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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
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.
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Miss America 2001 - Angela Perez Baraquio
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