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FILIPINO


Beauty Queens

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. But when an international beauty pageant 
crowned someone the winner, we better believe it that she's the fairest of them all.

You maybe surprise to know that the new "Miss America", Angela Perez Baraquio, is a 
Filipino American from Hawaii. A Filipino American as the first asian american 
to win the beauty pageant is something to be proud of. Filipinos are known to be 
typically short, brown and with a pug nose. Unkown to most Filipino Americans, the 
Philippines had been producing beauty queens for a long time. In fact we have been 
raising them, small girls are competing in local or city beauty pageants are normal 
for each town during fiestas, school anniversaries, fund raisings and other events 
that require someone to promote the cause. When they grow older, they will be 
competing for the chance to represent the country to the international pageants.

The Philippines have 3 Mses. International and 2 Mses. Universe to made us all proud 
of. The likes of Margie Moran and Gloria Diaz as Mses.Universe, Gemma Cruz, Aurora 
Pijuan and Melanie Marquez, the Mses. International. And some beaty queens married 
Filipinos like Armi Helena Kuusela (Miss Finland)- Hilario, Miss Universe 1952 who is 
married to a businessman and a Miss Australia married to a Filipino actor and 
comedian. Not to mention, Miss International 1960 Stella Marquez Zawadzky-Araneta 
(Miss Colombia) who is married to a scion of the Araneta family and the organizer of the 
Miss International in the Philippines. Indeed the Philippines is home to a lot of 
beautiful women.

As a race, we have a long tradition in winning beauty contests, the Filipino Americans 
can be credited to have several beauty title holders of their own. Aside from Miss 
Baraquio, the Miss Teen USA for 1998 is a Filipino American from South Carolina, 
Vanessa Minnillo. Ms. Minnillo was voted Miss Congeniality by the contestants for that year.

The stereo type of a typical Filipino woman is not true. We've been blended with several 
races in our blood and that made our features so unique and together with our zest for 
living, our personalities are easy to get a long with - a winning combination. We can 
be friends with all nationalities because we do not have prejudies towards any race, 
look at our people to see what we've been tolerating in our society. We are a mixed 
society, you name it we will surely have them in our blood, we are truly a melting pot. 
And this melting pot made us produced these beauties.


Related Sites:
Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines) Beauty Pageant
More Beauty Pageants Info
Miss America 2001 - Angela Perez Baraquio


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