Sunday, October 31, 2010

Beauty Queens, RIP

 Dear insansapinas,

From the srticle of Ricky Lo, The Beauty Queens Up There, I made a research to find  the photos and additional information about these beauty queens who had already passed away.

1. 1929 Miss Philippines Carnival Pacita de los Reyes-Phillips (Nov. 14, 1911-March 10, 2005), was also declared Pearl of the Orient Seas during her coronation, She was the toast of the state university and was  a topnotcher in the Bar Exam. She died of natural cause. 

2. 1935 Miss Philippines Carnival Conchita Sunico (Dec. 8, 1913-Aug. 1, 1990), was a reluctant beauty queen, she refused to join the Manila Carnival contest but due to insistent persuasion of her sponsors and being the personal choice of then President Manuel L. Quezon, she went ahead and won. Before her coronation, she was the president of Smiles Club and muse of Bachelor’s Club. She was credited for the restoration of Metropolitan Theatre. Shewas fondly called Tita Conching.

3. 1953 (first) Miss Aviation Joji Felix-Velarde (Oct. 4, 1935-May 22, 2009), also the first Miss Caltex (Miss RPM Supreme), of cardiac arrest. A fashion model, prima ballerina, she became involved in events organizing like Miss Philippines Beauty Pageants..
4. 1964 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Myrna Panlilio (Nov. 19, 1942-July 16, 2009), of cardiac arrest while confined at the Makati Medical Center, remains were cremated.

5. •1977 Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Rio Diaz (Aug 14, 1959-Oct. 3, 2004), adjudged fourth runner-up to 1977 Miss Asia Linda Emran of Indonesia, after a six-year battle with colon cancer, in California. She was formerly married to Hajji Alejandro. After the separartion, she married Charlie Cojuangco, the son of Danding Cojuangco.

6. •1977 Bb. Pilipinas-International Pinky Alberto (Feb. 14, 1956-Oct. 27. 2005), of lymphatic cancer, made headlines when she voluntarily withdrew and flew back to Manila 10 days before the Miss International 1977 finals in Tokyo due to some irregularities in pre-pageant events, the first ever and only Filipina to do so. The highly-esteemed Teodoro F. Valencia commented in his Over a Cup of Coffee column, “Pinky may not know it but she won universal applause.” Born on Valentine’s Day, she was named Maria Cristina Valentina and fondly called Pinky because when she was still a toddler she would turn pink when around with other people. Pinky’s husband was the late Frank Scaife, an Australian, who used to work as marketing and promotions consultant with Philippine Airlines.

7. 1979 Miss Young-Pilipinas Maria Teresa Carlson (1963-Nov. 23, 2001), of multiple injuries sustained when she fell from her penthouse on the 23rd floor of Platinum 2000 condominium in Greenhills, San Juan City.

8. 1980 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Chat Silayan (July 8, 1959-April 23, 2006), third runner-up to 1980 Miss Universe Shawn Weatherly of USA, of colon cancer.  She was the daughter of actor Vic Silayan.

9. 1981 Miss Maja-Pilipinas Josephine Bautista (Nov. 27, 1960-Sept. 30, 1998), won Maja Popularidad and Best National Costume awards in the 1981 Maja International held in Madrid, of cancer several years ago.

10, 1993 Bb. Pilipinas-International Sheela Mae Santarin died at 28 in Nov. 2003 of complications purportedly resulting from postnatal liposuction surgery. She was comatose for 16 months.

11. •2009 Bb. Pilipinas-International Melody Gersbach (Nov. 18, 1985 – Aug 21, 2010), one of the 15 semi-finalists in 2009 Miss International, in a vehicular accident in Camarines Sur.


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