Thursday, July 23, 2015

Teresita Sanchez (the very first Miss Philippines competed in Miss Universe 1952)

Teresita Torralba Sanchez was crowned on April 26, 1952 by the Mayor of Manila, Arsenio Lacson at the Fiesta Pavilion of Manila Hotel.

 Notable candidate during her year was a mestiza from Gapan, Nueva Ecija named Dorothy Jones who became a famous Filipino actress, Nida Blanca (January 6, 1936 – November 7, 2001). 

  Other winners were: Miss Luzon, Carmen Ortega; Miss Visayas, Jean Arquiza; Miss Mindanao, Emma Nepomuceno; and Miss Manila, Carmencita Fernandez. Teresita Torralba Sanchez represented the Philippines in the first ever Miss Universe Beauty Contest held in Long Beach, California.

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