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Chiqui Somes CARMENCITA "CHIQUI" SOMES
1967 Miss Philippines Queen of the Pacific

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Chiqui Somes represented the Philippines in the first ever Queen of the Pacific Quest at the Melbourne's Moomba celebrations. 16 entrants from the Pacific area and countries with close Pacific ties competed. Malaysia's Betty Lim Saw Yim won the title.

Queen of the Pacific 1967 Queen of the Pacific 1967


Baby Santiago MARIA RITA "BABY" SANTIAGO
1968 Miss Philippines Queen of the Pacific


Maria Rita Santiago is the 1968 Queen of the Pacific at the Moomba, the largest and one of the longest running festivals in Australia. She also won the Miss Crowning Glory award at the festival. The year before, Baby was chosen as one of the top ten outstanding models of the Philippines together with Chona Kasten, Margarita "Maita" Gomez, Jojo Felix-Velarde, Dinty Barredo, Toni Serrano, Pearlie Arcache, Jean Margaret Lim, Cherrie Pie Villongco and Tina Santos.

Queen of Pacific 1968 Baby Santiago
Queen of Pacific 1968 Queen of Pacific 1968 Queen of Pacific 1968 Baby Santiago Baby Santiago Baby Santiago


Emma Ruth Yulo EMMA RUTH YULO
1969 Miss Philippines Queen of the Pacific


Emma Ruth Yulo was sponsored by Manila Jaycees for the Moomba festival. Emma placed third from among 18 participating international representatives. Nationalist China's Patty Wu won the title. Patty Wu relinquished the crown in the middle of her reign to pursue a scientific career. Japan's Hiroko Suzuki, the first runner-up took over the title.

Queen of Pacific 1969
Queen of Pacific 1969 Queen of Pacific 1969 Queen of Pacific 1969 Queen of Pacific 1969 Emma Ruth Yulo


Mary Jane Madamba MARY JANE MADAMBA
1966 Teen Princess Philippines


Mary Jane Madamba is the first winner of this teen beauty pageant sponsored by the now defunct Manila Chronicle. One notable contestant was a willowy 16 year old Visayan beauty named Aurora Pijuan who came very close to bagging the title away from Mary Jane Madamba with just 0.2 points margin between them after the final ballot counting. The Judges were Carlos P. Romulo, Manuel Nieto Jr., Estefania Aldaba Lim, Mrs. Armi Kuusela Hilario and Antonio V. Ulgado. The First Lady, Mrs. Imelda R. Marcos crowned Mary Jane at colorful ceremonies held at the Rizal Theatre. She represented the Philippines in the International Teen Princess Pageant that was held in Chicago, Illinois on May 21, 1966 where she placed second to Japan's Reiko Oshida.
Mary Jane Madamba Mary Jane Madamba Mary Jane Madamba Aurora Pijuan Aurora Pijuan Teen Princess Philippines 1966
Teen Princess International 1966 Teen Princess International 1966 1966 Teen Princess International Mary Jane Madamba


IMELDA VILLALUZ
1968 Miss Teen Philippines


Three months before Isabelita Sy represented the Philippines at the 1968 International Teen Princess Pageant in Chicago, Illinois, a similar competition called Miss Teen International spotlighting teenage feminine pulchritude was held in Hollywood, California. The Philippine bet was a 15 year old talented girl from Laoag named Imelda Villaluz. Although Imelda did not win, she was proud that she did her best and gained more friends for the Philippines.

Isabelita Sy & Imelda Villaluz Imelda Villaluz
Imelda Villaluz


Isabelita Sy ISABELITA SY
1968 Teen Princess Philippines


There was no Teen Princess Philippines in 1967. In 1968, Beauty World Inc. took over the franchise and selected Isabelita Sy to represent the Philippines in the International Teen Princess in Chicago, Illinois. Iran's Elaheh Azodi won the title.

Isabelita Sy International Teen Princess 1968


Edna Elegado EDNA ELEGADO
1969 Teen Princess Philippines


Edna Elegado represented the Philippines in the 1969 International Teen Princess Pageant in Chicago, Illinois where she finished fourth. Israel's Sharona Marech was the winner.

IInternational Teen Princess 1969 Edna Elegado Edna Elegado


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