the Philippines. Will this translate into a second crown? Your guess is as good as mine.

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane as we go over the names of our national treasures who are grouped and presented by decade.

Girls with asterisks after their names replaced the original winners who were not able to compete for various reasons)

60’s Decade




 1966
Vivian Lee Austria (official name: Emraida Kelly Kiram)
 1967
Margarita Favis Gomez
1968
Arene Cecilia Anas Amabuyok
 1969
Feliza Teresita Nuevo Miro

70’s Decade

1970
Minerva Manalo Cagatao
 1971
Onelia Ison Jose
1972
Evangeline Rosales Reyes
1973
 1974
Agnes Benisano Rustia
 1975
Suzanne Talam Gonzales
 1976
Josephine Salazar Conde
1977
Anna Melissa Ofilada Veneracion
1978
Louvette Monzon Hammond
1979
Josefina Molon Francisco

80’s Decade

1980
Maria Milagros Guidote Nabor
1981
Suzette Umali Nicolas
1982
Sarah Jane Coronel Areza
1983
Marilou Sadia Sadiua 
1984
 Aurora Elvira Gayoso Sevilla
1985
Elizabeth Dionisio Cuenco
1986
Sherry Rose Austria Byrne
1987
Maria Lourdes Manalili Apostol
1988
Dana Mayor Narvadez
1989
Estrella Singson Querubin

90’s Decade

1990
Antonette Elizalde Ballesteros
1991
Gemith Gonzaga Gemparo
1992
Marilen Camilen Espino

Marina Pura Abad-Santos Benipayo *
1993
1994
1995
Reham Snow Hamdi Tago
1996
1997
Kristine Rachel Gumabao Florendo
1998
Rachel Muyot Soriano
1999

Lalaine Bognot Edson *


00’s Decade

2000
Katherine Annwen Dantes de Guzman
2001
Gilrhea CastaƱeda Quinzon
2002
Katherine Anne Ramos Manalo
2003
Maria Rafaela Verdadero Yunon
2004
Maria Karla Rabanal Bautista
2005
2006
 Anna Maris Arcay Igpit
2007
 Margaret Nales Wilson 
2008
 Janina San Miguel

Danielle Kirsten  Muriel Castanos  *
2009

 10’s Decade

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

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